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Living with water and flood in medieval and early modern Hull (2024)
Journal Article
Mcdonagh, B., Worthen, H., Mottram, S., & Buxton-Hill, S. (in press). Living with water and flood in medieval and early modern Hull. Environment and History, https://doi.org/10.3828/whp.eh.63830915903577

This paper explores Hull's histories of living with water and flood in the period between the foundation of the town in the 1260s and c. 1700, examining how the inhabitants, Corporation and Commissioners of Sewers managed and governed water in order... Read More about Living with water and flood in medieval and early modern Hull.

Learning from arts and humanities approaches for building climate resilience in the UK (2023)
Book Chapter
Brookes, E., McDonagh, B., Wagner, C., Ashton, J., Harvey-Fishenden, A., Kennedy-Asser, A., …Smith, K. (2023). Learning from arts and humanities approaches for building climate resilience in the UK. In S. Dessai, K. Lonsdale, J. Lowe, & R. Harcourt (Eds.), Quantifying Climate Risk and Building Resilience in the UK (75-89). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39729-5_6

Summary: • This chapter shares insights from five arts and humanities-led UK Climate Resilience Programme projects, presenting key learnings and pathways for future research and policy interventions. • We highlight the significant potential of pla... Read More about Learning from arts and humanities approaches for building climate resilience in the UK.

Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience (2023)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B., Brookes, E., Smith, K., Worthen, H., Coulthard, T., Hughes, G., …Chamberlain, J. (2023). Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience. Journal of Historical Geography, 82, 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2023.09.002

The potential of place-based, historically-informed approaches to drive climate action has not yet been adequately interrogated. Recent scholarly work has focussed on climate communication and the role of arts and humanities-led storytelling in engag... Read More about Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience.

Wet Feet Warm Hearts Strong Places: a community created zine about flood resilience in Hull (2023)
Digital Artefact
Smith, K., Brookes, E., McDonagh, B., Chamberlain, J., Hughes, G., & Dorton, L. (2023). Wet Feet Warm Hearts Strong Places: a community created zine about flood resilience in Hull. [pdf]

Introduction Welcome to the Risky Cities zine. The art, poetry, imagery and stories in this zine have been created as part of the Risky Cities project at the University of Hull, which has explored the city of Hull's long history of living with water... Read More about Wet Feet Warm Hearts Strong Places: a community created zine about flood resilience in Hull.

Women, Land and Property, Then and Now: An Afterword (2021)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2021). Women, Land and Property, Then and Now: An Afterword. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 44(4), 487-491. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12802

The papers in this special issue make an important contribution to a growing body of work, exploring not only the ways gender and property were co-constituted in Britain and the British colonies in the long eighteenth century but also the sources sch... Read More about Women, Land and Property, Then and Now: An Afterword.

Coexisting with volcanoes : the relationships between La Soufrière and the society of St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles (2020)
Thesis
Scarlett, J. P. (2020). Coexisting with volcanoes : the relationships between La Soufrière and the society of St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4222815

Human population growth has resulted in increased numbers of people living in areas prone to disasters. Exploring the historical and social context of how volcanoes and their eruptions influence society in different socioeconomic and cultural ways ov... Read More about Coexisting with volcanoes : the relationships between La Soufrière and the society of St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles.

Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use (2019)
Book Chapter
Spicksley, J. (2019). Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use. In A. L. Capern, B. McDonagh, & J. Aston (Eds.), Women and the Land 1500-1900 (51-76). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445208.003

This chapter offers an analysis of the land that was held by spinsters in England from the mid-sixteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Although our knowledge of landholding by women is increasing, there is little published work on the amount... Read More about Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use.

Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children (2019)
Journal Article
Worthen, H., McDonagh, B., & Capern, A. (2019). Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children. Women's History Review, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2019.1696414

This article addresses the boundaries of female power within early modern aristocratic families. It examines the family arrangements of Lord Emmanuel Scroop whose marriage to Elizabeth Manners was childless. The research sets out to uncover Lord Scro... Read More about Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children.

Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2019). Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire. Landscape History, 40(2), 77-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2020.1676043

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 north-east Yorkshire Wolds. Burton was a territorial unit of considerable antiquity which su... Read More about Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire.

Women in Chancery : an analysis of Chancery as a court of redress for women in late seventeenth century England (2019)
Thesis
Garside, C. (2019). Women in Chancery : an analysis of Chancery as a court of redress for women in late seventeenth century England. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4222452

The early-modern Court of Chancery has been hailed as a court of law unique in patriarchal England for its recognition of women’s legal rights. This thesis is based on detailed quantitative and qualitative research into women’s use of the Court of Ch... Read More about Women in Chancery : an analysis of Chancery as a court of redress for women in late seventeenth century England.

