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Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy
08/26/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please note: Registration / RSVP is REQUIRED, as the presentation is limited to the first 100 registrants.
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This talk, presented via Zoom meeting, is on Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy. It will be presented by Mary Kelly Dr. Kelly from Franklin Pierce College. Drawing on material from her book, Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History. Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of Famine survivors and their descendants, Dr. Kelly shows how interrogating Famine memory enables the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic to deal with the material and emotional inheritance of this tragic experience.
However, due to Covid pandemic, this one will be begin at 7PM on Wednesday 26th August via zoom with the help of Hillsborough Historical Society instead of on History Alive Day. If you can’t come join us on the 16th August, then join us in this special talk later this month.