"Men lived as if they dreaded each other”:Hugh Dorian and the Grey Zone of the Great Famine.

A lecture to mark the National commemoration of  the Great Famine.

Wednesday 22 May, 7pm

Speaker: Breandán Mac Suibhne

In this lecture, Breandán takes his starting point, Hugh Dorian's (1834–1914) extraordinary first-hand account of the Great Famine and its consequences, a copy of which was deposited in the National Library in the mid-1900s, and he explains how this text influenced his own award-winning The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Breandán Mac Suibhne is a historian (PhD, Carnegie Mellon, 1999) of society and culture in modern Ireland, particularly Ulster, with special interests in the politics of identity in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Great Famine, migration, oral history, Irish America, and the Atlantic. His most recent book, The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2017), was the Irish Times ‘Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year’ in 2017
All welcome!

 
NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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