Famine Folios

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University publishes Famine Folios, a unique resource for students, scholars and researchers, as well as general readers, covering many aspects of the Famine in Ireland from 1845–1852 – the worst demographic catastrophe of nineteenth-century Europe. The essays are interdisciplinary in nature, and make available new research in Famine studies by internationally established scholars in history, art history, cultural theory, philosophy, media history, political economy, literature and music. This publications initiative is devised to augment the Museum experience, and is part of the Museum’s commitment to making its collection accessible to audiences of all ages and levels of educational interest. The pamphlets are produced to the highest level, beautifully illustrated with works from the Museum and related collections. It ensures that audiences have access to the latest scholarship as it pertains to both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the collection.

2017: Series 4

Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher, Twinsome Minds: An Act of Double Remembrance
Niamh Ann Kelly, Ultimate Witnesses: The Visual Culture of Death, Burial and Mourning in Famine Ireland
Breandán Mac Suibhne, Subjects Lacking Words? The Gray Zone of the Great Famine

2016: Series 3

Angela Bourke, Voices Underfoot: Memory, Forgetting, and Oral Verbal Art
Tadhg Foley, Death by Discourse? Political Economy and the Great Irish Famine
Paschal Mahoney, Grim Bastilles of Despair: The Poor Law Union Workhouses in Ireland
Mick Moloney, Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Leaving and Arriving (including CD)
Vincent Woods, Leaves of Hungry Grass: Poetry and Ireland’s Great Hunger

2015: Series 2

L.Perry Curtis Jr., Notice to Quit: The Great Famine Evictions
Michael Foley, Death in Every Paragraph: Journalism and the Great Irish Famine
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, “I Mbéal an Bháis”: The Great Famine and the Language Shift in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Robert Smart, Black Roads: The Famine in Irish Literature

2014: Series 1

Luke Gibbons, Limits of the Visible: Representing the Great Hunger
Christine Kinealy, Apparitions of Death and Disease: The Great Hunger in Ireland
Catherine Marshall, Monuments, Memorials and Visualizations of the Great Famine in Ireland
Niamh O’Sullivan, The Tombs of a Departed Race: Illustrations of Ireland’s Great Hunger


Other Museum Publications

Niamh O’Sullivan, In the Lion’s Den: Daniel Macdonald, Ireland and Empire (2016)
Niamh O’Sullivan, The Bigger Picture: Jack B. Yeats’ Derrynane (2014)
A Guide to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum: Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir (2012)


All publications are available to purchase online, through the museum’s online shop.