Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award
Institution: University of Limerick
Ciara Breathnach is Associate Professor in History at the University of Limerick. Hosted by Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, her Fulbright project entitled Death and the Irish in New York City 1880-1922 will examine how Irish immigrants planned for, and managed, death in the metropolis, from 1880, when vital registration of death was introduced, until 1922, when the Irish Free State was established. Breathnach is an Irish Research Council Laureate Awardee 2017/32 who has published widely on Irish social and medical history, her current monograph is Ordinary lives, death and social class: Dublin City Coroner’s Court, 1876-1902 (Oxford University Press, 2022).