Seminars/Lectures

The Department of Archaeology arranges a Seminar and Evening Lecture Programme during term time, where staff, students and visiting academics present on current work.

The Lunchtime Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 1pm in Room J5 in the Connolly Building (on First Floor). Evening Lectures are undertaken in conjunction with the Student Archaeology Society (ArchSoc) and are normally held at a venue on the Main Campus.

The following sections detail upcoming events in along with information on recent seminars, lectures and conferences organised by the Archaeology Department at UCC and delivered elsewhere by its staff.

You can find out more about where we are on our Location and Facilities page.
Details of upcoming events are also posted on our social media pages.

All are very welcome to attend these events.

*10-12 November 2017
The 2017 Bronze Age Forum is being held at University College Cork
for registration and further details visit the BAF2017 page

Our Lunchtime Seminars are held each Tuesday during Term at 1pm in Room J5 (First Floor, Connolly Building).

Find out where we are on our Location and Facilities page.

10 October 2017  Visiting Lecturer

Dr Cathy Swift (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)
Early medieval monasteries in Scotland

17 October 2017  Visiting Lecturer

Dr Ros Ó Maolduin (N.U.I. Galway)
Society and belief on Roughan Hill during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age: Insights from the excavation of three wedge tombs

24 October 2017  Visiting Lecturer

Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museum of Scotland)
New perspectives on early Celtic art in Scotland and beyond: from local to international

31 October 2017

Aurelien Burlot (PhD candidate)
Ireland and France in the Third Millennium BC

Adel Coleman (PhD candidate)
Beaker ritual and megalithic tombs in Western Europe

07 November 2017

Dr Barra O’Donnabhain
From Necroviolence to Necronominalism: the Spike Island Archaeological Project

14 November 2017  Visiting Lecturer

Dr Julia Beaumont (University of Bradford)
Convicts, corn and carbon- the Cork connection

21 November 2017

Edward O’Riordain (PhD candidate)
The historiography of ringfort research in Ireland

Caen Harris (PhD candidate)
Industrial archaeology of brewing in early modern Ireland

28 November 2017

Kate Colbert (PhD candidate)
Medieval grave slabs in south-east Ireland

Thomas Talbot (PhD candidate)
The earliest Church sites in Ireland

16 January 2018

Aoibheann Lambe (MPhil candidate)
Rock art of the Iveragh peninsula, Co. Kerry

Mary Fitzharris (MPhil candidate)
Bogs as depositional environments in late prehistoric Ireland

23 January 2018

Kevin Kearney (PhD candidate)
Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in south-west Ireland

Robin Lewando (MPhil candidate)
Palaeoecological investigations of the Iron Age/early medieval transition in south-west Ireland

30 January 2018

Ben Spillane (PhD candidate)
Late prehistoric settlement and land-use in south-east Ireland

Gerard O’Shaughnessy (MPhil candidate)
Social identities in the Late Iron Age in Ireland

06 February 2018 Visiting Lecturer

Ian Brown (Atlas of Hillforts Project, Universities of Oxford/Edinburgh)
‘The investigation of two contrasting hillforts - 'Ravensburgh Castle in Hertfordshire and Moel Fodig in Denbighshire'

13 February 2018

Dr Nicki Whitehouse (University of Plymouth)
Prehistoric land-use history and food production in early agricultural societies

20 February 2018  Visiting Lecturer

Sébastien Bully (CNRS Dijon-Auxerre)
Continuity and Change from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages: Ecclesiastical Sites and Monasteries of the Kvarner Archipelago, Croatia

27 February 2018

Emilio Peris (PhD candidate)
Circulation and use of coinage in Viking-age Ireland

Geraldine Barea Rogers (MPhil candidate)
Ingot moulds and economy in Viking Ireland

28 February 2018

Clare O'Sullivan (MPhil candidate)
Aspects of rock art conservation in south-west Ireland

Aoibheann Lambe (MPhil candidate)
Rock art of the Iveragh peninsula, Co. Kerry

06 March 2018

Professor William O’Brien
Recent investigations at the minor royal site of Garranes, Co. Cork

 

Evening lectures are organised in comjunction with ArchSoc, the Student Archaeology Society.

Details of upcoming lectures are also posted on our  page.

All welcome!

UCC campus maps can be accessed here

Monday 09 October 2017 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

School of the Human Environment: Geography, Archaeology & Classics
*ANNUAL SCHOOL LECTURE*

Professor Andrew Burnett
Coinage and Regional Identity in the Roman Empire

Monday 16 October 2017 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Dr Ros Ó Maolduin (N.U.I. Galway)
An upland enigma: the archaeological remains on Turlough Hill, in the Burren Co. Clare

Monday 23 October 2017 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museum of Scotland)
From Roman pay-offs to Pictish treasures: the lives of Roman silver beyond the northern frontiers

Monday 13 November 2017 | 7pm |WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Dr Julia Beaumont (University of Bradford)
The Child Victims of the Great Famine from Kilkenny Workhouse: new interpretations of childhood death

Monday 05 February 2018 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Ian Brown (Atlas of Hillforts Project, Universities of Oxford/Edinburgh)
Defining hillforts - experiences and reflections in England and Wales

Monday 12 February 2018 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Dr Nicki Whitehouse (University of Plymouth)
Neolithic Ireland: A time and a place for everything

Monday 19 February 2018 | 7pm | WW5 (West Wing 5 - Main Campus)

Sébastien Bully (CNRS Dijon-Auxerre)
St Columbanus' Gaulish Monasteries: Archaeological Research at Annegray and Luxeuil

2016–17 Seminars and Lectures

--2017--

  • 17 January
    Dr Katharina Becker and Dr Ben Gearey: The archaeological landscapes of later prehistory in south-east Ireland
  • 24 January Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Suzi Richer (University of York): Whose time is it anyway? using chronologies in archaeology and palaeoecology
  • 31 January
    Natasia Duhau (PhD candidate): Wild animals and human interactions in prehistoric Ireland
    Caen Harris (PhD candidate): The industrial archaeology of brewing in early modern Ireland
  • 07 February
    Edward Riordain (MPhil candidate): The historiography of ringfort research in Ireland
    Ciarraí O'Sullivan (MPhil candidate): Early medieval settlement landscapes in west Limerick
  • 14 February
    Kevin Kearney (PhD candidate): Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in south-west Ireland
    Susan Lyons (PhD candidate): Wood use and woodland management in medieval Ireland
  • 21 February Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Zofia Stos-Gale (formerly University of Oxford): Lead isotope research and the Moving Metals project
  • 28 February
    Clare O'Sullivan (MPhil candidate): Aspects of rock art conservation in south-west Ireland
    Aoibheann Lambe (MPhil candidate): Rock art of the Iveragh peninsula, Co. Kerry
  • 07 March Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Gabor Thomas (University of Reading): Popular religion and the rhythms of daily practice: investigating ritual deposits on early medieval settlements
  • 14 March
    John Sheehan: Politics and Silver in Viking Age Ireland

--2016--

  • 04 October Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester): Worsley Man - bog bodies, conservation philosophy and display
  • 11 October Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Colin Rynne The archaeology of the Munster estates of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, c.1603–1643
  • 18 October
    Ms Rose Cleary: Recent archaeological investigations at Grange stone circle, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick
  • 25 October Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Ger Dowling (Discovery Programme): Exploring the hidden depths of Tara's hinterland: new hilltop enclosures in the Meath-Dublin region
  • 01 November
    Aurelien Burlot (PhD candidate): Ireland and France in the Third Millennium BC
    Adel Coleman (PhD candidate): Beaker ritual and megalithic tombs in Western Europe
  • 08 November
    Kate Colbert (PhD candidate): Medieval grave slabs in south-east Ireland
    Thomas Talbot (PhD candidate): The earliest church sites in Ireland
  • 15 November Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Kerstin Kowarik (Natural History Museum, Vienna): The Hallstatt salt mines: working processes, economic structure and environment
  • 22 November
    Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin: Landscapes, myth-making and memory: ecclesiastical landholding in early medieval Ireland
  • 29 November Visiting Lecturer
    Professor Jason DeLeon (University of Michigan): Survival, Subterfuge, and Boredom: The Archaeology of Undocumented Migration
2014–15 Seminars and Lectures

