A public talk given by Dr Ida Milne, Lecturer in European History ast Carlow College.

Dr Milne worked in the newspaper industry and as a travel journalist, before returning to education in 2000. Her PhD research (TCD 2011) and monograph were on the social, political and medical impact of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. She is a visiting research fellow in TCD Department of History. She was awarded an Irish Research Council Marie Sklowodska Curie Actions Elevate fellowship in 2014-18 (Maynooth University and Queen’s University Belfast), for a project exploring the impact of infectious diseases of childhood on Irish society over the course of the 20th century. During Covid-19, she become a frequent commentator on news media in Ireland and internationally about the lessons to be drawn from the history of epidemic disease.

This event is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Night Time Economy initiative.