WHY THE HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD MATTERS – CULTURE NIGHT WITH THE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD IRELAND

MY CULTURE NIGHT CONTRIBUTION

This culture night I am participating in an online project on the History of Childhood with the Museum of Childhood Ireland, where I am part of the Education team. I talk about the deliberate and sadistic mass trauma inflicted on Irish children from marginal and oppressed backgrounds in and by state institutions throughout the past 100 years and how poets & historians can work together to do the necessary work of justice in witnessing and recording all this. See my video below and check out videos by historians Chloe Browne, Ciara Molloy, Megan McCauley, Ida Milne, & Nora Corcoran online at the Museums youtube here https://youtube.com/channel/UCx8bymLYkYRJ0tqCNxCx5cg