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Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Famine Irish: Conference at Strokestown

The 3rd annual International Famine Conference will be held at Strokestown Park House, Co Roscommon, on Friday 19 and Saturday (morning only) 20 July.

Entitled The Famine Irish: Emigration and New Lives, this well-respected conference is organised by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates and the Department of History, NUI Maynooth. Lectures are relatively short (just 25 minutes on the programme) and cover the latest academic explorations of the emigration and resettlement experience of men, women, orphans and families in America, Britain, Australia, South Africa and Canada, as well as examining the themes of religion, transportation and prejudice.

The Keynote Address will be presented by Professor Christine Kinealy of Drew University, New Jersey – Chained Wolves: Young Ireland in Van Dieman's Land.

Conference costs are just 25 Euros, which includes refreshments (and a light lunch on the Friday).

Full programme.