[CFP] The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts [Deadline: November 1st, 2016]
CFP: “The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts” for special issue of Breac. Edited by Marguérite Corporaaland Jason King.
The Great Irish Famine (1845–52) was one of the most influential periods in the history of Ireland and its diaspora. While emigration had already been a common feature in Irish life before the 1840s, the Famine catalysed the process, causing far greater numbers to leave the island and changing the nature of Irish emigration and Irish communities overseas, while also greatly influencing Irish society at home.