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Dr Briony McDonagh

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Briony McDonagh

Reader in Historical Geography, Energy & Environment Institute


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
(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 northeast Yorkshire Wolds. Burton was a territorial unit of considerable antiquity which sur... Read More about Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire.

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 about Feminist historical geographies: Doing and being.

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

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 about More than Bricks and Mortar: female property ownership as economic strategy in Mid-Nineteenth Century urban 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.

Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape (2018)
Book
McDonagh, B. (2018). C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.). 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.

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: Liverpool University Press

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