A 9-week online talks series exploring the architecture and urban morphology of the Irish cities of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Dublin, Drogheda, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Waterford during the long 18th century.
Commencing with an introductory talk by keynote speaker, Professor David Dickson, author of ‘The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation’ (Yale University Press, 2021), the series continues with weekly lectures delivered by distinguished speakers that will focus on the architecture and urban morphology of the individual cities.
Tuesday 5th October 2021
'Prodigious growth': The transformation of Irish cities in the eighteenth century by Professor David Dickson.
Tuesday 12th October 2021
‘What was urban design in the 18th-century? The Wide Streets Commissioners in Dublin as case study’ by Dr John Montague.
Tuesday 19th October 2021
'A city of three towns: Limerick 1760–1837' by Dr Judith Hill.
Tuesday 26th October 2021
‘A large, handsome town: Drogheda's architecture in the long eighteenth century' by Dr Aisling Durkan.
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
'A Merchant City: The Building and Buildings of Georgian Cork' by Frank Keohane.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
'18th Century Waterford: People, Place and Prosperity' by Eamonn McEneaney and Julian Walton.
Tuesday 16th November 2021
'Kilkenny: Faded Grandeur but Provincial Decency' by Dr Hugh Maguire.
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
‘A large, populous and beautiful town?: Belfast in the Eighteenth Century' by Professor Raymond Gillespie.
Tuesday 30th November 2021
'City of Derry: From Siege to Survey' by Dan Calley.
It is possible to book for talks individually at a price of €15 or for all talks at a discounted rate of €105 (two talks for free).
Talks are pre-recorded. Talks will be issued at 6.30pm each Tuesday evening and are available to watch for seven days after issue.
Attendance at the talks is recognised by the RIAI as structured CPD (9 points).
The Irish Georgian Society is a charity established to conserve, protect, and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.