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 published fascicles for Dublin, Belfast, Derry, 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.
Convened by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas in collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust.
Royal Irish Academy in association with Dublin Port Company.
www.ihta.ie • @ihta_ria • #IHTA2019
Start: May 16 @ 6:00 pm
End: May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Cost: Free Event
Image: ‘Survey of Dublin Bay and the adjacent banks’ by William Mudge and G.A. Frazer, 1828. Admiralty Chart 043 Dublin Bay, courtesy the Map Library, Trinity College Library Dublin.