Eighteenth-Century Seminar | "Irish Lumpers: Freedom, Land and Labour Before the Great Famine"

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
April 21, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Padraic X. Scanlan
University of Toronto
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

"Irish Lumpers: Freedom, Land and Labour Before the Great Famine"

Padraic X. Scanlan, University of Toronto


This seminar will be offered in hybrid format. Registration is required to attend. 

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Please note: In-person attendance is restricted to Princeton University ID holders and invited guests.


Padraic X. Scanlan is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Slave Empire: How Slavery Made Modern Britain (Robinson, 2020) and Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution (Yale, 2017), which was awarded the 2018 James A. Rawley Prize by the American Historical Association and the 2018 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize by the Canadian Historical Association. His current book project is a history of agricultural labour, wage-earning, industrialisation and land use in the British empire told through the lens of the Irish Great Famine.  

Contact: 
Joanna Hope Toohey
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries