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    Poverty and Famine in Ireland conference

    Poverty and Famine in Ireland conference

    Held in the old eighteenth century Poor House of Belfast, this conference on ‘Poverty and Famine in Ireland: The Great Famine, its contexts and legacy’ includes speakers from Ireland, UK, Holland and Finland. The conference will exlore a wide range of themes including health care and disease, fictional depictions, archival sources, famine commemoration, nutrition and welfare provision. Open to all, it will be held over two days, 11-12 April 2014 at Clifton House, North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1EQ in conjunction with the School of History and Anthropology, and the Institution for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University, Belfast. All ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0330/604446-the-history-show-sunday-30-march-2014/?clipid=1518483
    Prison, Poorhouse and Philanthropy in the lives of Belfast’s poor – 1800-1939

    Prison, Poorhouse and Philanthropy in the lives of Belfast’s poor – 1800-1939

    On 17 April, as part of the 'Queen's University in the Community' initiative, members of its school of history will go to Gaol – Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. At the Crumlin Road Gaol event, historians will give talks on prisoners, sick people and the workhouses and prisons of Belfast in the 19th and 20th centuries. Georgina Laragy who is co-ordinating the event, came into tell us about it. Time: 2-4pm Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013 Venue: Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6ST ALL WELCOME. For more information on the ‘Queen’s in the Community’ events check http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/QueensintheCommunity

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0407/379609-the-history-show-sunday-7-april-2013/?clipid=1043126

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