Ripping effects of the Great Famine: Free online lecture series

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19th January

19th Century Ireland, Context and Causes of the Great Irish Famine.
Dr. Áine Doran, Ulster University.

The Province of Ulster and The Great Famine.
Dr. Gerard MacAtasney.

26th January
The Workhouse: Creation of the workhouse system during the famine with case study, Lurgan Workhouse, Co. Armagh.
Dr. Gerard MacAtasney

The Master of Portumna Workhouse: Corruption and Exploitation.
Mr. David Broderick.

2nd February
How The Great Famine Affected Irish Women.
Asmae Ourkiya

Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland & Subsequent Nutritional Decline.
Dr. Ian Miller, Ulster University

The Earl Grey Scheme: Irish Famine Orphans in Australia.
Jonathon Fairall, Australian journalist and author.

9th February
Famine Roads: Archaeological Insights into the Public Works Schemes from the Great Famine in Ireland.
Dr. Colm Donnelly, Queen’s University Belfast.

Subject Lacking Words?:The Gray Zone of the Great Famine.
Prof. Breandán Mac Suibhne, University of Galwa

16th February
Famine Migration to British North America (Canada).
Prof. Mark McGowan, University of Toronto.

Voices from the American Civil War: The stories of Ireland famine-era emigrants and the conflict that changed their lives.
Dr. Damian Shiels, Research Fellow at Northumbria University.

23rd February
The Impact of Irish Refugees in shaping Liverpool.
Emma Smith & John Maguire, Irish Liverpool Festival.

Was The Great Irish Famine an Ecological Disaster: Lessons for Policy Makers today?
Dr. Alan Fernihough, Queens University Belfast.

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