Quinnipiac University will host its second major academic conference on Ireland's Great Hunger on September 17, 2005.
The conference will be held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of Quinnipiac's unparalleled holdings of famine commemorative art. This artwork is part of the An Gorta Mor collection of documents, printed materials, paintings, and sculpture relating to the famine and its impact on Ireland and the world. It is showcased in the Lender Family Special Collection Room in Quinnipiac's Arnold Bernhard Library.
We invite submissions from scholars working on all dimensions of the Great Hunger. Particularly welcome are proposals that fit the themes of the conference. We are especially interested in:
representations of the Great Hunger:
in art, language, literary and historical works;
at commemorative sites; and
in popular memory
papers on aspects of famine preservation, particularly:
the preservation of famine era records
issues of archival management, access, and funding
other ways the famine has been preserved, culturally, intellectually,and biologically
Proposals for individual papers and/or full sessions should include names of participants with a c.v. and 250-500 word summary of each paper. We anticipate publishing a selection of the papers in a volume that will be assembled subsequent to the conference. Funds will be available to reimburse some of the travel and lodging expenses of those delivering papers.
Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005
David Valone, CL-AC3
275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
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