1 - 3:30 p.m. - Arrival and registration at York Hill
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Visit to Ireland's Great Hunger Museum (transportation provided)
5:30 - 7 p.m. - Book launch ("The Bad Times," "An Droch Shaol," and "Women and the Great Hunger") and reception featuring the music of harpist Terra Burgoyne (pizza and refreshments provided)
8 - 9 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
9 - 10 a.m. - Keynote 1: "Suffer Little Children: Life in the Workhouses During the Great Famine," by Dr. Gerard Moran (Galway University). Chair, Professor Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University).
10:15 - 11 a.m. - Plenary: "Children as Chroniclers of the Great Hunger. Rescuing from Oblivion the Traditions of the Historic Irish Nation. Famine and Folklore Memories." By Professor Christine Kinealy.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Panel 1: "Irish Famine Orphans in Canada and the Workhouse," Chair, Dr. Gerard Moran.
- "Seeking for Nora Walsh: Canadian Irish Orphan Robert Walsh's Search for His Little Sister Left Behind in Famine Ireland," by Dr. Jason King (Irish Heritage Trust).
- "Not Standing Idly By: Educating Famine Orphans at the Emigrant Orphan Asylum in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1847-1849," by Koral LaVorgna (St. Thomas University, New Brunswick).
- "Grim Scars: Workhouse Children and Famine Legacy," by Simon Gallagher (Cambridge University).
1 - 2 p.m. - Lunch
2 - 3:30 p.m. - Panel 2: "Children, The Great Hunger, and Literature," Chair, Professor Maureen Murphy (Hofstra University).
- "Jonathan Swift, William Blake, and Children of the Great Hunger," by Deborah Fallon (Drew University).
- "A Lasting Hunger: The Legacy of the Children," by Elizabeth Osta (St. John Fischer College, Rochester).
- "American Perspectives on the Treatment of These Irish Famine Child Migrants in New York City, 1845-1852," by Turlough McConnell (McConnell Communications).
3:45 - 5 p.m. - Tour of Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven (transportation provided)
5 - 6 p.m. - Keynote 2: "Finding Molly Johnson: Canada and the Orphans of the Great Irish Famine," by Professor Mark McGowan (University of Toronto). Chair, Dr. Jason King.
6 - 7 p.m. - Reception sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Museum
7 - 8:45 p.m. - Free time in New Haven
9 p.m. - Transportation back to York Hill
8 - 9 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
9 - 10 a.m. - Keynote 3: "Teaching the Great Irish Famine," by Professor Maureen Murphy. Chair, Professor Christine Kinealy.
10 - 10:45 a.m. - Plenary: "Children in the Workhouse Bioarchaeological Legacies," Chair, Dr. Gerard Moran.
- "Children in a Ragged State: Seeking a Bioarchaeological Narrative of Childhood in the Kilkenny Union Workhouse During the Great Irish Famine," by Dr. Jonny Geber (University of Otago).
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Panel 3: "Searching for the 619 Irish Orphans of Quebec 1847-1848," Chair, Professor Mark McGowan.
- "An Update on the Strokestown Missing 1490 Project," by Michael Vukas, Conor Finan and Meghan Drascic-Gaudio (University of Toronto).
or Panel 4: "Great Hunger Legacies: Ecology, Epidemiology, Memory," Chair, Professor Muareen Murphy.
- "Globalization, Climate Change, and Famine Today," by Professor Alan J. Singer (Hofstra University).
- "Childhood Diseases During the Great Irish Famine," by Angel Brenkert (Hofstra University).
- "Memory and Survivor's Accounts," by Karla Freire (Hofstra University).
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - "Reading and Writing the Great Famine," Chair, Dr. Jason King.
- "A Gift of Stone: Wrong Turns and Dead Ends - Writing My Way into a Character's Head," by Maeve Bancroft (UC Cork).
- "Reading the Famine. In Search of Mary Anne Sadlier's Younger Audience," by Dr. Steven Butler (New York University).
- "A Review of Books Written for Children and Young Adults," by Robert Young (Quinnipiac University).
3 p.m. - Transportation to Lender Family Special Collection Room, Mount Carmel Campus
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. - Panel 5: "Display: The Great Hunger and Children's Literature."
- Explore the Arnold Bernhard Library and Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.
4:30 p.m. - Transportation back to York Hill
5 - 6 p.m. - Keynote Reading: "Into Your Arms I Commend My Spirit - Religious Vocation of The Grey Nuns in a Time of Pestilence and Hunger," by Dr. Jason King.
6 - 7 p.m. - Break
7 - 8 p.m. - Cocktail reception sponsored by Strokestown Park House, the Irish National Famine Museum and Irish Heritage Trust. Music provided by The Edjukated Jazz Ensemble.
8 p.m. - Welcoming remarks and conference banquet. Remarks by President John Lahey, Quinnipiac University; and by Caroilin Callery and John O'Driscoll, Strokestown Park House, Irish National Famine Museum, Irish Heritage Trust.
8 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
- Film screening (optional). Rebecca Abbott (Quinnipiac University): "Ireland's Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora," narrated by Gabriel Byrne (2015). Nominated for an Emmy Award, 2017.
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Irish Community Leader's Forum
- Chair, Jason King (Irish Heritage Trust)
- Victor Boyle (Irish Monument Park Foundation, Montreal)
- Caroilin Callery (Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park House)
- Bob Gessler (Philadelphia Irish Memorial)
- Angela Murphy (Cobh Heritage Centre)
- Katie Regan (Lucky Ewe, Hamden)
- James Russell (New Bedford Whaling Museum)
- Catherine Shannon (Charitable Irish Society of Boston)
- Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University)
- Mark McGowan (University of Toronto)
- Gerard Moran (Galway University)
- Maureen Murphy (Hofstra University)