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History in a Pandemic – Great Hunger Refugees and Disease

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Dr. Karen Sonnelitter, Assistant Professor of History at Siena College, will give a lecture about “Irish fever” and the widespread fear of refugees and immigrants as disease carriers during the mass immigration following the Great Hunger. During the Great Hunger in Ireland, the majority of deaths were attributed to epidemic diseases such as typhus fever and dysentery. Dr. Sonnelitter will discuss the relationship between the famine and the wave of epidemic diseases that struck Ireland in this period.

Details

Date:
November 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.irish-us.org

Organizer

Irish American Heritage Museum
Phone:
5184271916
Email:
estack@irish-us.org
Website:
www.irish-us.org

Venue

Irish American Heritage Museum
21 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Phone:
5184271916
Website:
www.irish-us.org

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