CFP: Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac_CFP_1-10-14Since 1976, the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium has met every two years, alternating between co-sponsoring universities and museums in Ulster and North America. The twentieth meeting of the Symposium will be hosted at two venues in the United States. The first program will be hosted by Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, 18 -21 June 2014, and the second program will be held at the University of Georgia, 25 – 28 June 2014.

The theme of the Quinnipiac Conference is:

Irish Hunger, Poverty and Migration: A transatlantic perspective.

Keynote speakers: Dr Piaras Mac Éinrí, Cork University; Dr Maureen Murphy, Hofstra University; Professor Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University.

Included activities: visiting Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in CT, the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, and the Famine Memorial in NYC.

The organizers will be pleased to receive offers of individual papers or panels of papers from both established and new scholars in the field. Please send abstracts (no more than 250 words) by 15 February 2014 to:

Christine.kinealy@quinnipiac.edu and gerard.moran@gmail.com

Overseas attendees will be given free accommodation at Quinnipiac University.