Andy Newby

Person

Further information on the affiliationDocent in European Area and Cultural Studies, Department of World Cultures, from Nov. 2008.

Curriculum Vitae

My current research priority (2012-2017) is the Academy of Finland project, 'The Terrible Visitation. Famine in Finland and Ireland, c. 1845-1868: Transnational, Comparative and Long-Term Perspectives'. As a part of this project, I have written Éire na Rúise, a book on Irish-Finnish history, and edited The Enormous Failure of Nature, a collection on famine in the nineteenth century. I am also organising a comparative collection of historical articles on aspects of Finnish and Irish history from ca. 1800 to 1920, as well as participating in other international networks: from 2014-2017 I am co-director of the NWO-funded 'International Network of Irish Famine Studies', based at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.

As Docent in European Area and Cultural Studies I am interested in a wide variety of historical and contemporary topics, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. In pursuing both transnational and comparative research, I enjoy questioning some of the accepted norms of European 'national' narratives.  

Latest publications

  1. Finland’s “Great Hunger Years” Memorials: A Sesquicentennial Report

    Newby, A. G. Apr 2017 In : COLLeGIUM : Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 22, p. 173-214

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Labour Lives: Edward McHugh

    Newby, A. G. Apr 2017 In : Saothar. 42, p. 103-106

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

  3. “ ‘The Enormous Failure of Nature’: Famine and Society in Nineteenth Century Europe: Introductory Notes”

    Newby, A. G. Apr 2017 In : COLLeGIUM : Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 22, p. 1-8

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. PhD Examination: A Grievance Most Just? Collective Violence in Yorkshire, North of England

    Newby, A. (Opponent)
    23 May 2017

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. Book Launch - Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772-1922 by Róisín Healy

    Newby, A. (Speaker)
    3 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Tradea - Embassy of Ireland - St. Patrick's Day Event

    Newby, A. (Speaker: Keynote)
    14 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

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Latest prizes

  1. Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History

    Andy Newby (Recipient), Jul 1998

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Maclehose-Dickinson Prize in Scottish History

    Andy Newby (Recipient), Apr 2003

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  3. RSE / CRF European Research Fellowship

    Andy Newby (Recipient), Sep 2007

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

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