Seascapes and Townscapes–IHTA Seminar 2019
The 2019 IHTA seminar, Seascapes and Townscapes—Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City will be held on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Dublin Port and Academy House.
Convened by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) incollaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust (HTT)
Royal Irish Academy in association with Dublin Port Company
Venues: Dublin Port and Royal Irish Academy
Where townscapes meet seascapes, ports are a significant feature of our nineteenth-century urban inheritance. The topographical, environmental and cartographical impact of ‘the port’ is well represented in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, as exemplified by the IHTA published fascicles for Dublin, Belfast, Derry~Londonderry, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Youghal; Cork, Dungarvan and New Ross forthcoming.
The 2019 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas will explore the evolution of port topography on the island of Ireland, as well as its associations with the broader nineteenth-century urban experience, in Britain and in Europe, since ports act as the gateways connecting Irish towns and cities with wider worlds.
Thursday 16 May
Public lecture: The shaping of Dublin Port — Professor Colm Lennon, MRIA
Venue: Dublin Port Company HQ
18:00 The Shaping of Dublin Port — Professor Colm Lennon, MRIA
Welcoming remarks by Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company. Click here for booking details.
Friday 17 May
Seminar: Ports and the nineteenth-century city
Venue: Royal Irish Academy
Morning session: Ports in Comparative Perspective
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:15 State investment and port infrastructure in the nineteenth century: case studies from the IHTA — Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University/IHTA)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Nineteenth-century changes in the ports of Dublin and Belfast: the golden age of engineering — Frank Cullen (IHTA)
12:00 City ports across Europe: an analysis of form and function from historic town atlases — Zofia Maciakowska (Polish Academy of Sciences)
12.30 Lunch break
Afternoon session: Ports in Focus — Case Studies
14:00 'Glasgow made the Clyde and the Clyde made Glasgow’: two hundred years of mapping the port’ — John Moore (University of Glasgow)
14:30. Kingston-upon-Hull and its wider worlds — David Atkinson (University of Hull)
15:00 Drogheda Port in the nineteenth century: development like never before — Ned Mc Hugh (IHTA)
15:30 Coffee break
Plenary discussion: The topography of Dublin Port — making comparisons
Chairperson — Keith Lilley (Queens University Belfast/HTT)
16:00 Panel — Colm Lennon (IHTA), Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University/IHTA), Lar Joye (Dublin Port), Sylvia Loeffler (National College of Art and Design), Niall Brady (Archaeological Diving Company)
17:00 Launch by Virginia Teehan (CEO, Heritage Council) of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 29, Drogheda by Ned Mc Hugh
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