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Alice Mauger

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of History
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168185
Email: alice.mauger@ucd.ie

Biography

Alice Mauger is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland in the School of History, University College Dublin. Her research project 'Alcohol Medicine and Irish Society, c. 1890-1970' is funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project explores the evolution of medicine's role in framing and treating alcoholism in Ireland. It aims to make a significant contribution to the medical humanities, exploring historical sources to better understand and contextualise Irish society's relationship with alcohol.

She was awarded a PhD by UCD in 2014 for her thesis which examined public, voluntary and private asylum care in nineteenth-century Ireland. Prior to this she completed the MA programme on the Social and Cultural History of Medicine at the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, UCD. Both her MA and PhD were funded by the Wellcome Trust. She has published on the history of psychiatry in Ireland. 

Publications

Books

Alice Mauger (forthcoming) (2017) The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

Alice Mauger and Anne MacLellan (2013) 'Introduction: Contexts of Childhood Illness in Ireland' In: Anne MacLellan and Alice Mauger (eds). Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland, 1750-1950. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Anne MacLellan & Alice Mauger (Ed.). (2013) Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland, 1750-1950. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Alice Mauger (2012) 'Confinement of the Higher Orders: The Social Role of Private Lunatic Asylums in Ireland, c. 1820-1860'. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, . [Details]
                                                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests


Teaching Interests 
 
Alice has a taught on modern Irish history, the history of psychiatry and the history of medicine at University College Dublin 

Research Interests

History of medicine, psychiatry, alcohol, addiction. Modern Irish social and cultural history.