Festival Presenters 2022

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Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley

Lecturer in History and co-PI of the Tuam Oral History Project

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Dr. Lorraine Grimes

Postdoctoral Researcher on  the project ‘Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the Eighth

David McAtackney

Research and Engagement Strategist at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

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Kristin Kozar

Digital Collections Specialist at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

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Dr. Elizabeth  Shaffer

Crossed-appointed with UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

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Dr. Maurice Casey

Current Department of Foreign Affairs Historian in Residence at EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin

Mary Harney

Born in Bessborrough Mother and Baby Institution in Cork and  currently working on her PhD in the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. 

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Sarah Thompson

Folklorist, ethnographer, & pop culture scholar

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Dr. Leanne McCormick

Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History at Ulster University.

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Dr. Elaine Farrell

Co-leads the Bad Bridget project, which examines criminal and deviant Irish women in North America, from 1838 to 1918

Monica McWilliams

Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations

Dr. Dara Culhane

Professor of Anthropology with a focus on Gender and Sexuality, and Irish Studies

Chris Morrissey

Co-founder & volunteered with LEGIT: Canadian Immigration for Same-Sex Partners and Rainbow Refugee Society

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Deirdre Keohane

Award-winning Irish/Canadian artist whose work has been exhibited in both Ireland and Canada.

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Teacher, author and spiritual guide within the Celtic spiritual and mythological tradition

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Philomena Jordan

Irish storyteller of stories, songs and poetry

Dolores Whelan

Dr. Dara Culhane

Professor of Anthropology with a focus on Gender and Sexuality, and Irish Studies