Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective: The Bengal, Irish, and Ukrainian Famines

Friday, October 28, 2016

    peter Peter Gray is Acting Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast.

His research specializes in the history of British-Irish relations c.1800-70, especially the political history of the Great Famine of 1845-50 and the politics of poverty and land in the nineteenth century.

andrea Andrea Graziosi is a professor (on leave) at the Università di Napoli Federico II, an associate of the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (Paris), and a fellow of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
 rhoda Rhoda Howard-Hassmann is a former Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University. A leading scholar of human rights, she is the author of State Food Crimes (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Liudmyla Hrynevych
is the Director of the Holodomor Research and Education Centre in Kyiv, and Senior Scholar at the Institute of the History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. 
 janam Janam Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor of History at Ryerson University. His book Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) is a detailed socio-economic analysis of mid-twentieth century Bengal.
 mark Mark von Hagen is a professor at Arizona State University and teaches Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian history. He was formerly at Columbia University. He has written on topics in historiography, civil-military relations, nationality politics and minority history, and cultural history.