--2014-- 

  • 06 October Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Gareth Williams (British Museum): ‘New evidence relating to Viking warfare'
  • 21 October Visiting Lecturer
    Professor Tony Brown (University of Southampton): ‘Recent research on floodplains, alluviation and burnt mounds'
  • 28 October Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Tomas Ó Carragáin: ‘Towards an archaeology of early ecclesiastical estates: a case study of Fir Maige, Co. Cork’
    Michelle Higgins (MPhil): ‘Place-names and early ecclesiastical settlement in Cork’
  • 03 November Visiting Lecturer
    Dr David Griffiths (Oxford University): 'Stormy weather: sand inundation of coastal settlements in Medieval Britain and Ireland'
  • 04 November Visiting Lecturer
    Dr David Griffiths (Oxford University): ‘Viking identities: overcoming the legacy of 'culture-history'’
  • 11 November Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Anna Brindley (Groningen): ‘It only happened once: typochronology and calibration’
  • 18 November Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Katharina Becker: ‘From hillfort to necropolis of craftsmen. Late Bronze Age Rathgall’
  • 24 November
    Dr Michelle Comber (NUI Galway): ‘Early Medieval royalty to Gaelic nobility - Excavations at Caherconnell Cashel, Co. Clare’
  • 25 November Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Michelle Comber (NUI Galway): 'A Burren ringfort landscape, from survey to excavation' 
  • 02 December Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Adel Coleman (PhD): 'Megalithic tombs and Beaker Culture ritual in Western Europe'
    Muireann Ní Cheallacháin (PhD): ‘Promontory forts and coastal erosion in Ireland'
  • 09 December Historic Buildings Research Group
    Barry Crockett (MPhil): 'The history and industrial archaeology of Midleton Distillery’
    Caen Harris (MPhil): 'The history and archaeology of Cork brewing, 1750–1850'

 --2015-- 

  • 13 January Biological Anthropology Research Group
    Dr Jonny Geber (IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow): ‘Child experiences of the Great Irish Famine (1845-52): Bioarchaeological insights on the impact of institutionalization at Kilkenny Union Workhouse’
    Niamh Daly (PhD): '"Til death do us part": A bioarchaeological investigation of female kinship ties in Early Medieval Ireland’
  • 20 January Environmental Archaeology & Viking and Early Medieval Research Groups
    Kevin Kearney (MPhil): ‘Palaecological investigations in the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry’
    Susan Lyons (IRC PhD): ‘Woodland management in medieval Ireland’
    Thomas Talbot (PhD): 'The Earliest Church Sites in Ireland AD 400 – 550: Landscape archaeology and the process of conversion'
  • 26 January Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Alex Gibson (University of Bradford): ‘The Bronze Age Neolithic in Britain: Resurrection or Reinvention?'
  • 27 January Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Alex Gibson (University of Bradford): ‘How to burn an urn - some observations on the technology of Bronze Age sepulchral pottery'
  • 03 February Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Professor William O’Brien: ‘Archaeological excavation at Rathnagree hillfort, 2014’
    James O’Driscoll (PhD): 'The Wicklow hillfort project’
  • 09 February Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Steve Ashby (University of York): ‘Combs in the community: a Viking artefact biography’
  • 10 February Visiting Lecturer
    Dr Steve Ashby (University of York): ‘Antlerworking, towns, and the start of the Viking Age’.
  • 17 February Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Jim Lineen (MPhil): 'Spearheads of the Irish Bronze Age'
    Aurelien Burlot (MPhil): ‘Ireland and France in the Third Millennium BC’
    Robert Dolan (MPhil) : ‘An analysis of barrow cemeteries in Co. Limerick’
  • 24 February Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Richard O’Brien (National Roads Authority): 'Excavating one of Cashel's royal forts, Rathnadrinna 2012–2014'
  • 03 March Visiting Lecturer
    Martin Watts (Consultant Archaeologist, UK): ‘The conservation and restoration of historic mills in the United Kingdom’ 
  • 25 March Visiting Lecturer (Annual School Lecture)
    Prof Kevin Edwards (Aberdeen University): 'People, pollen and the past: the Norse in the North Atlantic'
2013–14 Seminars and Lectures

--2013--

  • 24 September: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Ignacio Montero (CSIC, Madrid): ‘Early copper and silver metallurgy in Spain’
  • 1 October: Viking and Early Medieval  Research Group
    Dr Griffin Murray (IRC fellow; Tralee County museum): ‘The Cross of Cong in its historical, ecclesiastical and political context’.
  • 15 October: Biological Anthropology Research Group
    Dr Jonny Geber (IRC post-doc): ‘Reconstructing realities: exploring the human experience of the Great Irish Famine through bioarchaeology’
  • 22 October: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Jane Kershaw (University College London): ‘Weighted silver as a means of exchange in Scandinavian England’. Followed by a talk that evening on ‘England’s Viking Age: recent contributions from metal detecting’
  • 29 October: Environmental Archaeology
    Dr Ben Gearey: ‘Not quite respectable thoughts…perspectives on “events” and “processes” in the palaeoenvironmental record’
    Susan Lyons (IRC PhD): ‘Case-studies on woodland management in medieval Ireland’
  • 5 November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Henry Chapman: ‘Modelling landscape archaeology and environments and the value of GIS’.
  • 12 November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Robert Johnston (University of Sheffield): ‘Prehistory with puffins: landscape archaeology on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire'.
  • 19 November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Rebecca Boyd ‘Houses and homes: a fresh look at the Vikings in Ireland’
  • 26 November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Professor Gary Lock (University of Oxford): Living with the White Horse: the Hillforts of the Ridgeway Project’. Followed the next day by the Annual School Lecture: ’Humanising Archaeological GIS’ (6.30pm Geography lecture theatre, Wednesday 27th November).

--2014--

  • 14 January: Biological Anthropology Research Group
    Katherine Beatty (PhD): ‘The face in the archaeological imagination’
    Niamh Carty (IRC PhD): The osteoarchaeology of violence in medieval Ireland’
  • 21 January: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Barry Crockett (MPhil): The history and industrial archaeology of Midleton Distillery’
    Derek O’Brien (MPhil): The use of imported stone in medieval Ireland’
  • 28 January: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr Stephen Brighton (University of Maryland): ‘Bridging the Atlantic: material evidence of the Irish experience in Ireland and the United States’
  • 4 February: Biological Anthropology Research Group
    Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin: ‘The Spike Island Archaeological Project’
  • 11 February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Simon Bolger  (MPhil): ‘Coastal promontory forts in the south of Ireland’
    Jim Lineen (MPhil): ‘Spearheads of the Irish Bronze Age’
    Sean Sharpe (MPhil): ‘The Slieve Breagh lithic assemblage’
  • 18 February: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Professor Chris Gerrard (Univertsity of Durham) ‘ An archaeology of water. Understanding medieval and later irrigation in north-east Spain’
  • 25 February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr James Leary (University of Reading) ‘ The Giants of Wessex: monumentalism in third millennium BC Wiltshire’
  • 4 March: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    James O’Driscoll (IRC PhD): The Wicklow hillfort project’
    Professor O’Brien: ‘Prehistoric hillforts in Co. Kilkenny’
  • 11 March: Viking and Early Medieval  Research Group
    Emmet Marron (NUI Galway): ‘Exploring the desertum of Jonas: Recent Archaeological work on the Columbanian Monastery of Annegray (Haute Saône)’.
2012–13 Seminars and Lectures

--2012--

  • 9th  October: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Richard Jennings  ‘Discoveries in the Desert: stones tools and rock-art at Jubbah Oasis, Saudi Arabia’
  • 16th October: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Griffin Murray ‘Clonmacnoise: A Tale of Two Crosiers'
  • 23th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr James Lyttleton ‘The colonial endeavours of the lords Baltimore in Ireland and North America in the seventeenth century’
  • 30th  October: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Kerri Cleary ‘The construction history of Knowth passage tomb, Co. Meath’
  • 6th  November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Ben Gearey: ‘Pollen, peatlands, pointy sticks and policy…recent research in environmental and wetland archaeology’
  • 13th  November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Alan Hawkes: ‘Fulachtaí fia and burnt mound archaeology in Ireland’
  • 20th  November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Elizabeth Twohig ‘Devoted to Archaeology: Canon Professor Patrick Power (1862–1951)’
  • 27th  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Tracy Collins: ‘Medieval nunneries in Ireland’
    Susan Lyons: ‘Wood use and woodland management in Medieval Ireland’
  • 4th December: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr Colin Rynne ‘Late Roman influences on the agrarian economy of early medieval Ireland’

--2013--

  • 15th  January: Viking and Early Medieval and Prehistoric Transitions Research Groups
    Sean Sharpe: ‘The lithic finds from Slieve Breagh, Co. Meath’
    Michelle Higgins: ‘Place-names and early ecclesiastical settlement in Cork’
  • 22nd January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Patrick Gleeson: ‘The archaeology of early medieval Irish kingship’
    Francesca Callaghan: ‘Pagan Viking-Age burial, ritual and cultic practice in Cloghermore cave’.
  • 29th  January: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin: ‘The Moqi Project 2012: Excavation and Survey at an Inca Outpost in Southern Peru
  • 5th  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Marc Van der Linden (University College London): How to become a farmer? New research on the neolithicisation of the western Balkans’
    Preceded on Monday evening, 4th February, at 7pm by a lecture titled:
    ‘Is it worth it? On the scientific impact of development-led archaeology in north-west Europe.’
  • 12th February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Ann Clarke (Edinburgh)‘Stone tools at transition periods: some examples from the Late Mesolithic/ Early Neolithic; Late Neolithic/ Early Bronze Age; and Late Bronze Age/ Early Iron Age of Northern Britain’
  • 19th  February: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dudley Martin: ‘Viking Age stick pins: a study’
    Daniel O’Mahony: ‘A comparative study of the Christianization of the Hiberno-Scandinavian population in Ireland during the Viking Age’.
  • 20th  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Peter Marshall (English Heritage): ‘Chronological modeling: work in progress”.
  • 26th  February: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Professor Eleanor Casella (University of Manchester): 'Been Caught Trafficking': A Sexual Economy of British Imperial Prisons in Nineteenth Century Australia.
  • 5th  March: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Mara Tesorieri: ‘Health in Medieval Ireland and Britain’
    Niamh Carty: ‘Trauma in medieval Irish populations’
  • 12th  March: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Professor O’Brien: “Hillfort chronology in Ireland’
    James O’Driscoll: ‘An archaeological landscape study of hillforts in Co. Wicklow’
  • 19th  March: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Paul Rondelez: ‘Ironworking technology in later Medieval Ireland
    Derek O’Brien: ‘Trade in Medieval Cork from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries’
  • 26th  March: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Niamh Daly: ‘Food for thought: an isotopic assessment of food practices in early medieval Ireland’
    Katherine Beatty: ‘Skin and bones: the face in the archaeological imagination’
2011–12 Seminars and Lectures

