Reminder: CFP Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute – Hamden, CT, USA

Just a friendly reminder regarding a forthcoming interdisciplinary conference “Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland.” The conference seeks to explore the diverse and unexplored role of women during the Great Hunger, considering also how this experience might compare with the experience of women in other famines.

Conference organizers are inviting abstracts through March 1, 2015. Conference details and the call for papers can be found on the website: Organizers are pleased to also announce discounted group registration rates: a 5% discount for groups of five or more and a 10% discount for groups of ten or more. Non-presenters would also be welcome to attend.

The conference agenda is shaping up nicely, with three noted keynote speakers, museum tours, a dramatic reading of Cathal Póirtéir’s Famine Echoes, and of course many presentations of dynamic new research.

About the Great Hunger Institute: Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute is a scholarly resource for the study of the Great Hunger, which is also known as An Gorta Mór. Through a strategic program of lectures, conferences, course offerings, and publications, the institute fosters a deeper understanding of this tragedy and its causes and consequences.