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Centenary College Library Lecture Series will Feature Discussion about Ireland's Great Hunger, 1845-1851

03/03/2014, 09:22 AM

Hackettstown, N.J.– Centenary College Taylor Memorial Library will host its first Library Lecture Series at 7 p.m. March 12, 2014.  Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne, Assistant Professor of History at Centenary College, will discuss “Ireland’s Great Hunger, 1845-1851.”  This event is free and open to the public.

“I am so pleased that the Library Lecture Series will be launched in the near future,” says Timothy Domick, Director of the Taylor Memorial Library at Centenary College.  “It is my intention to highlight the expertise of our esteemed faculty members and subject experts in the community.  Dr. Mac Suibhne is an expert in his field and we are so fortunate to have him speak to fellow Centenarians and our neighbors and friends.”

A graduate of University College Dublin and Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Mac Suibhne has published on various aspects of modern Irish history, including the rise and repression of republicanism in the late eighteenth century, agrarian improvement and social unrest in the mid-1800s, the photographing of Irish Republican suspects in the 1860s.  Catholic mentalités in the late nineteenth century and changing attitudes to traditional music.  He is editor of Society and Manners in Early-Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, Field Day, 2011), an annotated edition of the travel writing of John Gamble, medical doctor and man of letters, and co-editor, with David Dickson, of Hugh Dorian, The Outer Edge of Ulster: A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century Donegal (Dublin, Lilliput Press, 2000, 2001: South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001), the most extensive lower-class account of Ireland’s Great Famine.  In 2005, he was one of the founding editors with Seamus Deane, of Field Day Review, a journal of political and literacy culture, and, with the historian Enda Delaney, he is editing a collection of essays on the Great Famine and popular politics, for publication, by Routledge, in 2013. 

For more information, call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2345.

 Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.