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IHTA Seminar 2018

When

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:00

Where

Royal Irish Academy

Tickets

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

**PLEASE NOTE: This seminar is now fully booked. Places can become available, so if you would like to join the waiting list please click here.** 

This year's IHTA Seminar will take place on Friday 18 May 2018. There will also be a public lecture by Professor Roey Sweet (University of Leicester) to open the seminar on Thursday 17 May 2018, both in Academy House. 

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. 

This year's seminar is held in association with the British Embassy Dublin. 

You can join the waiting list for either, or both events here

Download full programme here.

 

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