--2011-- 

  • 18th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr Colin Rynne: ‘Technological change, technological survival: aspects of technological determinism in the study of medieval technology’
  • 25th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    David Gwyn (Llandudno): ‘The industrial archaeology of the Welsh Slate Industry’
  • 1st  November: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Bernadette McCarthy: ‘Early ecclesiastical settlement in Galway and Mayo’
    Gil Boazman: ‘Christianity and regional landscapes in early medieval Ireland’
    Joe Nunan: ‘The archaeology of the Munster Plantation 1580–1642 AD’
  • 8th  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Tomas Ó Carragáin: ‘Recalling Jerusalem, Recalling Rome:
    The Sacred Topographies of Major Ecclesiastical Sites in Early Medieval Ireland’
  • 15th  November: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Richard Jennings: ‘Southern Iberia as a glacial refuge for the last Neanderthals’
  • 22th  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Tracy Collins: ‘Medieval nunneries in Ireland’
    Karen Moffat: ‘Ogham in Ireland’
  • 29th  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr David Griffiths (University of Oxford): ‘Landscape, burial and identity around the Viking-Age Irish Sea’
    Preceded on the Monday evening 28 November) by a public lecture on  ‘Settlement under the sand: excavation and survey in Birsay and Skaill, Orkney’
  • 6th  December: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Shaun Aherne: ‘Prehistoric ring-ditches in Ireland’
    Alan Hawkes: ‘Fulachtaí fia and burnt mound archaeology in Ireland’

--2012--

  • 10th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Francis Ludlow (Harvard University) ‘Documenting a Millennium of Extreme Weather in Ireland: The Case of the Medieval Irish Annals’.
  • 17th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Cliodhna O’Leary: ‘The early medieval minor cross sculpture of Iniscealtra’
    Michelle Higgins: ‘Place-names and early ecclesiastical settlement in Cork’
  • 24th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Patrick Gleeson: ‘The archaeology of early medieval Irish kingship’
    Francesca Callaghan: ‘Pagan Viking-Age burial, ritual and cultic practice in Cloghermore cave’.
  • 31st  January: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr James Lyttleton: ‘The seventeenth-century manor house in Co. Offaly’
  • 7th  February: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dudley Martin: ‘Viking Age stick pins: a study’
    Daniel O’Mahony: ‘A comparative study of the Christianization of the Hiberno-Scandinavian population in Ireland during the Viking Age’.
  • 14th  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Ella Motherway: ‘Lidar survey in archaeology: the prehistoric landscape of Limerick’
    Carol Dempsey: ‘Identifying prehistoric stone axes sources in Co. Limerick’
    Damien McCarthy: ‘Fields and the evolution of the Irish farmscape’.
  • 21st  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Abigail Ash: ‘Cranial and postcranial morphological variation, activity patterns, behaviour, mobility, diet and demography in early European populations’
    Olivia Cheronet: ‘A geometric morphometrics study of the shaping of European populations’.
  • 28th  February: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Ciaran Brewster: ‘Craniometric analysis of Upper Palaeolithic populations in Europe’
    Katherine Beatty: ‘Skin and bones: the face in the archaeological imagination’
  • 6th  March: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Mara Tesorieri: ‘Health in Medieval Ireland and Britain’
    Niamh Carty: ‘Trauma in medieval Irish populations’
    Niamh Daly: ‘Food for thought: an isotopic assessment of food practices in early medieval Ireland’
  • 13th  March: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Alex Manteiga Brea: ‘Atlantic connections in the Bronze Age: Ireland and Spain’
    William O’Brien: ‘Derrycarhoon: a prehistoric copper mine in south-west Ireland’
    Helle Helsner: ‘Bronze casting in early Ireland’
  • 20th  March: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin: ‘Monks, metal and memory: excavations at Aghmanister, Co Cork’
    Paul Rondelez: ‘Ironworking technology at Aghmanister, Co. Cork’
  • 27th  March: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museum of Scotland): ‘Green Treasures from the Magic mountains: Alpine Neolithic  axeheads as revealed by Projet JADE’
    The same speaker will deliver a lecture at 7pm the previous evening (26th March) on:
    ‘Supernatural power dressing: jewellery and dress accessories, 2500–1500 BC in Ireland and Britain’.
2010–11 Seminars and Lectures

--2010--

  • 12th  October: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Rose Cleary: ‘A Neolithic settlement enclosure at Tullahedy, Co. Tipperary’
  • 19th  October: HistoricBuildings Research Group
    Dr Colin Rynne ‘The origins of water-power in Asia and the Near East: from the first century BC to the seventh century AD’
  • 26th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Bernadette McCarthy: ‘Early ecclesiastical settlement in Galway and Mayo’
    Karen Moffat: ‘The ogham stones of Ireland’
  • 9th  November: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Elena O’Brien: ‘Urbanization, social stratification and housing in industrial Ireland’
    Catherine Desmond: ‘Value conflicts: development control and archaeology’
  • 23rd  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Robin Turk: ‘The archaeology of early modern monastic centres in Ireland’
    Tracy Collins: ‘Medieval nunneries in Ireland’
  • 30th  November: Archaeological Ceramics Research Group
    Peter Looney: ‘Neolithic pottery in north Munster’
    Niamh Curtin: ‘Pottery production and consumption in Ireland, 12th to 16th centuries AD
  • 7th  December: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Professor William O’Brien: ‘Copper mining and the Beaker cultures in Atlantic Europe’

--2011--

  • 11th  January, 2011: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Gil Boazman: ‘Christianity and regional landscapes in early medieval Ireland’
    Patrick Gleeson: ‘The archaeology of early medieval Irish kingship’
  • 18th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Cliodhna O’Leary: ‘The early medieval minor cross sculpture of Iniscealtra’
    Michelle Higgins: ‘Place-names and early ecclesiastical settlement in Cork’
  • 25th  January: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Alex Manteiga Brea: ‘Atlantic connections in the Bronze Age: Ireland and Spain’
    Alan Hawkes: ‘Fulachtaí fia and burnt mound archaeology in Ireland’
  • 1st  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Richard Jennings: ‘Southern Iberia as a glacial refuge for Neanderthal populations’
  • 8th  February: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    John Sheehan ‘Viking Age hoarding’
  • 15th  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Ella Motherway: ‘Lidar survey in archaeology: the prehistoric landscape of Co. Limerick’
    Carol Dempsey: ‘Identifying prehistoric stone axes sources in Co. Limerick’
  • 22nd  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Ron Pinhasi: ‘Neanderthal extinction and the appearance of modern humans- a view from the Caucasus’
  • 1st  March: Historic Buildings and Viking Research Groups
    Maire Geaney: ‘Late medieval carpentry in Ireland’
    Johanna O’Sullivan: ‘Viking glass beads’
  • 15th  March: Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin: ‘Diet and identity in Viking Age Dublin’
  • 22nd  March: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Angela Fitzgerald: ‘Urban landscapes in medieval Cork, AD 1200–1500’
    Paul Rondelez: ‘Ironworking in later medieval Ireland’
  • 29th  March: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Helle Helsner: ‘Bronze casting in early Ireland’
    Shaun Aherne: ‘Prehistoric ring-ditches in Ireland’
  • 19th  April: Early Agriculture and Environmental Archaeology andHistoric Buildings Research Groups
    Orla Power: ‘The archaeology and archaeobotany of medieval corn-drying kilns in Ireland’
    Joe Nunan: ‘The archaeology of the Munster Plantation 1580–1642 AD’
  • 26th  April: Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Research Group
    Linda Lynch: Health and disease in nineteenth-century Ireland
    Ian Magee: ‘Habitual activities in past populations and the estimation of age-of-death’
  • 3rd  May: Prehistoric Transitions and Historic Buildings Research Groups
    Mara Tesorieri: ‘Health in Medieval Ireland and Britain’
    Niamh Carty: ‘Trauma in medieval Irish populations’
  • 10th  May: Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Research Group
    Ciaran Brewster: ‘Craniometric analysis of Upper Palaeolithic populations in Europe’ 
2009–10 Seminars and Lectures

