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Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar 2018: Modernising Townscapes

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The Royal Irish Academy

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The 2018 IHTA Seminar will take place on Friday 18 May with a public lecture by Professor Roey Sweet (University of Leicester), to open the seminar on Thursday 17 May, both in The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street and in association with the British Embassy Dublin.

PUBLIC LECTURE: 18.00 17 May 2018

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IHTA SEMINAR: 9.00 18 May 2018

Prof. Roey Sweet

Public lecture by Professor Roey Sweet, University of Leicester.

PUBLIC LECTURE: Urban modernity and the historic city c. 1700 to c. 1840

18.00 Thursday 17 May 2018

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Roey Sweet is professor of urban history at the University of Leicester and the co-editor of Urban History published by Cambridge University Press. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the English Historic Towns Trust and belongs to the International Commission for the History of Towns. She was a member of the organising committee of the European Association of Urban Historians from 2008–16 and has been on the organising committee of the Pre-Modern Towns Group since 1999 and the Urban History Group since 2006. She has published widely on aspects of 18th century urban and cultural history. Her most recent book was Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy c. 1690–1820 (Cambridge, 2012) and she is currently writing a monograph on the invention of the historic town, c. 1750–1850. Since March 2018 she has also been on a secondment to the AHRC where she is Director of Partnerships and Engagement.

The lecture will also officially open the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar that takes place on 18 May 2018, also in Academy House, on 'Modernising townscapes: Urban evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the Reformation to Industrialisation, 1540–1840'.

Attendance at both events is free, but booking is required for each to secure your place as it usually books out in advance of the RSVP date.

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IHTA SEMINAR

Modernising Townscapes: Urban evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the Reformation to Industrialisation, 1540–1840

9.00–17.00 Friday 18 May 2018

FINAL PRORGAMME

The 2018 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) is being convened in collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust (HTT) and will explore the similarities and differences to be found in the urban landscapes of our two neighbouring islands, reflecting on their shared and connected histories, as well as on the common purposes of the two atlas projects. Focusing on 'Modernising Townscapes', the seminar will compare towns and cities of both Ireland and Britain through time. The aim is to explore urban evolution in Ireland and Britain from the Reformation to Industrialisation (1540–1840) and examine how, despite close geographical proximity, local factors and influences were important in shaping urban landscapes across the two islands as much as wider common structures and proceses, such as religion, warfare, defence, lordship and commerce.

Attendance at both events is free, but booking is required for each to secure your place as it usually books out in advance of the RSVP date.

The launch of More maps and texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas edited by H.B. Clarke and Sarah Gearty will take place after the seminar.


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