“An Gorta Mor”: The Great Irish Famine (1845-1851). Call for Papers.

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Date / time: 5 December, All day

Université Bordeaux Montaigne

“AN GORTA MOR”. THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE (1845-1851) 5 December 2014, Bordeaux The Great Irish Famine is recognized today as the most significant event in modern Irish history. From the first appearance of the potato blight in 1845 to its disappearance in 1849 it is estimated that the country lost about a quarter of its population when a million died and a further million emigrated. The Famine, its causes, its demographic and migratory consequences for Ire4land and the world and the (in)action of the British government are all topics which have become major political, historiographical and memorial issues. Interpretations have varied and given rise to lengthy debates between those adopting an anti-British nationalist position and others proposing revisionist versions of these events. You are invited to send a proposal of about 300 words to Moya Jones (moya.jones@ubordeaux3.fr) and to Philippe Cauvet (cauvetp@hotmail.com) by 15 August 2014. The selection of papers will be completed by 2 September 2014. http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=214072