Dr Jacinta Prunty

History

Associate Professor
Senior Lecturer

Rhetoric House
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(01) 708 3485

Biography

Jacinta Prunty has lectured at Maynooth University since 1998 having previously taught at University College Dublin. Her teaching and research interests span urban, social and cartographic history, with a particular focus on the mapping of towns and on the town itself in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ireland; on the history of religious life from the early nineteenth century and associated residential homes, schools and other institutions; Protestant and Catholic missionary activity; and on the management of religious archives. She welcomes inquiries from prospective research students interested in any of these areas, and would particularly like to encourage international and comparative dimensions to new research. A member of the editorial board of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, she is co-author, with Paul Walsh, of the Galway fascicle (2016). Her most recent major work was published in 2017 titled The monasteries, magdalen refuges and reformatory schools of Our Lady of Charity in Ireland, 1853-1973 (Dublin: Columba Press, 2017), 613 pp. Her own PhD research at UCD, from which these various research threads developed, was on the slum geography of nineteenth-century Dublin and the mission of Margaret Aylward (1810-89), foundress of the Holy Faith sisters, of which congregation Jacinta is a member. She also holds a professional qualification in the teaching of history and geography from the University of Dublin, and in archives administration from Aberystwyth University.



Research Interests

History of cartography, mission history, urban historical geography, computer applications in history, computer mapping, Dublin, Galway

Books

  Year Publication
2017 The monasteries, magdalen refuges and reformatory schools of Our Lady of Charity in Ireland.
Jacinta Prunty (2017) The monasteries, magdalen refuges and reformatory schools of Our Lady of Charity in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Columba Press. [Details]
2016 Galway, Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 28.
Prunty, Jacinta and Walsh, Paul (2016) Galway, Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 28. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2004 Maps and map-making in local history.
Prunty, Jacinta (2004) Maps and map-making in local history. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2004 Managing the Dublin slums, 1850-1922.
Prunty, Jacinta (2004) Managing the Dublin slums, 1850-1922. Dublin: Dublin City Public Libraries. [Details]
2015 Galway c. 1200 to c.1900, from medieval borough to modern city.
Prunty, Jacinta and Walsh, Paul (2015) Galway c. 1200 to c.1900, from medieval borough to modern city. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2011 Reading the maps, a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas.
Prunty, Jacinta and Clarke, Howard B. (2011) Reading the maps, a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
1998 Dublin slums 1800-1925, a study in urban geography.
Jacinta Prunty (1998) Dublin slums 1800-1925, a study in urban geography. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
1999 Margaret Aylward, lady of charity, sister of faith.
Jacinta Prunty (1999) Margaret Aylward, lady of charity, sister of faith. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Reception of the call of Vatican II for renewal of religious life: case study of the Irish Federation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity'
Jacinta Prunty (2015) 'Reception of the call of Vatican II for renewal of religious life: case study of the Irish Federation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity' In: Dermot A. Lane (eds). Vatican II in Ireland, fifty years on: essays in honour of Pádraic Conway. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2006 'Battle plans and battle grounds: Protestant mission activity in the Dublin slums 1840s-1860s'
Prunty, J (2006) 'Battle plans and battle grounds: Protestant mission activity in the Dublin slums 1840s-1860s' In: Protestant millennialism and Irish society, 1790-1920. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
1998 'Estate Records'
Prunty, J. (1998) 'Estate Records' In: Irish Towns: A Guide to Sources. Dublin: [Details]
1998 'Mobility Among Women in Nineteenth Century Dublin'
Prunty, J. (1998) 'Mobility Among Women in Nineteenth Century Dublin' In: Siddle, David J (eds). Migration, Mobility and Modernisation in Europe. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
1995 'The Textile Industry in Nineteenth Century Dublin: It's Geography, Structure and Demise'
Prunty, J. (1995) 'The Textile Industry in Nineteenth Century Dublin: It's Geography, Structure and Demise' In: Occupational Titles and Their Classiciation: The Case of the Textile Trade in Past Times. Göttingen: Max-Planck Institut für Geschichte. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2014 The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland, the early years
Jacinta Prunty, Mary Sullivan (Ed.). (2014) The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland, the early years Dublin: Columba Press. [Details]
2014 Youghal, Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 27, by Tadhg O'Keeffe and David Murphy
Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Jacinta Prunty (Ed.). (2014) Youghal, Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 27, by Tadhg O'Keeffe and David Murphy Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2004 With Howard B. Clarke & Mark Hennessy (joint editors), Surveying Ireland’s past, multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms
Jacinta Prunty with Howard B. Clarke & Mark Hennessy (Ed.). (2004) With Howard B. Clarke & Mark Hennessy (joint editors), Surveying Ireland’s past, multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2006 Battle Plans and Battlegrounds Protestant Mission Activity in the Dublin Slums, 1840s-1880s
Prunty, J (2006) Battle Plans and Battlegrounds Protestant Mission Activity in the Dublin Slums, 1840s-1880s PROTESTANT MILLENNIALISM, EVANGELICALISM AND IRISH SOCIETY, 1790-2005 , pp.119-143 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2007 Dublin 1745-1922, hospitals, spectacle and vice.
Prunty, J (2007) Dublin 1745-1922, hospitals, spectacle and vice. VERSAILLES: Book Review [Details]
2003 Roman Catholic nuns in England and Wales 1800-1937, a social history.
Prunty, J (2003) Roman Catholic nuns in England and Wales 1800-1937, a social history. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]