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Commemorating the Irish Famine
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Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument

Emily Mark-FitzGerald

Abstract

This book presents for the first time a visual cultural history of the 1840s Irish Famine, tracing its representation and commemoration from the nineteenth century up to its 150th anniversary in the 1990s and beyond. As the watershed event of nineteenth-century Ireland, the Famine’s political and social impacts profoundly shaped modern Ireland and the nations of its diaspora. Yet up until the 1990s, the memory of the Famine remained relatively muted in public space and heritage. The Famine commemorative boom of the mid-1990s was therefore unprecedented in scale and output, with more than one h ... More

Keywords: memory, commemoration, Irish Famine, Irish studies, diaspora, migration, monument, sites of memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318986
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318986.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Mark-FitzGerald, author
University College Dublin