Dr Rebecca Madgin

  • Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Management (Urban Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 3847
email: Rebecca.Madgin@glasgow.ac.uk

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Rebecca re-joined Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow in January 2014 following positions at the University of East London, the British School at Rome and the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester. Her current research explores the relationships between the economic and emotional values of heritage and their role in urban redevelopment since 1945. Rebecca also retains an interest in the ways in which cities manage their industrial legacy both in terms of land-use planning and the socio-economic consequences of deindustrialisation. Aligning both of these interests is a desire to understand how cities are perceived by stakeholders, both within and outwith the city, and how this influences various urban decision-making processes.

Rebecca has lived and researched abroad during her academic career and will continue to examine international perspectives on urban conservation. Furthermore, Rebecca is interested in comparative and transnational urbanism and how this enhances our understanding of urban management and development. She is currently co-editing a book, with Dr Nicolas Kenny, which examines the theoretical and methodological implications of studying two or more cities.

A distinctive feature of her work focuses on the extent to which the urban past informs the future development of the city. Rebecca retains an active involvement with a number of planning and heritage organisations and is writing a report for the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust on the economic value of their world heritage site. She has also worked closely with Leicester City Council to deliver aspects of their Heritage Action Plan.

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Number of items: 11.

2014

Rodger, R. and Madgin, R., (Eds.) (2014) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press, Lancaster. (In Press)

Madgin, R. (2014) Contesting liberty: the place of industrial heritage in Leicester's urban regeneration. In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press, Lancaster. (In Press)

2013

Madgin, R., and Rodger, R. (2013) Inspiring capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010. Urban History, 40 (3). pp. 507-529. ISSN 0963-9268 (doi:10.1017/S0963926813000448)

Madgin, R. (2013) A town without memory? Inferring the industrial past: Clydebank re-built, 1941-2013. In: Zimmerman, C. (ed.) Industrial Cities: History and Future. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 978-3593399140

2010

Madgin, R. (2010) Reconceptualising the Historic Urban Environment: Conservation and Regeneration in Castlefield, Manchester, 1960-2009. Planning Perspectives, 25 (1). pp. 29-48.

2009

Madgin, R. (2009) Heritage, Culture and Conservation: Managing the Urban Renaissance. VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken. ISBN 9783639157895

Madgin, R. (2009) Using culture to turn de-industrial space into post-industrial place: a british-french comparison. In: Eckardt, F. and Nystrom, L. (eds.) Culture and City. Series: Future urban research in Europe (3). Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, Berlin. ISBN 9783830516408

Madgin, R. (2009) The contemporary value of industrial architecture. In: Charlesworth, I. and Benci, J. (eds.) The British School at Rome: Fine Arts 2008-2009. BSR, London .

2008

Madgin, R. (2008) The Rise of Industrial Heritage and its Role in Manchester's Urban Renaissance, 1945-2007. Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, 2 . pp. 33-36.

Madgin, R. (2008) Making the most of our existing urban assets? New Labour's focus on the historic urban environment. In: Nail, S. and Fee, D. (eds.) Vers une Renaissance Anglaise: dix ans de politique travailliste de la ville. Presse de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. ISBN 9782878544435

Madgin, R. (2008) Transforming Historic Images and Ascribing Contemporary Values: The Re-Presentation of the City. In: Language And The Scientific Imagination: The 11th International Conference Of The International Society For The Study Of European Ideas (ISSEI), Helsinki, 28 July - 2 August 2008, Helsinki, Finland.

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Number of items: 11.

Article

Madgin, R., and Rodger, R. (2013) Inspiring capital? Deconstructing myths and reconstructing urban environments, Edinburgh, 1860–2010. Urban History, 40 (3). pp. 507-529. ISSN 0963-9268 (doi:10.1017/S0963926813000448)

Madgin, R. (2010) Reconceptualising the Historic Urban Environment: Conservation and Regeneration in Castlefield, Manchester, 1960-2009. Planning Perspectives, 25 (1). pp. 29-48.

