The institution and the city: the impact of hospitals and workhouses on the development of Dublin's north inner city, c. 1773–1911

Fennelly, Katherine (2020) The institution and the city: the impact of hospitals and workhouses on the development of Dublin's north inner city, c. 1773–1911. Discussion Paper. Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

Cities develop around industry, markets and transport links. Dublin in the nineteenth century was similar, but additionally the north-west of the city developed around the expansion of a complex of institutional buildings for the reception, confinement and welfare of the poor and sick. This article argues that these institutions were implicit in the development of the modern city in the same way as industry and commerce. The physical development of the buildings altered and defined both the streetscape and, over time, the social identities and historical communities in the locale, in the same way that industrial development defined urban areas.

Keywords:history of architecture, asylums, built heritage, Irish history, workhouses
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V140 Modern History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V211 Irish History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:38390
Deposited On:01 Nov 2019 15:12

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