--2009--

  • 13th  October: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Ron Pinhasi: ‘Skull shapes, radiocarbon dates and the spread of farming into Europe’
  • 20th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Robin Turk: ‘The archaeology of early modern monastic centres in Ireland’
    Emma Ryan: ‘Later medieval port walled towns in south-east Munster’
  • 27th  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Dr Colin Rynne: 'Ironworking and the colonial enterprise in early modern Ireland, c. 1593-1640'.
  • 10th  November: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Elena O’Brien: ‘Urbanization, social stratification and housing in industrial Ireland’
    Laura O’Connor: Archaeology and urban development in Munster towns
  • 17th  November: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Bernadette McCarthy: ‘Early ecclesiastical settlement in Galway and Mayo’
    Karen Moffat: ‘The ogham stones of Ireland’
  • 1st  December: Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Research Group
    Linda Lynch: Health and disease in nineteenth-century Ireland
  • 8th  December: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Professor William O’Brien ‘The introduction of tin-bronze metallurgy in Ireland’

--2010--

  • 12th  January, 2010: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Tracy Collins: ‘The place of religious women in the Irish archaeological record’
  • 19th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Marie Therese Barrett: ‘The early medieval church sites of Co. Limerick’
    Cliodhna O’Leary: ‘The early medieval minor cross sculpture of Iniscealtra’
  • 2nd  February: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Dr Tomas Ó Carragáin: ‘The Making Christian Landscapes project: preliminary patterns’
    Gil Boazman: ‘Christianity and regional landscapes in early medieval Ireland’
  • 9th February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Alex Manteiga Brea: ‘Atlantic connections in the Bronze Age: Ireland and Spain’
    Alan Hawkes: ‘Fulachtaí fia and burnt mound archaeology in Ireland’
  • 16th  February: Archaeology of Cork Research Group
    James O’Driscoll: ‘An archaeological remote sensing study of Garranes ringfort’
    Rose Cleary: ‘Archaeological excavations at Garranes ringfort’
  • 23rd  February: Dr Rob Dinnis (University of Sheffield)
    ‘The Aurignacian of northwestern Europe’
  • 2nd  March: Historic Buildings and Viking Research Groups
    Maire Geaney: ‘Late medieval carpentry in Ireland’
    Joe Nunan: ‘The Archaeology of the Munster Plantation, 1580–1642’.
  • 9th  March: Archaeological Ceramics and Biological Anthropology Research Groups
    Niamh Doyle: ‘Pottery production and consumption in Ireland, 12th to 16th centuries AD’
    Mara Tesorieri: The bioarchaeology of health in medieval Ireland
  • 23rd  March: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Angela Buckley: ‘Urban landscapes in medieval Cork, AD 1200–1500’
    Paul Rondelez: ‘Iron Working in later medieval Ireland’
    Catherine Desmond: ‘Value conflicts: development control and archaeology’
  • 30th  March: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Michelle Higgins: ‘Place-names and early ecclesiastical settlement in Cork’
    Patrick Gleeson: ‘The archaeology of early medieval Irish kingship’
    Johanna O’Sullivan: ‘Viking glass beads’
  • 13th  April: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Dr Suzanne Klemm (Prähistorische Kommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna)
    ‘Bronze Age Copper Production in the Eisenerzer Alps, Styria (Austria)’
  • 20th  April: Early Agriculture and Environmental Archaeology Research Group
    Suzanne Smith: ‘Iron Age economy in Ireland in its environmental context’
    Orla Power: ‘The archaeology and archaeobotany of medieval corn-drying kilns in Ireland’
  • 27th  April: Archaeological Ceramics Research Group
    Aine Howell Ingelbach: ‘Orléans-type medieval pottery’
    Peter Looney: Neolithic pottery in north Munster
    Elaine Lynch: Grooved ware in Ireland
  • 4th  May: Prehistoric Transitions and Historic Buildings Research Groups
    Aoife Feen: ‘The prehistoric stone circle complex of Co. Cork’
    Edel Barry: ‘The archaeology of narrow gauge railways in Munster’
  • 11th  May: Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Research Group
    Ciaran Brewster: ‘Craniometric analysis of Upper Palaeolithic populations in Europe’
    Ian Magee: ‘Habitual activities in past populations and the estimation of age-of-death’
  • 18th  May: Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Research Group
    Dr Anna Linderholm: Migration in Prehistory. DNA and Stable isotope analyses of Swedish skeletal material.
2008–09 Seminars and Lectures

--2008--

  • 14th  October: Mr John Sheehan Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    'The Viking settlement of Woodstown and its silver'
  • 21st  October: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Robin Turk: ‘The archaeology of early modern monastic centres in Ireland’
    Catherine Desmond: ‘Value conflicts: development control and archaeology’
  • 28th  October: Professor William O’Brien Archaeology of Cork Research Group
    ‘Knockatreenane and prehistoric ring-barrows in Co. Cork’
  • 4th  November: Dr Ron Pinhasi Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    ‘Palaeolithic occupation in the Rhazdan River Gorge, Armenia’
  • 18th  November: Peter Bray (University of Oxford). Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    ‘Metal circulation in Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland’
  • 25th  November: Ms Hilary Kelleher Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    ‘Excavation of a Neolithic Enclosure and Settlement at Tullahedy, Co. Tipperary’
  • 2nd  December: Dr Colin Rynne Historic Buildings Research Group
    'Technological change, technological choice in early medieval Ireland? The case of the water-mill'
  • 9th  December: Mr Mick Monk Early Agricultural Research Group
    ‘Stories from fragments: reflections on taphonomy and the deposition of non-wood macro-plant remains’

--2009--

  • 13th  January, 2009: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Gil Boazman: ‘Christianity and regional landscapes in early medieval Ireland’
    Tracy Collins: ‘The place of religious women in the Irish archaeological record’
  • 20th January: Dr Joan Rockley Archaeology of Cork Research Group
    ‘Antiquarians and archaeology in nineteenth-century Cork’
  • 27th  January: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Bernadette McCarthy: ‘Early ecclesiastical settlement in selected areas of Galway and Mayo’
    Karen Moffat: ‘The ogham stones of Ireland: a history written in stone’
  • 3rd  February: Dr Tomas O CarragainViking and Early Medieval Research Group
    ‘The architectural setting of baptism in early medieval Ireland’
  • 10th  February: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Alex Manteiga Brea: ‘Atlantic connections in the Bronze Age: Ireland and Spain’
    Mara Vegby: ‘Megalithic tombs of western Europe: Iron Age perceptions of the past’
  • 17th  February: PhD Seminars Biological Anthropology Research Group
    Ciaran Brewster: ‘Craniometric analysis of Upper Palaeolithic populations in Europe’
    Ian Magee: ‘Habitual activities in past populations and the estimation of age-of-death’
  • 24th  February: Dr Barra O Donnabhain Biological Anthropology Research Group
    ‘Performative violence in medieval and post-medieval Ireland’
  • 3rd  March: Historic Buildings and Viking Research Groups
    Maire Geaney: ‘Late medieval carpentry in Ireland’
    Johanna O’Sullivan: ‘Viking glass beads’
  • 10th  March: Historic Buildings and Environmental Archaeology Research Groups
    Jane Hurley: ‘Social archaeology of a demesne landscape in north Cork’
    Suzanne Smith: ‘Iron Age economy in Ireland in its environmental context’
  • 24th  March: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Angela Buckley: ‘Urban landscapes in medieval Cork, AD 1200–1500’
    Lisa Marie Carey: ‘The industrial archaeology of urban bridges in Munster’
    Kieran McEnery: ‘The development and archaeology of medieval bridges in Ireland’
  • 31st  March: Viking and Early Medieval Research Group
    Michelle Higgins: ‘What is in a name? Early ecclesiastical settlement in Co. Cork’
    Marie Therese Barrett: ‘The early medieval church sites of Co. Limerick’
    Cliodhna O’Leary: ‘The early medieval minor cross sculpture of Iniscealtra’
  • 7th April: Archaeological Ceramics Research Group
    Aine Howell Ingelbach: ‘Orleans-type medieval pottery’
    Niamh Doyle: ‘Pottery production and consumption in Ireland, 12th to 16 centuries AD’
  • 14th April: Archaeology of Cork and Historic Buildings Research Groups
    James O’Driscoll: ‘An archaeological remote sensing study of Garranes ringfort’
    Elena O’Brien: ‘Urbanization, social stratification and housing in industrial Ireland’
  • 5th May: Prehistoric Transitions Research Group
    Aoife Feen: ‘The prehistoric stone circle complex of Co. Cork’
    Alan Hawkes: ‘Analysis of burnt mound archaeology from Irish infrastructural projects’
    Andrew Mills: ‘A morphological analysis of hillforts and hill-top enclosures in Munster’
  • 12th May: Historic Buildings Research Group
    Edel Barry: ‘The archaeology of narrow gauge railways in Munster’
    Laura O’Connor: ‘The archaeology of urban development in Munster’
    Emma Ryan: ‘The medieval walled towns of Munster’
Conference Lectures

