Landscapes of Desire: Parks, Colonialism and Identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland. January 2012 Lecture.
Irish Landscape Institute Lecture Series 2012: January Lecture
The ILI events committee is happy to announce the first lecture in its 2012 series.
Landscapes of Desire: Parks, Colonialism and Identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland
Dr. Joanna Brück, UCD School of Archaeology
Wednesday January 25th 2012 at 6.30pm
Pearse St. Library, Dublin 2
Dr. Bruck will speak on the creation of public parks as a response to the social and political conditions of the Victorian and Edwardian period. From the 1830s onwards, there was growing concern regarding the lack of green spaces, clean air and recreational opportunities for those dwelling in towns and cities. The processes of urbanisation and industrialisation resulted in dramatic social and economic changes. In an Irish context, such concerns were particularly acute because of the complex relationships between class, religion and politics as the nationalist movement grew in popularity and strength.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
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