This conference seeks to explore the diverse and still largely unexplored role of women during the Great Hunger. While many contemporary depictions of Ireland's Great Hunger have been dominated by female imagery, the involvement of women in other ways, including as landowners, relief-givers or providers for the family, has received little attention. This conference asks: How did women experience and shape the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852, and how does the Great Hunger compare with the experience of women in other famines? Paper proposals are still being accepted.To review the call for proposals, please visit: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/prebuilt/pdf/institutes/ighi/CFP_women_2015i.pdf.
The keynote speakers for the conference include Drs. Jason King of Galway University, Ciarán Reilly of Maynooth University and Oonagh Walsh of Glasgow Caledonian University. In addition to the academic program, the conference features several special events including tours of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum and of the new exhibition co-curated by Professor Christine Kinealy and Dr. Jason King, "Saving the Famine Irish: The Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger;" a dramatic performance of "Famine Echoes" by Cathal Póirtéir; and an evening exploring the historic city of New Haven.
REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
Registration for the conference is available in two package options, which is for all activities and includes most meals. General registration is available for $240, and student rates are available for $120. Group discounts are available upon request. For registration and additional details: www.quinnipiac.edu/greathungerconference
We are pleased to offer simple on-campus accommodations from Wednesday to Saturday on a first come, first served basis to 35 attendees at the rate of $150 per person. The single-occupancy rooms are located in our Eastview dormitories and include a bed with linens and towels, as well as a shared bathroom. Please note that guests will need to bring ALL other personal items such as toiletries, clocks, or hair dryers. In order to receive on-campus accommodations, registration must be complete by May 18, 2015. Please note - a car is necessary to travel off campus. Ample parking will be provided.