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ENRICH-0684 – EP/OLLI DAYTIME Zoom: An Gorta Mor: Great Hunger in Irish Memory (ENRICH-0684_GORT)

In collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at DU, we are pleased to offer the following daytime online OLLI at DU courses to all Enrichment Program students. If you are already an OLLI member or are interested in becoming one, please enroll here:

An Gorta Mor: The Great Hunger in Irish Memory

It was the most devastating period in Irish history, An Gorta Mor, Ireland’s great hunger, when nearly 3 million people died or abandoned Ireland between 1845-1852. In this course, Political Science Professor James Walsh examines the causes, including England’s imperial policies, England’s response, survival strategies, the immigrant experience on “coffin ships” to North America, the reception in North American cities to the Irish, and how North America organized for political and economic power.

Four Zoom sessions
Thur., Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2022, 9:30-11:30 am MT
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 8Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $140


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday13th October 20223rd November 202209:30AM - 11:30AMN/AJames Walsh