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Belfast Lecture on Urban Culture: Peter Borsay on Promenading

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on March 2, 2011

Upcoming at Queen’s University:

First Annual Belfast Lecture on Urban Culture
Peter Borsay — Promenading: Recreational Walking and Green Space in the English Town during the Long Eighteenth Century
Queen’s University Belfast, Senate Room, QUB, 8 March 2011

All welcome. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception to mark the launch of the lecture series. Peter Borsay is Professor of History at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of numerous publications on urban history and the history of leisure, including The English Urban Renaissance (Oxford, 1989), The Image of Georgian Bath, 1700-2000 (Oxford, 2000) and A History of Leisure (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). He is editor of The Eighteenth-Century Town (Longman, 1992) and co-editor, with Lindsay Proudfoot, of Provincial Towns in Early Modern England and Ireland (Oxford, 2002). He is currently engaged in research on ‘green’ space in or on the edge of British towns, 1660-1900, and on spas and seaside resorts in Britain, and he is also preparing a monograph on The Discovery of England.

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