Medieval Dublin Symposium 2022

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Medieval Dublin Symposium 2022

The 23rd Medieval Dublin symposium will showcase new research in the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin.

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Trinity Long Room Hub College Green Dublin 2 Ireland

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Join us Saturday 8th October, 9.30 - 5pm, for this year's in-person Medieval Dublin Symposium at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

The 23rd Medieval Dublin symposium, presented as part of the Dublin Festival of History, will showcase new research in the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin.

The purpose of the annual Medieval Dublin symposium is to provide a way through which teachers, students, specialists, amateurs, historians, archaeologists, and everyone whose talents and interests are required to make complete the business of history, excavation and post excavation, can collaborate and provide us, and the Dubliners of the future with a clearer picture of the early growth of this remarkable city.

Neill lecture theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin All welcome!

9.30-9.40: Introduction

Seán Duffy

9.40-10.20: Excavations at St Mary’s Cistercian abbey, Dublin: the archaeology of the Dissolution of a monastery

Edmond O’Donovan

10.20-10.50: Discovery of the ‘Cemetery Gate’, St Mary’s abbey, Dublin

Paul Duffy

10.50-11.20: Break

11.20-12.00: Excavations at Riverhouse, Chancery Street, Dublin 7: a riverside dumping ground in medieval Oxmantown

Muireann Ní Cheallacháin

12.00-12.40: Post Cess-ual archaeology: the development of a 12th-14th century ‘composting’ pit at Francis Street, Dublin 8

David McIlreavy

12.40-14.00: Lunch (not provided)

14.00-15.00: The occupational profile of pre-modern Irish towns: the evidence from Dublin, c.1190-1640

Bruce Campbell

15.00-15.30: Break

15.30-16.15: The leather finds from the excavations at Chancery Lane and Ship Street Great

John Nicholl

16.15-17.00: Excavation of a multiphase enclosure and coin hoard in Newtown, County Dublin

David Bayley

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