HCRI Research Seminar Series - “Charitable Donations to Disaster Victims: Case Studies from Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia”
|Dates:||19 February 2018|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
The HCRI Research Seminar Series is open to HCRI staff and students, and other University of Manchester colleagues and students for whom the topic of the seminar is relevant.
Andrew Newby (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies)
“Charitable Donations to Disaster Victims: Case Studies from Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia”
Dr Andrew G. Newby is Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Senior Research Fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark. He has written extensively on northern European history & society. His recent publications include Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered (co-editor, 2015), and The Enormous Failure of Nature: Famine and Society in the Nineteenth Century (editor, 2017). He has also curated (2017 to present) the exhibition Nälkä! The Great Finnish Famine – a 150th Anniversary Exhibition at the Irish National Famine Museum. His current project examines the psychology of giving to disaster victims in mid-nineteenth-century Scandinavia, exploring the regional, ethnic, religious and class identities behind the “decision to donate”.
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