Andy Newby


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. Accepted/In press


    Newby, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) An Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Nordic Culture. Forsås-Scott, H., Hilson, M. & Hjelm, T. (eds.). London: Hurst, 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  2. Overcoming Amnesia? Memorializing Finland's "Great Hunger Years"

    Newby, A. G., 2018, The Great Famine and its Legacies: Visual and Material Culture. Corporaal, M., Mark-FitzGerald, E. & Frawley, O. (eds.). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, p. 229-258 30 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. In The Footsteps of the Hungry

    Newby, A., Sep 2017, In : Shamrock. 3, p. 8-10 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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Latest activities

  1. NÄLKÄ! The Great Finnish Famine - A 150th Anniversary Exhibition

    Andy Newby (Participant)
    20 Sep 201720 Apr 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

  2. EFACIS -- European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies.

    Andy Newby (Speaker: Presenter)
    31 Aug 20172 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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

    Andy Newby (Speaker)
    17 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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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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