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Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages 2011

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM (BST)

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages 2011

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To view the programme and details of the 2012 Space and Settlement conference, and to register, please visit http://spaceandsettlement2012.eventbrite.com/ 

Following on from the great success of 2010's Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages: the final frontier, we are pleased to announce that this conference is back for another year. 

This year, this two-day international conference will be held in the Long Room Hub on the 27th and 28th May 2011 and will once again host a range of speakers from universities, commercial and professional organisations and government.  Inter-disciplinary, thematic sessions will address key issues, ranging from Landscape and Environment, to Domestic Architecture to Church,Culture and Society.  The full programme is detailed below. 

Keynote speaker for the event will be Dr Tómas Ó Carragáin of University College Cork. 

Registration for Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages is free, but places are limited, so it is essential to register in advance.  Queries should be addressed to spaceandsettlement@gmail.com

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Friday 27 May 2011
Opening address:  Brian McGing, Head of School of Histories and Humanities, TCD 11:30 am 

Session One: Landscape and Environment 11:45 am 
Chair:  Jerry O’Sullivan NRA
Lisa Coyle QUB  "Lulls and booms: land-use changes in first millennium AD Ireland inferred from pollen records"   
Francis Ludlow TCD “The Environmental Record of the Irish Annals: exploring the causes and impacts of natural hazards on medieval Irish society”
Fiona Beglane IT Sligo & NUIG “Deer Parks: lost medieval monuments of the Irish countryside”
Questions 12:45pm – 1:15pm
Lunch 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Session Two: Domestic Architecture 2:15pm
Chair: Mark Hennessy TCD
Erin Britton TCD “Ethnic Similarities in the Architecture in Uí Faichrach”
Mark Gardiner QUB “From Bur To Camera: the changing character of the chamber in the English medieval house”
Jill Campbell QUB "An Investigation Into the Means of Display in Late Medieval Gentry Houses"
Neil McCullough McCullough Mulvin “The End of the Middle Ages: renaissance architecture in Ireland?”
Questions 3:50pm – 4:20pm

Keynote Speech: Tomás Ó Carragáin UCC 6pm - 7pm
“Recalling Rome, Recalling Jerusalem: the sacred topographies of major ecclesiastical sites in early medieval Ireland”

Informal Pub Reception 7pm
Saturday 28 May 2011
Session Three: Settlement, Nucleation and Urban Space 10am 
Chair:  Edel Breathnach UCD
Stephen Harrison UCD “Warriors, Raiders and Traders? Dublin’s Viking Graves Reconsidered”
Adrian Empey “Borough Society in Medieval and Early Modern Gowran”
Margaret Murphy Carlow College “Provisioning Medieval Dublin”
Questions 11am – 11:20am

Coffee 11:20am – 11:40am

Session Four: Church, Culture and Society 11:40am
Chair: Katharine Simms TCD
Matt Seaver UCD “Home and Hereafter: settlement enclosures with burials in early medieval Ireland c.400-1100 AD”
Tracy Collins Aegis Archaeology & UCC “An Archaeology of Female Monasticism in Medieval Ireland”
Rachel Moss TCD “The Impact of Reform on Parish Churches up to 1600”
Questions 12:40pm – 1pm

Lunch 1pm – 2pm
Session Five: Maritime Settlement and Trade 2pm
Chair: Niall Brady Discovery Programme/ADCO
David Ditchburn TCD “Trade Between Britain and Ireland, c. 1200-1500”
Colin Breen UU “Lordship, Settlement and Communications: north Ulster and the Western Isles in the later medieval period”
Andy Woods Cambridge University “Inside a mint town: considering coinage, exchange and economy in early medieval Dublin”
Paul Naessens NUIG Title TBC
Questions 3:20pm – 3:40pm
Coffee 3:40pm – 4pm

Session Six: Castles in the Landscape 4pm
Chair: Terry Barry TCD
Kieran O’Conor NUIG “Carlow Castle”
Ben Murtagh Buildings Archaeologist “The Development and Evolution of Kilkenny Castle in Relation to the Adjoining Anglo-Norman Town”
Con Manning DoE “Clogh Oughter Castle, County Cavan”
Questions 5:10pm – 5:30pm

Conference Closing Remarks: Terry Barry TCD 5:30pm

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When & Where

Trinity Long Room Hub Building
Trinity College Dublin
2 Dublin

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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