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Feminist historical geographies: Doing and being (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2019). Feminist historical geographies: Doing and being. Gender, Place and Culture, 25(11), 1563-1578. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1552122

As part of GPC’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, this article explores possibilities and prospects for feminist historical geographies and geographers. Here I define feminist historical geography as scholarship which asks geographical questions of... Read More

More than Bricks and Mortar: female property ownership as economic strategy in Mid-Nineteenth Century urban England (2019)
Journal Article
Aston, J., Capern, A., & McDonagh, B. (in press). More than Bricks and Mortar: female property ownership as economic strategy in Mid-Nineteenth Century urban England. Urban history, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000142

This paper uses a quantitative and qualitative methodology to examine the role that women played as property owners in three mid nineteenth-century English towns. Using data from the previously under-utilized rate books, we argue that women were acti... Read More

Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (in press). Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire. Landscape History,

The paper examines issues of landscape, territory and common rights, with specific reference to the multi-township, multi-manor parish of Burton Agnes in the northeast Yorkshire Wolds. Burton was a territorial unit of considerable antiquity which sur... Read More

Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (in press). Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century. Journal of Medieval History,

Responding to calls for scholars to address ‘material worlds’ in our analyses of protests past, the paper examines the more-than-human historical geographies of enclosure and enclosure protest in sixteenth-century England. It argues that negotiating... Read More

Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape (2018)
Book
C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), (2018). Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4

This book offers the first systematic study of the multiple and contested ways in which protest is remembered. Drawing on work in social and cultural history, cultural and historical geography, psychology, anthropology, critical heritage studies, and... Read More

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830 (2017)
Book
McDonagh, B. (2017). Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially a... Read More

Dock Development 1778-1914 (2017)
Book Chapter
Wilcox, M. (2017). Dock Development 1778-1914. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, E. Salter, & S. McKeon (Eds.), Hull: Culture, history, place, 117-144. Liverpool University Press

Hull : Culture, History, Place (2017)
Book
(2017). Hull : Culture, History, Place

From its earliest origins to the twenty-first century, Hull is a city that has been continually shaped by flows of people, commodities, ideas and trade. The result is a distinctive city with a longstanding, varied, proud and often remarkable history.... Read More

Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781 (2016)
Journal Article
Crouch, D., & McDonagh, B. (2016). Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781. The Agricultural history review, 64(2), 133-156

This paper explores the origins and management of Wallingfen, a large tract of waterlogged marshes and carrs near Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Subject to annual flooding throughout much of its history, the area was utilized by the surround... Read More

Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850 (2016)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B., & Griffin, C. J. (2016). Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850. Journal of Historical Geography, 53, (1-10). doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2016.03.002. ISSN 0305-7488

This paper examines issues surrounding protest, trespass and occupation - brought to the fore as a result both of recent social movements including the global Occupy movement and of emerging critical discourses about so-called ‘new enclosures’ - thro... Read More

The birth of territory: a review forum (2015)
Journal Article
Legg, S., Heffernan, M., McDonagh, B., Sassen, S., & Elden, S. (2015). The birth of territory: a review forum. Journal of Historical Geography, 50, 109-118. doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2015.08.012

Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable (2013)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2013). Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable. Journal of Historical Geography, 42(Oct 2013), 50-61. doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2013.06.002

This article asks what we can know of historical individuals in pre-Reformation England. While recognizing the challenges of writing medieval biography, it points to the opportunities offered by a range of under-utilized sources for engaging both wit... Read More

Subverting the ground : private property and public protest in the sixteenth-century Yorkshire Wolds (2009)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2009). Subverting the ground : private property and public protest in the sixteenth-century Yorkshire Wolds. The Agricultural history review, 57(2), 191-206

As a forum for litigating property disputes, the Star Chamber left records that provide crucial evidence for investigating the way people understood and experienced the landscape around them at precisely the time that the modern concept of property i... Read More

Women, enclosure and estate improvement in eighteenth-century Northamptonshire (2009)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. A. (2009). Women, enclosure and estate improvement in eighteenth-century Northamptonshire. Rural History, 20(2), 143-162. doi:10.1017/S0956793309990021

This paper examines the role of elite women in estate management, enclosure and landscape improvement in eighteenth-century England, a topic which has to date received little in the way of sustained academic consideration. The paper focuses on four w... Read More