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Heritages of Hunger Public Lecture Event

On 28 June, 2022, the Heritages of Hunger project will organize a public lecture event at the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen. The project is a collaboration between NIOD, Radboud University and Wageningen University. Join the discussions and learn more about European famines, their legacies and their relevance in today’s world.

On 28 June, 2022, the Heritages of Hunger project will organize a public lecture event at the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen. The project is a collaboration between NIOD, Radboud University and Wageningen University. Join the discussions and learn more about European famines, their legacies and their relevance in today’s world.

International experts on famine history and memory will talk about different periods of hunger in European history. We will close with a very topical panel on the significance of recollections of the Ukrainian famine or Holodomor (1932-33) in light of the present Russo-Ukrainian war.

Programme

  • 9.15-9.30: Registration
  • 9.30-9.45: Opening by Marguérite Corporaal (Heritages of Hunger, Radboud University)
  • 9.45-10.15: Laurence Gourievidis (Université de Clermont Auvergne) - Present Pasts: The Commemoration of Irish and Scottish Famine Migrants in the City of Glasgow.
  • 10.15-10.45: Jason King (Irish Heritage Trust) - Great Famine Voices: Immigrant and Indigenous Perspectives.
  • 10.45-11.00: Coffee and tea break
  • 11.00-12.00: Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco (University of Granada) - Spanish Famine: Between History and Memory.
  • 12.00-12.30: William Jenkins (York University, Toronto) - Townlands to Tenements: Documenting and Mapping the Experiences of Post-Famine Irish Poor in Toronto, Canada.
  • 12.45-13.45: Lunch break
  • 13.45-14.45: Peter Gray (Queen’s University Belfast) and Emily Mark-FitzGerald (University College Dublin) - Commemorating Famine Philanthropy: Paul Strzelecki in Ireland and Poland.
  • 14.45-15.00: Coffee and tea break
  • 15.00-15.30: Ingrid de Zwarte (Wageningen University & Research) and Lindsay Janssen (Radboud University) - Recalling the Hunger Winter: Evoking Famine Memory Beyond the National.
  • 15.30-16.30: Marta Baziuk (Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Toronto), Irka Mycak (Canadian Ukrainian Congress, Ottawa), Anne-Lise Bobeldijk (Wageningen University & Research), and Charley Boerman (Radboud University) Roundtable discussion: Holodomor Heritage in Our Present Times of War.
  • 16.30-17.00: Drinks reception

Registration

You do not have to register to join this event.

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