I’m very pleased to share that my book Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument (Liverpool University Press) is now out in paperback, after going through two hardback runs! I’ve been so delighted with the reception of the book; in the past year alone I’ve had the opportunity to speak about this work across Ireland, and in the UK, US, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey.
If you happen to be in Edinburgh this week — I’ll be giving another talk as part of the Migration, Museums and Memorials conference happening at the National Museum of Scotland from 11-13 February. I’ll also be part of a plenary panel speaking to the theme of Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory: Transitions and Transformations at Radboud University in the Netherlands, from 31 March – 2 April. The International Network of Irish Famine Studies is run from Radboud (I’m one of their core members) and we’re also meeting from 23-24 April — the associated CFP has been extended to 15 February, in case you’re interested! Finally in mid-June I’ll be part of the Irish Famine Summer School in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, speaking about Famine memory and legacies of migration.