Date(s) - 10/12/2019
Cormac Ó Gráda is professor emeritus, University College Dublin. He has published monographs including Ireland: A New Economic History (1994); Black ’47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy and Memory (1999); Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (2006); Famine: A Short History (2009); and Eating People is Wrong and Other Essays on the History and Future of Famine (2014).
Current research interests include the English Industrial Revolution; return migration to Ireland; the Famine Irish in New York; and speed and safety under sail. He was awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Humanities in 2010 and an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin in 2019. This talk will examine Irish immigration a century ago, and the situation today.