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Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland: The Kindness of Strangers with Prof. Christine Kinealy

February 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Professor Christine Kinealy, Director of the new Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, delivers a talk based on her new book, Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland: The Kindness of Strangers.

A world expert on the Famine, Professor Kinealy’s newest exploration of the topic focuses on the impact of the thousands of people who assisted Ireland after 1845, at a time when government relief programs failed to provide for the struggling population. The importance of this assistance irrefutable, the book also explores how technological advancements allowed this tragedy to capture the attention of the world and bring in unprecedented international aide. Prof. Kineally’s previous books include This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52A New History of Ireland, and The Great Famine in Ireland: Impact, Ideology and Rebellion.

Details

Date:
February 20, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/object/ne.kinealy

Organizer

Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Phone:
212-998-3950
Email:
ireland.house@nyu.edu
Website:
www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu

Venue

Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews
NEW YORK, NY 10003 United States
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Phone:
2129983950