Katharina Becker

  • Encounters and Transformations in Iron Age Art. With Ian Armit. Encounters and transformations in Iron Age Europe. EAA Istanbul, 12.9.2014.
  • The Late Bronze Age - Iron Age transition in Ireland - the relationship between climatic and demographic collapse at 800 BC. 19th annual meeting, European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 4.-8.8.2013. Co-authored with I. Armit and G. Swindles.
  • Rapid climate change and the end of the Irish Bronze Age. Theoretical archaeology group (TAG) 2012, Liverpool. 17.12.2012 Co-authored with I. Armit and G. Swindles.
  • Transforming identities. Cultural Mobility in the Bronze Age. Aarhus University, Denmark. 7.6.2012.
  • Mobility, climate and culture: re-modelling the Irish Iron Age. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Oslo. With I. Armit and G. Swindles. 14.-18.9.2011.
  • Seminar to the National Roads Authority Ireland, Dublin. 6.8.2011 with I. Armit and G. Swindles.
  • Replacing the Celts. The new Irish Iron Age. Celtic Archaeologies session at the bi-annual international Celtic Congress, Maynooth, Ireland. 1.-5 .8. 2011. Co-authored with I. Armit and G. Swindles.
  • Irish Iron Age identities. Prehistoric Identities Conference, Queen’s University. Belfast. 27.5.2011.
  • Absolute scientific dates and the ‘new’ Irish Iron Age. Irish Archaeological Institute Annual Conference 1.4.2011. Co-authored with I. Armit and G. Swindles.
  • Bronze Age deposition. Context, Content and Contrast. Wetland Conference, University College Dublin. 6.2.2010.
  • Iron Age Tara in context. Tara Symposium, University College Dublin, Dublin. 24.10. 2009.
  • The Introduction of Iron Technology to Ireland. Technologieentwicklung und –transfer in der Eisenzeit. Meeting of the Working Group Iron Age in Hallstatt, Austria 10.-13. 9. 2009.
  • But I still haven’t found what I am looking for. New agendas in Irish Iron. Age research. Interpretierte Eisenzeiten. 14.-16. 11. 2008 Upper  Austrian Museum in Linz.
  • Ritually retrieved? Bronze Age deposition in Irish bogs. WAC-6. World archaeological congress, UCD, 3.7.2008. 

Rose Cleary

  • Cork urban archaeology. ‘Origins of a City. Cork Conference, October 2010.
  • Tullahedy: a Neolithic enclosure in north Munster. (Tullahedy) Conference, Cork, February 2012.
  • Tullahedy excavations. NRA Seminar in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, 2011.

Ben Gearey 

  • Head of the river, source of the sea - Iron Age timber alignments in the Waveney valley, east England; and A place at the table? The ecosystem services framework and peatland archaeology: EAA Helsinki 2012 
  • What do I talk about when I talk about time? TAG 2012, Liverpool
  • Ways of thinking about 'events' and 'processes' in the palaeoenvironmental record: EAA Pilsen 2013
  • Irish peatlands: from palaeohydrology to palaeoclimatology, or to complexity and confusion? IQUA, March 2014, Cork
  • From opprobrium to opportunity: Irish peatland archaeology in the 21st Century: ‘In the Bog’ Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, September 2014
  • Bayesian Approaches to Palaeoenvironmental Chronologies: EAA Istanbul 2014
  • Big Data, Big Stories? Irish Peatland Palaeohydrology and Past Human Activity: AEA Plymouth, October 2014 

William O’Brien

  • Metal supply and social relations in Chalcolithic Ireland. Prehistoric Society conference on British Chalcolithic, Bournemouth. April 2008.
  • Hillforts and Bronze Age warfare in southern Ireland. Bronze Age Forum, University of Sheffield. November 2008.
  • Knockatreenane and the prehistoric barrows of Co. Cork. Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland annual conference. November 2009.
  • Copper axes, stone axes. Mining, production and exchange networks in the Chalcolithic of Atlantic Europe. HIMAT mining history conference, University of Innsbruck, Austria. November 2009.
  • The introduction of tin bronze to Ireland. CISC conference, Madrid. November 2009.
  • Celts, Romans and the Indigenous Late Bronze Age/Iron Age of South-west Ireland. Conference ‘Rethinking the Bronze Age and the Arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe’. University of Oxford. July 2010.
  • Beakers and early copper mining in Atlantic Europe, 2500–2000 BC. Conference on Settlement and Mining Exploration in atlantic Europe, University of Braga, Portugal. December 2010.
  • The hidden Iron Age of Southern Ireland. Conference on the Iron Age, Dept. of Continuing Education,. University of Oxford. December 2011.
  • Atlantic metals and interactions in the Chalcolithic and earliest Bronze Age. Europa Conference. The Prehistoric Society, University of Durham. May 2011.
  • Hillforts, warfare and soceity in Bronze Age Ireland. Europa Conference. The Prehistoric Society, University of Durham. June 2012.

Tomas O Carragain

  • ‘Críchad an Chaoilli and the Early Churches of Fir Máige’  Fir Maige – Fermoy From Gaelic kingdom to Anglo - Norman lordship, Conference 02 May 2014
  • Is there an archaeology of lay people at early monasteries in Ireland and Scotland?’ Lecture sponsored by La Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) / Bourgogne Conseil Régional, Vézelay (Yonne), Au seuil du cloître: la presence des laics entre le Ve et le XIIe siècle Colloque,28 June 2013.
  • The saints of Corcu Duibne: archaeology, history, landscapes’ St Brendan International Conference, Tralee, 15 May 2013.
  • Ecclesiastical and secular settlements in early medieval Ireland: distributions, densities, interactions’ University of Wales, Bangor, Converting the Isles Colloquium, 22 March, 2013.
  • ‘Ireland in a Roman World: Overview’, Ireland in a Roman World: LIARI Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 21 October 2012.
  • Making Christian Landscapes: A Case Study of Fir Maige, Co. Cork’, University College Cork, Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe Conference, 22 September 2012.
  • The view from the shore: perceiving island monasteries in early medieval Ireland.’ Lecture sponsored by the University of Zagreb International Research Centre for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages (IRCLAMA), Osor, Croatia. Island Monasticism in Early Medieval Europe Conference, 26 May 2012.
  • The church in early medieval Ireland: changing perceptions.’ Invited lecture sponsored by Saint Louis University at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA, 22 March 2012.
  • Architecture, Ritual and Reform around the time of Ráith Bressail’ Crisis and Recovery: Church and Society in Twelfth Century Ireland Conference, University College Cork, 12 November 2011
  • The Making Christian Landscapes Project’ Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme Conference, Helen Roe Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries, September 2011
  • Recalling Jerusalem, Recalling Rome: the sacred topographies of major ecclesiastical sites in early medieval Ireland Keynote Lecture of the Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages conference, Trinity College Dublin, 27 May 2011.
  • Architecture, Ritual and Reform around the time of Ráith Bressail’ Re-envisioning Raith Bressail, 1111-2011’ UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute and School of Music Symposium, 15 February 2011
  •  ‘Civitates and Pastoral Centres in Ireland, 950-1150’ University of Oxford, Buildings for Worship in Britain and Ireland, c.950-1150 Conference, 08 January 2011.
  • New insights on settlement patterns from the Making Christian Landscapes project’, Early Medieval Settlements in North West Europe, AD 4001100, International Conference, University College Dublin, 26‐28, November 2010
  • ‘Insular Monasticism and Royal Patronage in the Glen of Aherlow: Survey and Excavations at Toureen Peakaun’ The Early Church in Ireland in the Light of Recent Excavations, Royal Society of Antiquaries, 12th November 2010.
  • Making Christian Landscapes in Corcu Duibne’ Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Conference, Dingle, Co. Kerry, 08 May 2010
  • More Scottorum: ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland from the 5th to the 10th century’ University of Oxford, Buildings for Worship in Britain and Ireland, c.300-950 Conference, 09 January, 2010.
  • New insights on burial patterns from the Making Christian Landscapes project’ Mapping Death Conference, Heritage Council / Discovery Programme / UCD Conference, Helen Roe Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries, November 2009
  • Making Christian Landscapes in Ireland’ University of Wales, Bangor: Early Medieval Wales in Context, Early Medieval Wales Archaeology Research Group, 25th Anniversary Colloquium, The Archaeology of Early Medieval Wales in Context, 25 April, 2009
  • Patterns of Patronage: Pre-Romanesque Churches in the Dioceses of Limerick, Killaloe and Kilfenora’ British Archaeological Association Conference, University of Limerick, 28 June 2008

Dr Barra O Donnabhain

  • The Development of the Contextual Analysis of Human Remains in Ireland, Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, March 2008
  • Contributor to Fryxell Award Forum, Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, March 2011
  • About Face: a ‘careless’ burial from Knowth, Ireland, Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, March 2012
  • Americans Abroad: Providing Meaningful Archaeological and Cultural Experiences in an English-Speaking Destination, Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, April 2013.