Madgin, R. (2008) The Rise of Industrial Heritage and its Role in Manchester's Urban Renaissance, 1945-2007. Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, 2 . pp. 33-36.

Book

Madgin, R. (2009) Heritage, Culture and Conservation: Managing the Urban Renaissance. VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken. ISBN 9783639157895

Book Section

Madgin, R. (2014) Contesting liberty: the place of industrial heritage in Leicester's urban regeneration. In: Rodger, R. and Madgin, R. (eds.) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press, Lancaster. (In Press)

Madgin, R. (2013) A town without memory? Inferring the industrial past: Clydebank re-built, 1941-2013. In: Zimmerman, C. (ed.) Industrial Cities: History and Future. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 978-3593399140

Madgin, R. (2009) Using culture to turn de-industrial space into post-industrial place: a british-french comparison. In: Eckardt, F. and Nystrom, L. (eds.) Culture and City. Series: Future urban research in Europe (3). Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, Berlin. ISBN 9783830516408

Madgin, R. (2009) The contemporary value of industrial architecture. In: Charlesworth, I. and Benci, J. (eds.) The British School at Rome: Fine Arts 2008-2009. BSR, London .

Madgin, R. (2008) Making the most of our existing urban assets? New Labour's focus on the historic urban environment. In: Nail, S. and Fee, D. (eds.) Vers une Renaissance Anglaise: dix ans de politique travailliste de la ville. Presse de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. ISBN 9782878544435

Edited Book

Rodger, R. and Madgin, R., (Eds.) (2014) Leicester: A Modern History. Carnegie Press, Lancaster. (In Press)

Conference Proceedings

Madgin, R. (2008) Transforming Historic Images and Ascribing Contemporary Values: The Re-Presentation of the City. In: Language And The Scientific Imagination: The 11th International Conference Of The International Society For The Study Of European Ideas (ISSEI), Helsinki, 28 July - 2 August 2008, Helsinki, Finland.

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Ongoing Funded Projects

Heritage Lottery Fund, Townscape Heritage Initiative (£1.1m) ‘Living and Working in the Old Town’. Led by Leicester City Council with Dr Rebecca Madgin named as project partner.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£515,000)   Affective Digital Histories: Re-creating Britain's De-industrial Places, 1970s to the Present (Co-I): http://affectivedigitalhistories.org.uk/

Arts and Humanities Research Council (£102,000) ‘How Should Decisions about Heritage be Made? Co-designing a research project’. (Co-I) Project partners include Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments, Science Museum, National Centre for Co-coordinating Public Policy Engagement, Leicester City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and local community heritage organisations: http://codesignheritage.wordpress.com/

 

Recently Completed Projects (2013)

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£250,000): ‘Archives, Assets and Audiences: New Modes to Engage Audiences with Archival Content and Heritage Sites’. (Co-I): http://archivestoassets.wordpress.com/

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£20,000): ‘Building Shared Heritages: Cultural Diversity in Leicester’ (Phase 1) (Co-I)

Arts and Humanities Research Council(£55,000) ‘Building and Enriching Shared Heritages’ (Phase 2) (Co-I)

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cultural Engagement Fund (£10,000) ‘Valuing the Historic Core of Leicester’ (PI)

JISC (£102,000): ‘Manufacturing Pasts: Industrial Change in Twentieth Century Britain’ with Prof Simon Gunn and Ben Wynne (University of Leicester): http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/about/projects/manufacturingpasts

Admiral (£4,500): ‘History of Admiral Sportswear’. (PI)

 

Rebecca has also been funded by a number of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to evaluate government policies, organisational structures and development, housing, heritage and place attachment.

 

 

 

Rebecca has supervised PhD students in a variety of areas such as globalisation, the British New Towns, urban conservation and architectural symbolism.