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Irene Maver

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Irene Maver is a Senior Lecturer in Scottish History, University of Glasgow. She has written on aspects of modern Scottish history, particularly relating to urban governance and culture. Publications include, Glasgow, Volume II: 1830 to 1912 (edited with Hamish Fraser, 1996); Glasgow (2000); Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City (edited with Michele Dagenais and Pierre-Yves Saunier, 2003). She is currently working on a general history of Edinburgh.

Irene Maver has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Everyday Life: The Family
Before the Scottish Reformation of 1560, the word "family" was not used in its modern sense. Instea...
 
Early times to 1560 - Everyday Life: Public Services
Public services in Glasgow have roots in the perennial concern to maintain a safe and ordered commun...
 
Early times to 1560 - Trade and Communications: Waterways
Glasgow's most famous waterway, the River Clyde, is indelibly associated with the city's rise and pr...
 
Early times to 1560 - Trade and Communications: Overseas Trade
Pre-Reformation Glasgow inevitably had European connections, given the religious bond between the di...
 
Early times to 1560 - Neighbourhoods: The Barony
"Barony" means "lordship" and the pre-Reformation barony lands of Glasgow originally came under the ...
 
1560 to 1770s - Everyday Life: The Family
Scotland's Protestant Reformation of 1560 reinforced the importance of marriage and the family in ev...
 
1560 to 1770s - Everyday Life: Public Services
Between the 1560s and 1770s Glasgow rose in prominence to become Scotland's second city and the tran...
 
1560 to 1770s - Buildings and Cityscape: Cityscape
The Scottish Reformation of 1560 did not immediately have an impact on the structural integrity of G...
 
1560 to 1770s - Neighbourhoods: Barony
The Barony Parish had origins in 1595 and it emerged due to the pressure of population growth. Ther...
 
1560 to 1770s - Personalities: Clementina Walkinshaw
Clementina (or Clementine) Walkinshaw (1720-1802), an ardent Jacobite, is best known because of her ...
 
1560 to 1770s - Personalities: William Cuninghame
William Cuninghame of Lainshaw (1731-1799) headed one of the major Glasgow syndicates that came to d...
 
1560 to 1770s - Personalities: Andrew Cochrane
Andrew Cochrane of Brighouse (1693-1777), a wealthy tobacco merchant, was Lord Provost at the time o...
 
1560 to 1770s - Personalities: Jean Holmes
Jean Holmes (b 1703) was one of Glasgow's best-known 18th-century businesswomen who, along with her ...
 
1770s to 1830s - Everyday Life
Population growth and building development were among the most striking features of life in Glasgow ...
 
1770s to 1830s - Everyday Life: Public Services
From the 1770s Glasgow's public services were characterised by greater professionalism in administra...
 
1770s to 1830s - Everyday Life: Parks and Commons
Glasgow Green remained the city's only public open space between the 1770s and 1830s. There had bee...
 
1770s to 1830s - Culture and Leisure: Dancing
Social dancing was a popular pursuit in Glasgow between the 1770s and 1830s, from informal gatherin...
 
1770s to 1830s - Culture and Leisure: Migrants
Glasgow experienced a sustained period of in-migration between the 1770s and 1830s. Writing in the ...
 
1770s to 1830s - Learning and Beliefs: Political Management
Political management was the dominating feature of Scotland's governance prior to 1832. For years a...
 
1770s to 1830s - Buildings and Cityscape: Graveyards
Glasgow's population boom between the 1770s and 1830s meant, inevitably, that as more people lived a...
 
1770s to 1830s - Buildings and Cityscape: Cuninghame Mansion
The Cuninghame Mansion is one of the few surviving 18th century town houses built for Glasgow's weal...
 
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods
Although Glasgow had a fast-rising population by the 1770s, the city remained restricted within the ...
 
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods: Little Govan
Little Govan does not appear in modern maps and its territory today is divided between Polmadie, Oat...
 
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods: Calton
Calton's original name was Blackfauld and in 1705 John Walkinshaw (1671-1731) began to develop the l...
 
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods: Bridgeton
Bridgeton was one of the industrial villages that emerged in the late 18th century just outside Glas...
 
1770s to 1830s - Personalities
Glasgow experienced unprecedented industrial expansion in the late 18th century and a diverse range ...
 
1770s to 1830s - Personalities: James Ewing
James Ewing, businessman and politician, was one of Glasgow's best-known public figures of the early...
 
1770s to 1830s - Personalities: Lady Hannah Maxwell
Lady Hannah Maxwell of Pollok married into one of the most influential landowning families in the Gl...
 
1770s to 1830s - Personalities: Agnes Baird
Agnes Baird (1770-1832) was a writer and historian of Glasgow whose forthright style provoked contro...
 
1830s to 1914 - Everyday Life: Public Services
Glasgow's public service provision grew rapidly between the 1830s and 1914. Municipal electoral ref...
 
1830s to 1914 - Everyday Life: Parks and Commons
The growth period in the development of Glasgow's public open spaces commenced with Kelvingrove Park...
 