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 about Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century.

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. (2019). More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England. Urban history, 46(4), 695-721. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000142

Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2019Â. This article 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-ut... Read More about More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England.

Feminist historical geographies: doing and being (2018)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2018). 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 about Feminist historical geographies: doing and being.

Remembering protest (2018)
Book Chapter
Griffin, C. J., & McDonagh, B. (2018). Remembering protest. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500 : Memory, Materiality and the Landscape (1-23). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_1

This book is about protest and the multiple and contested ways it is remembered, about the work protest memories do and the uses of the past in the (historical) present. While several chapters speak to the present en passant, it is not a study of the... Read More about Remembering protest.

Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607 (2018)
Book Chapter
McDonagh, B., & Rodda, J. (2018). Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500 (53-79). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_3

In the early summer of 1607, a large group of perhaps as many as a thousand men, women and children assembled at Newton (Northamptonshire) and began digging up hedges. The hedges surrounded enclosures recently put in place by the local landowner, Tho... Read More about Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607.

Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape (2018)
Book
Griffin, C. J., & McDonagh, B. (Eds.). (2018). Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/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 about Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape.

Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830 (2017)
Book
McDonagh, B. (2017). Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315579078

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 about Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830.

The making of a mosaic: Migration and the port-city of Kingston upon Hull (2017)
Book Chapter
Evans, N. (2017). The making of a mosaic: Migration and the port-city of Kingston upon Hull. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place (145-177). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

First paragraph: When the results of the 2011 UK Census were made public in 2013 the BBC’s Six O’Clock News ran a live television broadcast from the city to herald a remarkable transformation – Hull was now home to a migrant population of 12,000 Eur... Read More about The making of a mosaic: Migration and the port-city of Kingston upon Hull.

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

First paragraph: Hull owes its existence to water transport. Located at the mouth of the River Hull, where the deep-water channel of the Humber sweeps along its north bank, it is a natural transhipment point, and although the town (as it is properly... Read More about Dock Development, 1778-1914.

Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884-1959 (2017)
Book Chapter
Starkey, D. J. (2017). Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884-1959. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place (207-237). Liverpool University Press

Memory on the waterfront in late twentieth-century Hull (2017)
Book Chapter
Byrne, J., & Ombler, A. (2017). Memory on the waterfront in late twentieth-century Hull. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place (270-301). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

First paragraph: At the close of the Second World War, as the port-city of Hull faced the challenge of rebuilding an urban fabric shattered by wartime bombing, its maritime industries prepared to return to business as usual. Hull’s trawl fishery an... Read More about Memory on the waterfront in late twentieth-century Hull.

Hull: Culture, History, Place (2017)
Book
Starkey, D. J., Atkinson, D., McDonagh, B., McKeon, S., & Salter, E. (Eds.). (2017). Hull: Culture, History, Place. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

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 about Hull: Culture, History, Place.

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 about Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2016.03.002

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 about Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable.

Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england (2013)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2013). Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england. History workshop journal : HWJ, 76(1), 32-56. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbs054

This paper explores the making – and breaking – of property in early sixteenth-century England, examining the range of strategies available to those engaged in negotiating and resisting enclosure, common rights and land-use change. It interrogates th... Read More about Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england.

Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850 (2013)
Journal Article
Cragoe, M., & McDonagh, B. (2013). Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850. Continuity and Change, 28(1), 27-50. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0268416013000118

This article explores the impact of parliamentary enclosure on the cultural life of English villages after 1750. It focuses on parish-sponsored vermin control, arguing that the popular 'hunting' sanctioned by parish vestries under Tudor legislation,... Read More about Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850.

Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire (2012)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B., & Daniels, S. (2012). Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire. cultural geographies, 19(1), 107-121. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474011427361

This paper rethinks and revises enclosure narratives, thickening the concept of enclosure by researching a particular place and period: the English Midland county of Northamptonshire in the period between the 16th and the 19th centuries. It argues th... Read More about Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire.

Subverting the ground : private property and public protest in the sixteenth-century Yorkshire Wolds (2009)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. A. (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 about Subverting the ground : private property and public protest in the sixteenth-century Yorkshire Wolds.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Women, enclosure and estate improvement in eighteenth-century Northamptonshire.

Floodlights Review Infographic
Report
Smith, K., Brookes, E., & McDonagh, B. Floodlights Review Infographic. Risky Cities

This report outlines the key findings from the FloodLights evaluation survey.