Colin Rynne

  • The British naval base and victualling yard on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour, Ireland, c. 1816-1900. A new archaeological perspective on Ireland’s ‘coloniality’. Crossing paths or sharing paths? Future directions in the study of post -1550 Britain and Ireland. University of Leicester, 5 April 2008.
  • Archaeological perspectives on industrialising Ireland, Archaeology and industry, Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland, Dublin 23 August 2008.
  • Water-power and the milling of cereals in Ireland, from the earliest times to industrialisation’, Agricultural History Society annual conference, Wexford, 19 June 2009.
  • Agriculture and incipient industrialisation in the Cork harbour area, c. 1700-1830', Group for the Study of Irish Historical Settlement All Hallows, Dublin, 31 October 2009.
  • Richard Boyle as a colonial entrepreneur and the development of plantation-period industrial landscapes in south Munster, c. 1600-1640', Ten year's on, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Conference, 22 February 2010 Belfast.
  • The development of industrial archaeology in Ireland, future prospects, ICOMOS, Industrial Heritage and Society, 13 June 2010.
  • The industrial archaeology of Cork city, c, 1750-1930, Panel for Historic Engineering Works Conference, University College Cork, 25 August 2010.
  • The archaeology of water power in early medieval Ireland and Britain, Water-power in the classical and medieval worlds, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford 26 February 2011
  • The industrial archaeology of the south Munster region, Association for Industrial Archaeology Conference, University College Cork, 26 August 2011.
  • Identity and allegiance in the British naval communities of Cork harbour, c. 1760-1938', Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Conference, Wexford, 3 February 2012.
  • Some perspectives on likely Romano-British influences on early medieval agriculture in Ireland', Space and Settlement Conference, TCD, 1 June 2012.
  • Malt and brewing in early medieval Ireland, Agricultural History Society annual conference, Kilkenny, 15 June 2012.
  • Water-power in Irish mining, c. 1700-1900, Metal links conference, Bunmahon, 31 August 2012.
  • The archaeology of industry in seventeenth-century Ireland, The archaeology of seventeenth-century Ireland, Mallow Castle, 24 October 2012.
  • The archaeology of Richard Boyle's estates, c. 1603-43, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Conference, Derry, 23 February.
  • The milling of cereals in Gaelic and Anglo-Norman Ireland, c. 1200-1500: a conflict between feudal monopolies and private milling, technological versus cultural choice, Becoming and Belonging, Identity and Cultural Practice in Ireland 1200-1500, Enniskillen, 11 October 2013.
  • Industrial archaeology in Ireland: an overview, The forgotten state of industry? Irish industrial landscapes and heritage in a global context, Glendalough, 19October 2013.
  • Watermills in medieval Ireland. Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland, Dublin, 10 March 2014.
  • The archaeology of Richard Boyle’s Munster Estates in Ireland, c, 1601-1643. Renaissance Society of America, New York, 28 March 2014.
  • The archaeology of water-power in early medieval Ireland, c. AD 600-1100. Newcomen Society, Science Museum London, 9 April 2014.

John Sheehan

  • Skúvoy and its sculpture’, The Gøta Seminar 2008: Gøtu-Tróndr and the Faeryingasaga, Faroe Islands, 15th July 2008.
  • Viking or pre-Viking?: early Christianisation in the Faroes’, The Hvalsey Conference, Quqortoq, Greenland, September 16th 2008.
  • Hiberno-Scandinavian silver and the Huxley hoard’, Vikings in the North-West Conference, Liverpool, 22nd November 2008.
  • The hack-silver phenomenon in Viking Age Ireland’, Silver Economies and Society in Scandinavia, University of Aarhus, Denmark, December 6th 2008.
  • ‘Politics and wealth in Viking Age Ireland’, XVIth International Viking Congress, Rekjavik, Iceland, August 15th 2009.
  • The silver from Woodstown and its implications’, Woodstown and Waterford: their place in the Viking World, Waterford, 26th March 2010.
  • ‘Viking Age silver: trade and exchange’, Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages: the final frontier, Trinity College Dublin, 29th May 2010.
  • Dicuil, Navigatio and the Faroes: an archaeological perspective’, Vikings and Celts in South-east Iceland, Hofn, Iceland, 3rd October 2010.
  • Caherlehillan, Co. Kerry: the conceptual template of an ecclesiastical site’, The Early Church in Ireland, Royal Society of Antiquaries, 12th November 2010.
  • Interdisciplinarity and Viking Age Studies’, Viking studies in Britain and Ireland: British Midlands Viking Conference, Dublin, 29th April 2011.
  • Annagassen: silver and longphuirt’, Raiders, Traders & Innovators Conference, Dundalk, 22nd October 2011.
  • The Navigatio in the context of the Faroe Islands’, Saint Brendan International Conference, Tralee, 18th May 2013.
  • Scoto-Scandinavian ring-money’, XVIIth International Viking Conference, Lervik, Shetland Islands, August 10th 2013
Invited University Lectures/Seminars

Katharina Becker 

  • The Irish comparator. Iron Age Britain and Celtic Diasporas. Population continuity, and movements into, out of and around Great Britain, c.800 BC-AD400: an academic workshop, University of Leicester, 15-16 November 2014
  • The invisible archaeology of the Irish Iron Age. Invited lecture. Le visible et l'invisible. Les lacunes du registre archéologique protohistorique ancien (âge du Bronze-Ier âge du Fer). Workshop Université Bordeaux Montaigne 4.12. 2013.
  • Token explanations. The interpretation of cremation burial in Later Prehistoric Ireland. UCD Evening Seminar Series 10.10.2013.
  • After the Celts. Invited lecture, Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences. University of Bradford.
  • Celtic art. Trinity College, Dublin, MA programme. 10.10.2011.
  • Irish Celtic Art. Trinity College, Dublin. 15.10.2010.
  • The invisible Iron Age. Cambridge University Seminar Series, invited lecture. 22.2.2010.
  • Irish Celtic Art. Trinity College, Dublin. 14.10.2009. 

Rose Cleary

  • The built heritage of Lough Gur. School of Architecture, University of Limerick seminar and field trip for 4th Year students. October 2013.

Ben Gearey

  • From Site to Landscape: correlating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records and Workshop: an introduction to landscape and archaeological palynology: QUB, Belfast, Cultivating Societies Conference and Workshop,2009
  • Down By the River: excavations of prehistoric timber alignments in the Waveney Valley, east England: University of Cambridge, Prehistoric Society, October 2011
  • Aspects of Peatland Archaeology in Britain and Ireland: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, December 2014

 William O’Brien

  • The archaeology of prehistoric Ireland’ A series of lectures sponsored by the Department of Historical Studies (Kristiansen, Kristian), Gothenburg, Sweden, 06-09 April, 2011
  • Hillfort chronology in Ireland. Talk to Hillfort Atlas Project, Department of Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. June 2013.
  • Why Roscommon matters: exploring the origins of hilllforts in Ireland. Archaeological Society, National University of Ireland, Galway. March 2014.

 Dr Tomas O Carragain

  • Rethinking the Archaeology of the Early Irish Church’ Rethinking the Early Irish Church, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Dublin, 05 October, 2013
  • Early Irish monasteries as potential models for Annegray’ Lecture sponsored by National University of Ireland, Galway and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Luxeuil, Franche-Comté, 08 August 2013
  • Recalling Jerusalem, Recalling Rome: the sacred topographies of major ecclesiastical sites in early medieval Ireland’ The Cambridge Group for Irish Studies, University of Cambridge, 14 May 2013
  • Recalling Jerusalem, Recalling Rome: the sacred topographies of major ecclesiastical sites in early medieval Ireland Department of Anthropology and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies sponsored lecture, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, 29 November 2011
  • The archaeology of medieval Ireland’ A series of lectures sponsored by the Department of Historical Studies (Kristiansen, Kristian), Gothenburg, Sweden, 06-09 April, 2011
  • Rethinking Insular Sculpture Colloquium’ Invited Contribution, University of Oxford, 19 March, 2011.

Dr Barra O Donnabhain

  • Archaeology and the Celts: a troubled past, Hunt Museum, Limerick November 2009
  • Brutality and Spectacle: performative violence in medieval and early modern Ireland, UCD Dept of Archaeology, March 2011
  • Bodies and Souls: Performative Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland, SEFS public lectures series, February 2012
  • You Are What You Eat: Diet and Identity in Viking Dublin, Dublinia lunchtime lecture series, October 2012

Colin Rynne

  • Technological change/technological choice? The case of the water-mill in early medieval Ireland. Department of Archaeology, QUB, Belfast.  10 February 2009.

John Sheehan

  • Ireland: Viking studies’, Viking and Norse Materiality in the North Atlantic:  Developing New Approaches and Integrating Research Frameworks, ESF SCH Exploratory Workshop, Birmingham University, November 30th 2010.
  • An archaeological perspective’, Genes of Gallgoídil AHRC Workshop, Nottingham, 2010.
  • ‘Viking hoards and hoarding: some issues’, Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin, 12th April 2012
Lectures to Professional Bodies and Local/National Societies

Katharina Becker

  • New perspectives on the Irish Iron Age: the impact of NRA development on our understanding of later prehistory. With Ian Armit, Graeme Swindles. Stories of Ireland’s past. NRA Archaeology Research seminar. 28.8.2014
  • After the Celts. Re-defining the Irish Iron Age. Hunt Museum, Limerick. 11.11.2009.

