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Dr Briony McDonagh

Lecturer in Human Geography/ Director of Admissions for Geography and Geology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Briony McDonagh is a historical and cultural geographer who joined the University of Hull in 2014. She has published widely on the British rural landscape, on women's histories and historical geographies, and on the geographies of protest, property and the commons. Briony is a lecturer in human geography who gained her BA, MA and PhD from the University of Nottingham and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral research fellow on the AHRC-funded Changing Landscapes, Changing Environments project.

Book

Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape

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

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830

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

Hull : Culture, History, Place

(2017). Hull : Culture, History, Place

Journal Article

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate supervision

Briony welcomes enquiries from potential students (PhD and Masters) wishing to work on projects on the following themes (broadly interpreted). - Women histories and historical geographies - Historical geographies of the British landscape, including projects on country houses, gardens and parks; enclosure, improvement and agricultural change; rural and urban landscapes, 1450 onwards - The geographies of protest, resistance and the law (in both historic and contemporary contexts) - Environmental histories in Britain, the former British Empire and beyond - Heritage issues Completed PhDs - Helen Bergin, The man, the sea and the ice. Captain William Colbeck's Antarctic story (1898-1904), vivaed September 2017 and passed subject to minor revisions Current PhD supervisions - Sarah Shields, Maid, wife, widow: women's life-course and property ownership, 1550-1800 - Helen Manning, Women, property and the law: mapping sexual inequality in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1708-1974 - Stormm Buxton-Hill, The impact of women on family dynastic ambitions and legal change in England, 1550-1800 - Ruth Quinn, Agricultural heritage of Saltaire - Catherine Goddard, Heritage interpretation and visitor experience at historic homes in the East Midlands, with a focus on women's history - Charlotte Garside, Women in Chancery: an analysis of chancery as a women's court of redress in late 17th-century England - Lizzie Rogers, Women and the World: Explorers from the Home during the Enlightenment in Britain - Alice Whiteoak, Walking the world: Emotions, place and memory in English court records, 1400-1800 - Jazmin Scarlett, The development of co-volcanic societies: the reciprocal relationships between the volcano La Soufrière and the society of St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles, 1718-1979 - Kalliopi Kaparounaki, Caring children in Malawi: children's work within families affected by illness and disability