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Landlords, tenants and their estates in Ireland: 1600-2013 – September 13th and 14th 2013

September 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am


September 13, 2013
9:00 am


Friday 13 September 2013

9.00-9.30 Registration and Welcome (Moore Seminar Room)

9.30-11.00 Panel 1

Panel 1 (a) Transnational estate histories?

Chair: Dr. Enrico Dal Lago(Moore Seminar Room)

What can Irish plantations in the French, British and Danish Caribbean tell us about landed

estates in Ireland? (Dr. Orla Power, TCD)

Second Slavery, Second Landlordism, and Modernity: Nineteenth-Century Irish Landed

Estates in Comparative Perspective (Cathal Smith, NUI Galway)

Scottish and Irish estate histories, c. 1800-c.1922: trans-regional, trans-national, trans-

imperial?(Dr. Annie Tindley, University of Dundee)

Panel 1 (b) Social networks and the changing face of the gentry in Ireland

Chair: Dr. Jackie UÌ_Chionna(Optics Room)

An Ordered Society, Social networking of the Power Elites 1850-1880: Case Study Thomas

Conolly and Castletown, Co Kildare (Suzanne Pegley, NUI Maynooth)

‰Û÷Aggressive busybody’: Arthur Hugh Smith Barry (1843-1925) and the purpose of the Irish

gentry(Dr. Ian d’Alton, Independent scholar)

From Soldiers To Scholars: The social metamorphosis of an Irish landed family (Michael

Murphy, NUI Maynooth)

11.00-11.30 Tea and Coffee

11.30-12.30 Plenary

Chair: (TBC)

Northern perspectives: challenges, opportunities and the Ulster landed

Estate(Dr. Olwen Purdue, QUB) (venue: TBC)

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.00 Panel 2

Panel 2 (a) Agrarian and labour disturbances mid nineteenth century rural Ireland

Chair: Dr. John Cunningham (Moore Seminar Room)

‰Û÷The law of Captain Rock is more powerful’ (Terry Dunne, NUI Maynooth)

Distress and agitation in the west: labour unrest on the Mahon estate in 1831 (Dr. Adrian

Grant, NUI Galway)

The agrarian disturbances of 1849-1852; landlord/tenant conflict on the South Ulster

borderlands (KerronO’Luain, QUB)

Panel 2 (b) Landed estate questions: management, finance, and legacy

Chair: DrTomÌÁs Finn(Optics Room)

Pacifying the estate: the challenge of managing the Landed Estate (Laura Vickers, NUI Galway)

Capitalising on the Irish ‰Û÷Land Question’: Irish Land Bonds, 1891-1938

(Nathan Foley-Fisher, US Federal Reserve and Dr. Eoin McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh)

The Big House: From private home to public space (Emer Crooke, NUI Maynooth)

3.00-3.30 Tea and Coffee

3.30-5.00 Panel 3

Panel 3 (a) Archives and estates

Chair: Kieran Hoare (venue: TBC)

Analysing the big house network in Ulster: a brief enquiry (Bethany Sinclair, PRONI)

The Quit Office Crown Estate papers as a source for the study of Nineteenth Century Irish

history (Dr. Kevin Forkan, NAI)

Townlands.csv, the core data of the Down Survey of Ireland project (David Brown, TCD)

5.15-6.15 Plenary

Chair: (TBC)

From Bonfire to Sperm Whale: Interpreting Historic Houses Through

their Archives (Professor Christopher Ridgway) (venue: TBC)

6.30-7.30 Wine reception

Launch of ‰Û÷Irish Landed Estates Special Interest Group’

(Moore Seminar Room)

8.30 Conference dinner for speakers

Saturday 14 September 2013

9.30-11.00 Panel 4

Panel 4 (a) Religious divides and estate life during the 1700s and 1800s

Chair: (TBC) (Moore Seminar Room)

Estates and their tenants: A case study of the Morristown Lattin and Castle Leslie estates in

the eighteenth century (Dr. Emma Lyons, UCD)

‰Û÷I should have no objections to your having guns’ – The influence of Orange landlords over

their tenant Orangemen in 1830s Ulster (Dr. Daragh Curran, NUIM)

‰Û÷Unless he be a Catholic and his name begin with O’, he is to be denounced as an alien’: The

O’Conor Don and Catholic Landlordism in Victorian Ireland (Dr. Aidan Enright, Independent scholar)

Panel 4 (b) Women and the landed estate

Chair: Dr. Sarah Anne Buckley (Optics Room)

The Marchioness of Ormond’s return from exile and the Butler Estate (Dr. John Jeremiah

Cronin, Independent scholar)

‰Û÷The Landlord Class is Slowly Bleeding to Death': Gender, Philanthropy and Social 
Conservatism in Victorian Ireland (Dr. Andrew G. Newby, University of Helsinki)
Lady Godfrey's Mill' Ch̢telaines of a Kerry Estate(Dr. John Knightly, Independent scholar)

11.00-11.30 Tea and Coffee

11.30-12.30 Plenary

Chair: Dr. Mary Harris

The Landed (E)state in the Nineteenth Century

(Professor Ewen A. Cameron, University of Edinburgh) (venue: TBC)

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.00 Panel 5

Panel 5 (a) Disorder and a reordering of Ireland during the 1600s and 1700s

Chair: Dr. Padraig Lenihan (Moore Seminar Room)

Landlords, tenants and Cromwellians (Dr. John Cunningham, TCD)

Tenant/ landlord relations during the 1641 Rebellion in King’s and Queen’s Counties

(PÌÁdraigLawlor, TCD)

A New Order? Landowners, middlemen and the fight for land in East Clare, 1690-1740

(Teresa Shoosmith, NUIGalway)

Panel 5 (b) Paternalism, power, and pedagogy: landlords, servants, and tenants,

Chair: Dr. Andrew Newby (Optics Room)

Servants on Landed Estates in Eighteenth Century Ireland (Teri Brandon, UCC)

Education, paternalism and power on an Irish landed estate, 1820-1870 (Dr. Kevin McKenna,

independent scholar)

Landlords and Libraries (Pamela Emerson, University of Ulster)

3.00-3.30 Tea and Coffee


Chair: (TBC)

William Sharman Crawford: the landlord as land reformer

(Professor Peter Gray, QUB) (venue: TBC)

Conference close

For more information on this conference please contact j.mcentee@live.ie

Conference fee

The conference registration fee is 20 euro for two days and 10 euro for one.

Irish Landed Estates Special Interest Group

As part of the conference proceedings, we are delighted to announce that an Irish landed Estates Special Interest Group will be launched. The group will act as a branch of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland (SSNCI). The SSNCI committee has agreed to this decision.

Publication of Conference proceedings

As part of our output for the Irish Landed Estates Special Interest Group we intend to publish conference proceedings. This will provide a wonderful opportunity to young scholars to have their work published. At present we are considering either a special journal edition or an edited book.

Lunch and snacks at break times will be provided for all guests on both days.

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