Women and the Great Hunger

Editor : Christine Kinealy, Editor : Jason King, Editor : Ciaran Reilly

Women and the Great Hunger

Book Details

  • Publisher : Quinnipiac University Press
  • Published : March 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 236
  • Category :
    Popular Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 96616
  • ISBN 13 : 9780990945420
  • ISBN 10 : 0990945421

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Even considering recent advances in the development of women's studies as a discipline, women remain underrepresented in the history and historiography of the Great Hunger. The various roles played by women, including as landowners, relief-givers, philanthropists, proselytizers and providers for the family, have received little attention.This publication examines the diverse and still largely unexplored role of women during the Great Hunger, shedding light on how women experienced and shaped the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. In addition to more traditional sources, the contributors also draw on folklore and popular culture.

Women and the Great Hunger brings together the work of some of the leading researchers in Irish studies, with new scholarship, methodologies and perspectives. This book takes a major step toward advancing our understanding of the Great Hunger.

About the Editor(s)

Christine Kinealy is Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. Jason King is Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway and Ciaran Reilly is a Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, Maynooth University

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Dr Ciarán Reilly is an historian of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history with particular interest in the Great Irish Famine; country houses; landed estates, and the Irish Revolution, 1912-23.

Dr Reilly’s research has led to a number of important public engagements including conferences, public lectures, schools liaison and a host of television, radio and print media activities. His research collaborations include those with university colleagues in Ireland, Britain, Finland, South Africa and the USA. He is a founding member of the European Forum for the Study of Country Houses and Landed Estates and a member of the International Network of Irish Famine Studies and the North American Irish Famine Network.

His publications include:
Capard: An Irish Country House & Estate
The Land Agent, 1700-1920
Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland
The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger
The Irish Land Agent, 1830-60: the Case of King's County
Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine
John Plunket Joly and the Great Famine in King's County
Edenderry, County Offaly and the Downshire estate, 1790-1800

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