What happened to the dead?

In the time of the Great Famine in Ireland, the rituals surrounding wakes and burial were often abandoned. Centenary University Associate Professor of History Breandan Mac Suibhne will discuss “Mortuary Practice in the Time of the Famine: Ireland, 1846-52” on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Mac Suibhne is an expert in society and culture in modern Ireland, particularly Ulster, with special interests in the politics of identity in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Great Famine, migration, oral history, Irish America, and the Atlantic. His most recent book is The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland, named the Irish Times Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year in 2017. He is a co-founder of Field Day Review, a journal of political and literary culture, and co-editor of Ireland’s Great Famine and Popular Politics. Sponsor: Center for Irish Programs.

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