Patrick O'Farrell Memorial Lecture
- When: 5th November
- Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Location: Ritchie Theatre, John Niland Scientia Building
Professor Cormac Ó Gráda
School of Economics University College Dublin
‘Because she never let them in’: Irish immigration a century ago and today’
Hosted by the Global Irish Studies Centre, UNSW
Reception from 7.00pm
Lecture 7.30pm - 8.30pm
One hundred years ago, and for most of the twentieth century, Ireland was a land of emigration not immigra¬tion. However, in the space of a decade, Ireland has been transformed from a homogeneous community, where non-native residents were in a very small minority, to one in which one-sixth of its inhabitants are foreign-born. The lecture will compare immigration and attitudes towards immigrants in the very different Irelands of a century ago and of the present.
Cormac Ó Gráda is a professor in University College Dublin’s School of Economics. He has published widely on the economic history of Ireland and his most quoted works are on the Irish famine of the late 1840’s, and studies of fluctuations in the Irish population. He was awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Humanities in 2010.
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