Rose Cleary

  • Burncourt Castle Excavations. Galty-Vee Valley Historical Society, 2010
  • Survey Work in Lough Gur. Lough Gur Historical Society, 2011.
  • Ballysheehan medieval graveyard. Galty-Vee Valley Historical Society, 2011
  • Archaeology of Gas pipelines Old Athlone Society, 2012.
  • Burncourt Castle Excavations, Old Cashel Society 2012.
  • EirGrid Projects and Archaeology, Rush Historical Society, 2012.
  • My own Place – the evolution of the local landscape. Galty-Vee Valley Historical
  • Society 2012.
  • Excavations at Grange Stone Circle, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, Archaeology
  • Committee RIA, November 2012.
  • The archaeology of Lough Gur. Irish Quaternary Association. September 2014.

Ben Gearey

  • From opprobrium to opportunity: reflections on Irish peatland archaeology. NUI Galway Archaeology Society, October 2013
  • Down By the River in Beccles BC: Beccles Museum and Waveney Valley Archaeology Group, Suffolk, April 2014
  • The Archaeology of Hidden Landscapes: Recent work and thought on Hatfield Moors and other Peatlands: Talk to the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership, Thorne, east England, October 2014

William O’Brien

  • Clashanimud hill fort and the prehistory of Cork. Innishannon Historical Society. March 2008.
  • Clashanimud hill fort and the prehistory of Cork. Cumann Senchas Bandon. March 2008.
  • Iverni: the late prehistoric settlement landscape of south-west Ireland. Ulster Archaeological Society, Queens University, Belfast. September 2008.
  • Iron Age ‘Lulls”? Regional farming pattersn in late prehistoric Ireland. Frank Mitchell Memorial Lecture. Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin. October 2008.
  • The prehistory of Mitchelstown and surrounding district. Mitchelstown Historical Society. November 2008.
  • Hillforts and Bronze Age warfare in Cork. Mallow Field Club. January 2009.
  • Early farming in the Beara Peninsula. Eigse Sheain Ui Shuilleabhain, Tuosist, Co. Kerry. April, 2009.
  • Prehistoric barrows in Co. Cork. Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. January 2010.
  • Hillforts and Bronze Age warfare in southern Ireland. Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Killarney. February 2010.
  • Prehistoric Farming in the Beara Peninsula. Beara Historical Society, Castletownbere, February 2010.
  • Hillforts and Bronze Age warfare in southern Ireland. Laois Archaeological and Historical Society, Portlaoise. February 2010.
  • Prehistoric settlement landscapes in the Beara Peninsula. Irish Quaternary Association, Castletownbere, September 2011.
  • Excavations at Clashanimud hillfort. Royal Irish Academy seminar, October 2010.
  • Hillforts and Bronze Age warfare in Cork. Skibbereen Field Club. November 2010.
  • Are we a ‘Celtic People’ Some thoughts on the origins of the Irish. Cork Genealogy Society. February, 2012.
  • Clashanimud hill fort and the prehistory of Cork. Ballygarvan Historical Society. October 2012.
  • Prehistoric Cork and the outside world. Sumer School, Rosscarbery, June 2013.

Dr Tomas O Carragain

  • ‘Survey and Excavations at Toureen Peakaun: Insular Monasticism and Royal Patronage in the Glen of Aherlow’ UCD Archaeology Society, 30 October 2014.
  • ‘Toureen Peakaun: Insular Monasticism and Royal Patronage in the Glen of Aherlow’ Cashel Heritage Lecture Series, 08 July 2014.
  • The Eucharist in Early Medieval Ireland: Archaeological & Architectural Evidence (c. AD 400-1150)’ The Eucharist in the Irish Christian Tradition Lecture Series, Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick, February 2012
  • Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Making Christian Landscapes Project Experience’ Historic Landscape Characterisation Colloquium, Heritage Council / Heritage Officers Network, Portlaoise Civic Offices, 15 June 2011
  • Patterns of Patronage: Early Medieval Churches and Round Towers in the Limerick Region’ Limerick’s Built Heritage Lecture Series 2011, Limerick County Council, Adare, Co. Limerick, 01 February 2011
  • No Monastery is an Island: The Place of Skellig Michael in the Landscape of Early Medieval Iveragh’ Éigse na Brídeoige Conference, Community Centre, The Glen, Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry, 02 February, 2009
  • Rebuilding the City of Angels: Muirchertach Ua Briain and Glendalough, c.1096-1111’ Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Lecture, April 2009
  • Rebuilding the City of Angels: Muirchertach Ua Briain and Glendalough, c.1096-1111’ Glendalough Heritage Centre, Co. Wicklow, 15 July 2008

Dr Barra O Donnabhain

  • The Villain’s Dire Disgrace?  Skull collection and display in Viking Age and Medieval Dublin, Waterford Historical Society, January 2008

Colin Rynne

  • The industrial archaeology of the Blackwater Valley, Mallow Field Club, 15 January 2008.
  • Industrial heritage and museums, Irish Museum’s Association Annual Conference, Wexford, 21 June 2008.
  • Cork city railways, c. 1845-1932: an archaeology, Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland conference, Dundalk, 23 August 2008.
  • The archaeology of Cork harbour, Cobh Historical Society, 26 November 2008.
  • The archaeology of water-power in early medieval Ireland, Ulster Archaeological Society, Belfast, 9 February 2009.
  • Provisioning the fleet: Haulbowline Island and the British navy, Cobh Historical Society, 25 February 2009.
  • The Cork Butter Market, 1769-1924, Charleville Historical Society, 27 September 2009.
  • Cork city breweries, c. 1650-1930, Heritage Week Lecture, Cork City Library, 27 October 2009.
  • The industrial archaeology of county Limerick, Thomond Historical Society, 22 October 2010.
  • The archaeology of dairying in Munster, c.1700-1900, Blackpool Historical Society, 31 March 2010.
  • The port of Cork and the provisions trade, 1700-1830, Cork Harbour Summer School, 8 June 2012.
  • Engineering and industry in 19th-century Ireland, The Newcomen Society, Ennis, 2 July 2012.
  • The archaeology of mills and milling in county Cork, Kilmurray Historical Society, 8 November 2012.
  • The mills of county Limerick, Limerick County Council, Built Heritage Conservation lecture series, County Hall, Limerick, 26 February 2013.
  • The archaeology of the west Cork flax industry, c.1735-1900, Dunmanway Historical Association, 1 June 2013.
  • Barley, malt and porter: the development of Beamish and Crawford’s Porter Brewery in the 19th century, Heritage Week lecture, Cork City Library, 17 August 2013.
  • The development of industrial archaeology in Ireland, Joint Committee for industrial heritage, Archaeological Survey of Northern Ireland seminar, 11 September 2013.
  • Monard Spade Mills. Blarney Historical Society 1 May 2014.

John Sheehan

  • Petty, Kenmare and Ballinskelligs’, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group, Kenmare, 23rd February 2008.
  • ‘A Peacock’s Tale: the Caherlehillian excavations’, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, March 27th 2008.
  • ‘St Brendan, Brandon and the Faroe Islands’, Dingle Peninsula Heritage Group, Ballyferriter, June 27th 2008.
  • Viking archaeology and Kerry’, Kerry County Museum, January 2010.
  • The identity of Iveragh’, Culture Night 2010, Waterville, September 24th 2010.
  • Kilmacomma and other finds of Viking silver from Tipperary’, Tipperary County Museum, November 4th 2010.
  • Excavations at Ballinskelligs castle’, Eigse na Brídeoige 2011, Waterville, February 5th 2011.
  • Viking hoards and North Munster’, Thomond Society, Limerick, March 7th 2011.
  • Ireland and the Vikings: contrasting identities’, Daniel Corkery Summer School, July 14th 2011, Inchigeelagh.
  • ‘Vikings: frontiers and contacts’, Eigse Sheáin Uí Shúilleabháin 2012, Tousist, April 13th 2012.
  • Viking Age silver hoards from Cork’, Kilmurry Historical Society, 2012.
  • The early ecclesiastical site at Caherlehillan’, Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, April 9th 2013.
  • The archaeology of the MacCarthys’, The Iveragh McCarthy Gathering, Ballinskelligs, 2013
Making Christian Landscapes: 
Conversion and Consolidation in Early Medieval Europe

Society for Church Archaeology Annual Conference
Archaeology Department, University College Cork, 21-23 September, 2012

Chief Organizers: Tomás Ó Carragáin (UCC) and Sam Turner (Newcastle University)

Landscapes across Europe were transformed, both physically and conceptually, as a result of the conversion to Christianity and the development of ecclesiastical structures during the early medieval period. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to illuminate this process through case studies of particular landscapes. Speakers will consider a range of settlement and ritual/burial sites as well as territorial divisions and routeways in order to explore where and how people chose, or were obliged, to live, worship and be buried and how this changed over time. Some papers will focus on the initial process of conversion while others will also consider changes in the nature of people's relationships with ecclesiastical sites and structures over the course of the period.

