David W. Fortin
Millersville, PA 17551
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Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 12:13:47 -0500
From: "Valone, David Prof." <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Ireland's Great Hunger
Call for Papers
Ireland's Great Hunger: Representation and Preservation
Quinnipiac University will host its second major academic conference
on Ireland's Great Hunger on September 17, 2005. The conference will
be held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of
Quinnipiac's unparalleled holdings of famine commemorative art. This
artwork is part of the An Gorta Mor collection of documents, printed
materials, paintings, and sculpture relating to the famine and its
impact on Ireland and the world. It is showcased in the Lender Family
Special Collection Room in Quinnipiac's Arnold Bernhard Library.
We invite submissions from scholars working on all dimensions of the
Great Hunger. Particularly welcome are proposals that fit the themes
of the conference. We are especially interested in:
*representations of the Great Hunger
in art, language, literary and historical works;
at commemorative sites; and
in popular memory.
*papers on aspects of famine preservation, particularly
the preservation of famine era records;
issues of archival management, access, and funding; and
other ways the famine has been preserved, culturally, intellectually,
Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005.
Established and younger scholars are encouraged to submit proposals.
Proposals for individual papers and/or full sessions should include
names of participants with a c.v. and 250-500 word summary of each
paper. We anticipate publishing a selection of the papers in a volume
that will be assembled subsequent to the conference. Funds will be
available to reimburse some of the travel and lodging expenses of
those delivering papers.
Direct proposals or inquiries via post or email to David Valone,
Director of Scholarly and Cultural Programs, The College of Liberal
Arts, Mail Code CL-AC3, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 06518.
Phone 203-582-5269; fax 203ú-582-3471. Email:
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