The Dept of Nursing & Midwifery & School of Law are pleased to host

Bearing Witness

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

on concealed pregnancy, concealment of birth & infanticide


The Spaces Between Us Exhibition.

This symposium and exhibition is a result of a funding award from the International Activity Challenge Fund 2018.

Dr Amanda Gardiner is curator of The Spaces Between Us Exhibition and is bringing this equisite work to the University of Limerick.

Please join us to share and learn more about concealed pregnancy, concealment of birth and infanticide. The exquisite and deeply moving work has emerged both as a form of historical witnessing and as an invitation for audiences to engage with experiences of trauma with empathy, recognition and respect.

Dr Sylvia Murphy Tighe, UL
Dr Amanda Gardiner (Curator of Exhibition), Edith Cowan University

Dr Patrick Ryan Head of Deptof Psychology, UL
Dr Sylvia Murphy Tighe: Concealed Pregnancy & The Keeping it Secret Study
Dr Amanda Gardiner: historical Infanticide in Western Australia
Launch: The Spaces Between Us Exhibition, Bourn Vincent Gallery

Keynote Address:
Prof Joan Lalor, Trinity College Dublin
Re-thinking the pregnant woman’s decisional authority and the interconnection between the pregnant woman, the fetus and the clinician.


Court of Appeal,
Glucksman Library
University of Limerick

December 6th 2018
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