Making Money in Dublin 1500-2000:
Commerce in the city of Dublin over five centuries
09.30 – 16.30h Friday 25 May 2012
The Banking Hall, Foster Place, Dublin 2
Open Access Symposium
The Dublin City Research Group is pleased to announce a one-day symposium ‘Making Money in Dublin since 1500′. This exciting topic opens a window on far more than the city’s economic and financial history, it appeals to academics in a variety of disciplines and to the general public.
For centuries Dublin has been the dominant location for making money in Ireland. Locals and new arrivals worked in an array of trades, businesses and professions – earning and spending, investing and losing money. As a capital city, Dublin was also home to lawyers, engineers and administrators attracted by the chance of a government job. Dubliners have lived and worked outside these approved (and taxed) workplaces too. Crime pays, and the pickpocket, fraudster and corrupt official are bound up with urban life. The world of work also involves social and political networks, fraternal organisations and strategic marriages.
Established academics and new researchers will examine the lives of people who made their living in Dublin from the Early Modern period to the late twentieth century. How did locals, rural migrants and immigrants succeed, scrape by or fail in the harsh world of commerce? What was their contribution to the evolution of the city? A wide range of papers will deal with topics including banking, architecture, women in business, printing, the professions and the technology boom of the 1980s.
To reserve a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts of papers to be presented at the event, and a map showing the venue, can be found at our website: http://www.tcd.ie/CISS/dublinresearchgroup.php
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