Season 1, Episode #8 – The Gender, Migration & Madness Project

Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane, Kingston, Ontario – © Jane McGaughey

The Gender, Migration & Madness Research Project –

Archives of Ontario, RG10-20-B-3-1 and -2, Toronto Provincial Lunatic Asylum Records, General Register, 1841-1868

Archives of Ontario, RG10-20-F, Rockwood Lunatic Asylum Records

Bibliothèque et Archives nationale du Québec, E4, Asile d’aliénés de Beauport: Dossiers d’admission, 1845-1848, 1849-1852, 1853-1857; Correspondance, 1845-1847, 1850-1856

Catherine Colborne, “Insanity, Gender and Empire: Women living a ‘loose kind of life’ on the Colonial Institutional Margins, 1870-1910,” Health and History 14 (1), Special Issue: Health and Place: Medicine, Ethnicity, and Colonial Identities (2012): 77-99

Catherine Colborne, Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910 (2015)

Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland & Sarah York, “Itineraries and Experiences of Insanity: Irish Migration and the Management of Mental Illness in Nineteenth Century Lancashire,” in Migration, Health and Ethnicity in the Modern World, eds. C. Cox and H. Marland, 36-60 (2013)

Michel Foucault, Folie et Déraison.  Histoire de la Folie à l’âge classique (1961)

Giselle Gonzalez Garcia, Gabrielle Machnik-Kekesi & Jane McGaughey, “Treating the Irish in Upper and Lower Canadian Colonial Lunatic Asylums, 1845-1854: Famine Trends and Local Variances,” (working paper)

Jennifer McKendry, “An ideal hospital for the insane?  Rockwood Lunatic Asylum, Kingston, Ontario,”  Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Bulletin 18, 1 (1993): 4-17

Lorna McLean and Marilyn Barber, “In Search of Comfort and Independence: Irish Immigrant Domestic Servants Encounter the Courts, Jails, and Asylums in Nineteenth-Century Ontario,” in Sisters Or Strangers: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History, eds. Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, and Frances Swyripa, 133-160 (2004)

James Moran, Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (2000)

Roy Porter and David Wright eds., The Confinement of the Insane: International Perspectives, 1800-1965 (2003)

David Wright and Tom Themeles, “Migration, Madness, and the Celtic Fringe: A Comparison of Irish and Scottish Admissions to Four Canadian Mental Hospitals, c. 1841-1891,” in Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010, eds. Angela McCarthy and Catherine Coleborne, 39-54 (2012)

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