Stranmillis Lifelong Learning course: Plantation Towns

Stranmilllis Prospectus CoverA Short Course from the Lifelong Learning Department
at Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

Dr William Roulston, BA, MA, PhD, FSA Scot
Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation

Plantation Towns:
the urban history of Ulster
in the 1600s

The Plantation of Ulster in the early 1600s was the first colonising scheme in Ireland with formal urban proposals. In the minds of those who devised the Plantation scheme, towns would be both centres of trade and commerce and beacons of civilisation.

Drawing on historical, cartographic and archaeological evidence, this illustrated course looks at the development of Ulster’s towns in the 1600s, exploring their origins and pre-Plantation history, and their functions, whether social, economic or political.

The lives of the inhabitants of these towns will be investigated and the lasting legacy of these settlements will be considered.

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Session: Friday, 6 weeks
Dates: 18th October – 29th November 2013  No class: 1st November 2013
Cost: £45.00 (concession £35.00)

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