Nälkä! exhibition on 28 November - 11 December 2019
The exhibition outlines the causes and consequences of Finland's Great Hunger Years, and considers the ways in which the crisis has been remembered. With the main panels of the Nälkä! exhibition now being put on display here in Tampere, Finnish audiences will be able to see how this important but often-neglected part of their history has been presented overseas.
Dr. Andrew G. Newby is Kone Foundation Senior Research Fellow at Tampere University's Institute for Advanced Social Research. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on northern European history and society, including Famines in European Economic History (co-editor, 2015); The Enormous Failure of Nature: Famine in Nineteenth Century Europe (editor, 2017); Éire na Rúise: An Fhionlainn agus Éire ar thóir na saoirse [The Ireland of Russia: Finland and Ireland in search of freedom] (author, 2016); 'Overcoming Amnesia? Memorialising Finland's "Great Hunger Years"' (author, 2018). In addition, he has created and maintains the website Finland's Great Hunger Years Memorials and his monograph Finland's Great Famine 1856-1868 is due to be published by Palgrave in 2020.