Positive in Prison: HIV stories from a Dublin Jail is a radio drama exploring AIDS / HIV in Mountjoy prison initiated as part of the History of Health in Prison project. The podcast will be launched with a panel discussion in London on 22 November and in Dublin on 1 December to mark World AIDS Day.
The 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis may be recent history, but the experiences of those who lived through it are rapidly disappearing from the public mind. To reintroduce one specific collection of experiences, from the HIV/AIDS separation unit in Dublin’s largest prison, a podcast has been created with partners Digital Drama based on oral histories and archival research.
Join a roundtable and drinks reception to mark its launch. Come to hear extracts and to discuss this history and the process of retelling it with Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and the creative team.
22 November, London
Part of Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street
The event is free however booking is required:
1 December, Dublin
Marking World AIDS Day
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The event is free to attend however registration is required: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information visit histprisonhealth.com/arts-projects/