Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages 2012 Conference
Date: 1st & 2nd June 2012
Location: The Long Room, Trintity College Dublin.
Preliminary Speaker's Programme
Friday 1 June 2012 - Session One: Space and Structures 11:30 am
- Cherie Peters TCD "What's In A Name? Terminology for Lower Class Housing in Early Medieval Ireland"
- Alison Lennon “Roche Castle: an argument for excavation”
- Geraldine Stout, National Monuments Service “Filling In The Spaces: St. Mary's Abbey and precinct, Dublin"
- Vanessa Ryan "The Archaeology of Conflict and Ethnicity on the South Armagh Border"
Questions 12:50pm – 1:15pm
Lunch 1:15pm – 2:30pm
Session Two: Agriculture and Land Use in Medieval Ireland - 2:30pm
Colin Rynne UCC “An Archaeological Perspective on Romano-British Influences on Agricultural Change in Early Medieval Ireland”
- Finbar McCormick QUB “Agricultural and Settlement Change in Early Medieval Ireland”
- Ingelise Stujits, The Discovery Programme "A Bluffer's Guide to Medieval Woodland Management in Ireland"
Questions 3:30pm – 4pm
Keynote Speech: Benjamin Hudson, Pennsylvania State University 6pm - 7pm “Space, Settlement and Medieval Atlanticism”
Informal Pub Reception 7pm
Saturday 2 June 2012 Session Three: Rings and Things: circular earthworks and settlement patterns 10am
Emma Arbuthnot, TCD “Reconsidering the Castles of the Conquest: an analysis of the form and nature of Anglo-Norman fortification, 1169-1175”
Thomas Kerr, QUB “Population Decline, Regional Variation or Chronological Construct - problems with rural settlement patterns in 11th/12th century Ireland”
Matthew Stout, St. Patrick's College Drumcondra “The Distribution of Irish Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites”
Questions 11am – 11:30am
Coffee 11:30am – 12 noon Coffee will be provided in the Trinity Long Room
Hub Building Session Four: Territories and Control 12 noon
- Linda Shine Meath Partnership “Granny Castle and its Dependent Manors: a case study of later medieval manorial organisation”
- Patrick Gleeson UCC “Kingship, Landscape and Territory: examining scales of community and assembly in early medieval Ireland”
- Terry Barry TCD “Settlement in Medieval Ireland: analysing their new complexities”
Questions 1pm – 1:30pm
Lunch 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Session Five: Networks and Influence 2:30pm
- Vicky McAlister TCD “Identifying Regional Commerce: interactions between tower houses, settlements and commercial networks”
- Michael Potterton Four Courts Press “Verging On A Renaissance? Contact between Ireland and the Continent in the sixteenth century”
- Rebecca Wall-Forrestal TCD “Natural Resources and Political Geography: reconstructing Waterford's late Viking Age hinterland”
Questions 3:30pm – 4pm
Conference Closing Remarks: 4pm
Our mailing address is:
Space and Settlement conference, School of Histories and Humanities Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Dublin 2.
Register either at http://spaceandsettlement2012.eventbrite.com or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Conference registration is €20 (€10 for students) and is payable at the door (sorry, but we can only accept cash)