Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast
24 - 25 September 2010
As Belfast approaches the 400th anniversary of the granting of corporate borough status to the town by James I in 1613, the Institute of Irish Studies and the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University, Belfast, in association with the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, are staging a symposium on the urban history of Belfast. The rapid rise of nineteenth-century Belfast as an industrial centre and its integral position within a regional Irish Sea economy contributed to an urban experience scarcely replicated in other Irish towns. Consequently, Belfast represents a unique case study for the study of urbanisation in an Irish context.
All sessions in Institute of Irish Studies, Seminar Room 1, 53-67 University Road Belfast unless otherwise indicated.
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For further information contact:
Conference Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Olwen Purdue, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast: email@example.com
Kyle Hughes, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University: firstname.lastname@example.org History Department at Northumbria: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/history/
Clare O'Kane, School of History & Anthropology, QUB: email@example.com
Update: November 2012: A volume of essays drawn from the conference has been published as Olwen Purdue (ed.), Belfast: The Emerging City (Irish Academic Press, 2012)