1830s to 1914 - Culture and Leisure: Dancing
Attitudes changed dramatically towards dancing in Glasgow between the 1830s and 1914. By the early ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Culture and Leisure: Drink Culture
By the 1830s a buoyant drinking culture had emerged in Glasgow centred on the city's taverns, inns a...
 
1830s to 1914 - Buildings and Cityscape: Sports Venues
The building boom of the 1830s had an ambiguous effect on the development of sport in Glasgow. Subu...
 
1830s to 1914 - Neighbourhoods
Glasgow was fundamentally reshaped in 1846 when the municipality was extended to 2,344 hectares (jus...
 
1830s to 1914 - Neighbourhoods: Crosshill
Crosshill emerged as a residential south-side suburb from the 1850s. Although not then formally par...
 
1830s to 1914 - Neighbourhoods: Pollokshields
Pollokshields was conceived in 1849 when Sir John Maxwell of Pollok, 8th baronet (1791-1865), commis...
 
1830s to 1914 - Personalities: Sir Samuel Chisholm
Sir Samuel Chisholm (1836-1923), Lord Provost between 1899 and 1902, was one of Glasgow's most formi...
 
1830s to 1914 - Personalities: Kate Cranston
Kate (or Catherine) Cranston (1849-1934) is indelibly associated with the vogue for "artistic" tearo...
 
1830s to 1914 - Personalities: Madeleine Smith
Madeleine Smith was the central figure in a sensational 19th century murder trial that remains one o...
 
1830s to 1914 - Personalities: Sir William Collins
Sir William Collins helped to reshape Liberal Party organisation in Glasgow during the late 19th cen...
 
1830s to 1914 - Personalities: Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933) was an artist whose design work became one of the defining...
 
1914 to 1950s
War, economic depression and social change characterised Glasgow between 1914 and 1950. The outbrea...
 
1914 to 1950s - Everyday Life: Public Services
The First World War made a profound impact on the organisation of Glasgow's public services. Govern...
 
1914 to 1950s - Culture and Leisure: Books and Newspapers
Technological innovation was a key feature of Glasgow's publishing industry from 1914, reducing over...
 
1914 to 1950s - Culture and Leisure: Dancing
The period between the start of the First World War in 1914 and up to the mid-1950s represented the ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Culture and Leisure: Migrants
In the early 20th century Glasgow was becoming less of a migrant city. In 1911 almost 62 per cent o...
 
1914 to 1950s - Learning and Beliefs: Impact of War
The impact of two world wars was traumatic for Glaswegians. On 4 August 1914, immediately after the...
 
1914 to 1950s - Buildings and Cityscape: Sports Venues
The First World War had a disruptive effect on sport in Glasgow, but by 1917 there were signs of rev...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods
In 1912, after a prolonged municipal campaign, the territory of Glasgow was extended by some 50 per ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Knightswood
Knightswood originally lay in the Dunbartonshire parish of New or East Kilpatrick. The name alludes...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Mosspark
Mosspark and the lands of East and Mid-Henderston were incorporated into Glasgow in 1909. They cove...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Pollokshaws
Pollokshaws was an autonomous burgh in Renfrewshire before it became part of Glasgow in 1912. A cen...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Roystonhill (Garngad)
The Garngad, in the north-east of Glasgow, was originally part of the town's medieval common lands. ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Cathcart
Cathcart, in Renfrewshire, was absorbed into Glasgow as part of the 1912 boundary extension. The co...
 
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: Blackhill
In the 19th century Blackhill was located in Lanarkshire, outside Glasgow's north-east boundary. Th...
 
1914 to 1950s - Personalities
For a city of over a million people between 1914 and the 1950s it was inevitable that Glasgow would ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Personalities: Sir Patrick Dollan
Sir Patrick Joseph Dollan (1885-1963) served as Lord Provost between 1938 and 1941. He was also the...
 
1914 to 1950s - Personalities: John Joy Bell
John Joy Bell was a prolific writer and journalist, best remembered for his comic fictional creation...
 
1914 to 1950s - Personalities: Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson
Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson (1851-1944) was a Liberal politician and philanthropist who served as ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Everyday Life: Public Services
The notion of the "Welfare State" was politically prominent in Glasgow during the 1950s. Health imp...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Learning and Beliefs: IT Revolution
Glasgow in the 1950s, in a bid to improve living standards and diversify the industrial base, was a ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Industry and Technology: New Technology
The post-1945 period offered Glaswegians the prospect of modernity and technological innovation. A ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Neighbourhoods
Although Glasgow's territory more than doubled in size during the inter-war period, reaching 16,077 ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Personalities: Dame Jean Roberts
Dame Jean Roberts (1895-1988) earned a unique place in history when she became Glasgow's first woman...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Personalities: Donald Dewar
Donald Dewar (1937-2000) set a historic precedent when he became the first First Minister of the new...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Personalities: Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey (1935-1982) was one of Scotland's most original and influential rock musicians. He was ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Personalities: Bud Neill
Bud Neill (1911-1970), was one of Britain's most innovative newspaper cartoonists. Between the 1940...
 


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