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.

I have been examining memorials to the Great Hunger Years in Finland, and have published pictures of these memorials online.

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. "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 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

  2. 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 42 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Labour Lives, no. 19: Edward McHugh (1853-19 15)

    Newby, A. Apr 2017 In : Saothar. 42, p. 103-106 4 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

View all (105) »

Latest activities

  1. 29. Nordiske Historikermøde -- Lutheranism & Social Welfare

    Newby, A. (Speaker)
    17 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

    Newby, A. (Reviewer)
    20 Jun 201727 Jun 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. National Famine Walk 2017

    Newby, A. (Participant)
    26 May 20171 Jun 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - Other

View all (159) »

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

View all (3) »

Education

Ylioppilastutkinto

ID: 7301219