Registration for Workshop 2

Following our very successful first event, registration for our second workshop –¬†Justice and the Liverpool-Ireland Abortion Corridor – is now open. The workshop will take place on June 4th at the MAC in Belfast between 9.30am and 4pm.

This second meeting will consider the historic and continuing legal contours of the LIAC and aims to connect with current debates in law and reproductive health in Ireland (North and South).

Combining a more ‘traditional’ conference style with the collective community of inquiry environment that proved so productive in the first meeting, the workshop aims to capture the liveliness and complexity of the relationship between the LIAC, the law and the practice of care.

Contributions in the form of papers, personal testimonies, research reflections and/or performances would be greatly appreciated. Those interested should email the project team for further information.

Registration is free but spaces are limited and a light lunch will be provided.

*In light of the sensitive nature of the subject, the project team retains the right to refuse applications for places. Participation and entrance is subject to confirmation via email.



Many apologies to those trying to register for the workshops – the email address is now fixed:


Welcome to the project homepage for the Liverpool-Ireland Abortion Corridor: Between History, Activism and Medical Practice. Kindly supported by the Wellcome Trust, the project explores the cultural and historical dimensions of the LIAC as well as the caregiving practices and lived experiences which continue to shape it. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the project brings together historical, sociological, and health perspectives with the aim of enlivening a sustained analysis of the Irish abortion trails and trail-making.

Between March 2016 and March 2017, the funding supports a scoping study of the LIAC (details of which are provided here) and four day-long workshops in Liverpool, Belfast, and Dublin.

This page will be updated as the project unfolds. To find out more about the workshops and the research email: