Health Webinar | Change Minds’ Archives, Art and Mental Health

15 Jan 2021 11:30 PM 1 hour

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Royal Irish Academy

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About this Webinar


This is a FREE WEBINAR on Health

Schedule : Jan 15th 2021 Time: 11:30 pm IST

Is this a LIVE WEBINAR : yes, this will be a live webinar

Is this an ONLINE WEBINAR : yes, you can attend this webinar online by clicking on the Button "Go To Event"

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Royal Irish Academy


About the Event :

‘Change Minds’ is a transformative archival adventure for people from Norfolk in the UK, who live with mental health conditions and are on low incomes, carers, volunteers and staff. Researching two digitised 19th Century Norfolk County Asylum Case Books at Norfolk Record Office and Norwich Millennium Library, Change Minds engages local people and online visitors in the stories it reveals during a fascinating investigation into local heritage, mental health and identity.

Grangegorman Histories present a webinar with Laura Drysdale, Director, Restoration Trust and Project Manager for Change Minds, Gary Tuson, Norfolk County Archivist and Change Minds Partner, and Richard Johnson, Research Coordinator and Change Minds member, chaired by Ruth Hegarty, Managing Editor, Royal Irish Academy and member of the Grangegorman Histories Working Group. They will introduce this transformative programme, and describe their current Change Minds project, Dr Hills’ Casebook. The discussion will explore the impact, legacy and transformative potential of the project for people living with mental health conditions. Grangegorman Histories wishes to deliver a similar project in Dublin, accessing the records recovered from Grangegorman in the years before the hospital closure. This complete record, running continuously from 1814, is now restored and housed at our National Archives in Dublin.

Click here to read the Grangegorman Histories Data Protection Statement.