Urban Spaces in nineteenth-century Ireland

Edited by Georgina Laragy, Olwen Purdue, and Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

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ISBN: 9781786941527

Publication: October 31, 2018

Series: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland 3

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Urban spaces in nineteenth-century Ireland is a wide-ranging and innovative collection of essays, which offers new insights on the Irish urban experience. Adopting a spatial approach, the essays presented in this collection move beyond study of events that happened and people who lived in the towns and cities of nineteenth-century Ireland, instead exploring the ways in which particular urban spaces were constructed and experienced. Focusing on a range of urban spaces, from individual streets and districts, to schools, asylums and entire cities, they highlight both the multifaceted nature of the Irish urban experience and the potential of the spatial approach to the study of history.

Georgina Laragy is Glasnevin Trust Assistant Professor in Public History and Cultural Heritage at Trinity College Dublin.

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright is Lecturer in British History at Maynooth University.

Olwen Purdue is Lecturer in History and Director of the Centre for Public History at Queen’s University Belfast.

Introduction - Olwen Purdue and Jonathan Wright The Royal Paragon; setting out suburban space in nineteenth century Dublin’ - Laura Johnstone Municipal Social Housing in Ireland 1866-1914 - Matthew Potter ‘The Donegalls’ Backside’: Donegall Place, the White Linen Hall and the development of space and place in nineteenth-century Belfast - Jonathan Wright The school and the home: constructing childhood and space in Dublin boarding schools - Mary Hatfield ‘High walls and locked doors’: contested spaces in Belfast workhouse 1880 – 1905 - Olwen Purdue Levelling up the lower deeps – rural and suburban spaces at an Edwardian asylum - Gillian Allmond Locating investigations into suicidal deaths in urban Ireland, 1901-1915 - Georgina Laragy Visualizing the City: Images of Ireland’s urban world, c. 1790 – 1820 - Mary Jane Boland Forging a Shared Identity: Irish Migrants and Steel Cities 1850-1900 - Oliver Betts

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

240 Pages

20 B&W photo/halftones

Copyright: © 2018

ISBN: 9781786941527

Publication: October 31, 2018

Series: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland 3

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