Conference: Public Health and the Industrial City

Welfare and Public Health in the Industrial City: Belfast in Comparative Contexts c. 1800-1973

A Conference sponsored by the AHRC Project: Welfare and public health in Belfast and the its region, c.1800-1973

At PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast on 16-17 April 2015

Plenary speaker: Prof Bernard Harris (University of Strathclyde), ‘Public health interventions and mortality change’

The full conference programme is available by clicking on this link: QUB AHRC Conference Schedule

This conference, bringing together research carried out by the QUB-based AHRC project team on welfare and public health in Belfast, with scholarship on other British and Irish cities in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, seeks to place Belfast’s modern historical experience of poverty, ill-health and the responses to them in a comparative perspective.

The conference is free and open to all, but if you’d like to attend, please email the project manager, Dr Georgina Laragy (, to let us know for catering purposes, by Monday 13th April.


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