Heritage Week Presentation
As part of Heritage Week,Dr Jonny Geber and Lauren Meckel, MA will visit from University of Otago, New Zealand to present their on-going research into the Kilkenny Famine Victims on Sunday 19th August at 4pm.
Dr Jonny Geber, biological anthropologist has spent over ten years researching the experience of poverty and social marginalisation in 19th c. Kilkenny. This has been informed by minute books from the Kilkenny Union Workhouse and examining over 970 human remains discovered on the site in Kilkenny in 2005. Lauren Meckel, a PhD candidate in the at the University of Otago is researching and how this anthropology helps to inform us about the experience of poverty and injustice in society today
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