Great Hunger Museum Digitization Project
On Dec. 16, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden will launch a digital database containing about 1,500 articles and illustrations related to Ireland and the Great Famine (1845-52). The information will be available at www.ighm.org.
The database will be comprised of illustrated newspapers and publications including, "The Illustrated London News," "Punch," "The Pictorial Times" and "The Graphic."
Further digitization will be done for pre-1845 and post-1852 documents in the collection.
The museum chose Dec. 16 as the date to launch the digital database based on a Dec. 16, 1848 sketch from "The Illustrated London News" that depicted a starving family that had been dragged from its cottage and forced to spend Christmas in a hole, burrowed in the ground "like otters and snipes."
Museum hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Ireland¿s Great Hunger Museum /December 16, 2014)
The New York Film Critics presents a series of screenings of select films that did not get a wide release, accompanied by critical commentary by veteran journalist Peter Travers.
Digiplex Bloomfield, 863 Park Ave., is showing some of the films, including "Child of God" on Tuesday, July 29.
The film, directed by James Franco from the novel by Cormac McCarthy, is about a man who tries to live outside of the social order, and his life descends into chaos. The film is rated R.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12.
—Susan Dunne, email@example.com