The conference forms part of the Making Christian Landscapes Project (funded by the Heritage Council through the INSTAR programme) and is the 2012 annual conference of the Society for Church Archaeology. It is organised by the Archaeology Department, University College Cork, the School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle, and the Society for Church Archaeology.


Friday 21 September 2012

Day-long fieldtrip to Ring of Kerry


Saturday 22 September 2012

Registration

Session 1: Plenary
Chair: Tomás Ó Carragáin, University College Cork

  • Welcome
  • Elisabeth Zadaro-Rio CNRS-University of Tours
    The fabric of parish boundaries: evidence from Touraine
  • Questions / Discussion

Tea/Coffee

Session 2: Ireland
Chair: Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide, University of Bergen

  • Tomás Ó Carragáin, University College Cork
    Landscape change and Christianisation in early medieval Ireland
  • Gill Boazman, University College Cork
    Christianity and the formation of territorial identities: regional landscape studies from Ireland
  • Paul MacCotter, University College Cork
    Reconstructing early Irish ecclesiastical estates: methodology and case studies
  • Edel Bhreathnach, University College Dublin
    Guardians of the holy landscape in early Ireland - druids, bishops and the dead
  • Questions/Discussion

Light Lunch – Staff Dining Room

Session 3: Spain and Crete
Chair: Richard Morris, University of Huddersfield

  • Julio Escalona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
    Local churches and church location in early medieval Castile: a debate
  • José Carlos Sánchez Pardo, University of Santiago de Compostela
    Varying dynamics of Christianisation in the early medieval landscapes of Galicia (5th-9th centuries)
  • Amanda Kelly, Department of Classics, NUI Galway
    Roman architectural legacies within the Early Christian landscape of Crete
  • Questions/Discussion

Tea/Coffee

Session 4: Wales and Scotland
Chair: Thomas Pickles, University of York

  • Nancy Edwards, University of Wales, Bangor
    Christian landscapes in early medieval Wales
  • Adrián Maldonado, University of Glasgow
    Death and the formation of Early Christian Scotland
  • Derek Alexander, National Trust for Scotland, Glasgow
    Across Christian seascapes: Early Christian landscapes along the west coast of Scotland
  • Questions / Discussion

Conference Dinner – The River Lee Hotel, Western Road


Sunday 23 September 2012

Session 5: Plenary
Chair: Nancy Edwards, University of Wales, Bangor

  • Richard Morris, University of Huddersfield
    Calvary by Rosedale Chimney? Lastingham and its context in the 7th and 8th century
  • Questions / Discussion

Tea/Coffee

Session 6: England and France
Chair: Julio Escalona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid

  • Thomas Pickles, University of York
    Straenaeshalh (Whitby), its satellite churches and estates
  • Sam Turner and Chris Fowler, Newcastle University
    Parcels and possession, petrification and permanence: the conversion of social relations through the technologies of Christianity in 7th-century England
  • Elisabeth Lorans, University of Rouen
    Funerary patterns in towns in France and England between the 4th and the 10th century: a comparative approach
  • Questions / Discussion

Light Lunch – Staff Dining Room

Session 7: Germany and Scandinavia
Chair: Sam Turner, Newcastle University

  • John Henry Clay, University of Durham
    From conversion to consolidation in eighth-century Hessia
  • Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide, University of Bergen
    Introducing Christianity to a challenging environment: the example of Norway
  • Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir, University of Reykjavík
    The Early Christian landscapes of Iceland
  • Questions / Final Discussion
Landscapes of Assembly:
The Óenach in Early Medieval Ireland

Archaeology Department, University College Cork, 24-25 March 2012

Chief Organizer: Patrick Gleeson, PhD Candidate (Archaeology)

The early Irish óenach was the most prominent of all assembly practices  in early medieval Ireland. Although usually translated in modern terms as ‘fair/market’, the original meaning of Óenach primarily signified a political assembly of a kingdom or territory. It was on these occasions, when the inhabitants of a territory came together, normally in a landscape of poltical, historical and sacro-religious import, that the actual business of various scales of community and kingdom was played out. We know, for instance, that an Óenach was an assembly convened by a king, possibly on royal land (mruig ríg),which held legal and judicial functions, such that, it is at major Óenaige that cáin (laws) were promulgated by early irish provincial kings over their subjects from the 8th century AD onwards. The Óenach represents an institution that is central to understanding the powers of kings in early medieval Ireland, and moroever, how civil society actually worked. This conference will examine the nature and archaeological manifestation of assembly practices in Ireland, alongside the role of the Óenach in early Irish society.


Saturday 24th March 2012

Session One 11:00-1:00 – The Nature of the Early Irish Óenach

  • Alexandra Bergholm (Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki)
    'Assemblies and funeral games: re-reading the literary evidence'
  • Kevin Murray (UCC Dept. of Early and Medieval Irish)
    'Óenach in the early documentary sources’
  • Cathy Swift (Mary I, UL)
    'Meeting with the Taxing Master: Renders and Recitations at an Irish óenach'.

Session Two 2:00-4:00 – The Archaeology of Landscapes of Assembly

  • James O'Driscoll (UCC Dept. of Archaeology)
    'Garranes Ringfort: An early medieval minor royal site in Munster'
  • Roseanne Schot (NUIG Dept. of Archaeology)
    'River deep, mountain high: transcending boundaries in the assembly landscape of Uisneach'
  • Ger Dowling (The Discovery Programme)
    ‘Archaeological investigations at the 'royal' enclosure of Ráith Airthir, Teltown’

Session Three 4:30-6:30 – Compare and Contrast: Patterns of Assembly

  • Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel
    ‘Places of Power: the view from abroad’
  • Patrick Gleeson (UCC Dept. of Archaeology)
    ‘Kingship and Óenaige: comparative perspectives on patterns of assembly and landscapes of governance’
  • Paul MacCotter (UCC Dept. of History)
    ‘Óenach sites: the onomastic evidence’

Sunday March 25th

Session 4 – Interpreting Burial and Assembly

  • Enda O Flaherty (NUIG Dept. of Archaeology)
    ‘Archaeological Watermarks: Turlough floodplains as communal spaces and places of assembly’
  • Niamh Carty (UCC Dept. of Archaeology)
    'Osteological Evidence for Interpersonal Violence at Assembly Sites'
  • Stephen Harrison (School of History TCD)
    'The Thing about Mottes - the dead, the living and the Dublin assembly'

Session 5 – Óenach: Locations and Patterns

  • Brian Lacey (The Discovery Programme)
    'Ráith Maige Oenaig in Donegal'
  • Terry O'Hagan (UCD Dept. of Archaeology)
    'Óenaige by any other name: Popular assembly sites in Tírechán's Collectanea'

Session 6 – The Politics of Assembly

  • Denis Casey (Dept. of ASNC, University of Cambridge)
    'Eleventh-Century Leinster politics in the dindshenchas of Óenach Carmain'
  • Edel Bhreathnach (UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute)
    'The Revival of an óenach: a political policy in early Ireland?'
Tullahedy and Neolithic Settlement in North Munster

Department of Archaeology, University College Cork: 24–25th February, 2012
Chief Organizer: Rose Cleary (Archaeology)

A weekend conference to consider the results of recent UCC excavations at the Neolithic enclosure and settlement site of Tullahedy, Nenagh, north Tipperary.


Friday 24th February

  • Rose Cleary (UCC)
    ‘Tullahedy: a Neolithic settlement in north Munster’
  • Launch of the Tullahedy monograph by Professor Alasdair Whittle.

Saturday 25th February

Tullahedy and Neolithic settlement in Ireland

  • Kerri Cleary
    ‘A hidden Neolithic landscape in North Tipperary’
  • Rick Schulting
    ‘The dating of Tullahedy and Neolithic enclosures’
  • Gabriel Cooney
    ‘Irish stone axes: an overview’
  • Meriel McClatchie
    ‘Tullahedy and Neolithic agriculture in Ireland’
  • Jessica Smyth
    ‘Neolithic settlement in Ireland – Tullahedy in context’

Monumentality in Neolithic Munster

  • Richard O’Brien
    ‘In the cradle of the River Suir – the Neolithic of South Tipperary’
  • Jacinta Kiely
    ‘Neolithic landscapes in North Cork’
  • Ann Lynch
    ‘Poulnabrone portal tomb: towards an interpretation’
  • Carleton Jones
    ‘Parknabinna –an atypical court tomb’

Closing lecture

  • Alasdair Whittle
    ‘Time gathered: enclosures and the Neolithic of central and ‘western Europe’

This conference was open to the public, and members of local societies are particularly welcome. There is no charge for admission. No booking required.

Department of Archaeology, UCC
Centenary Public Conference

Origins of a City: The Archaeology of Viking and Medieval Cork
4th–25th April, 2009


Friday

  • Professor Pat Wallace ‘The Vikings and archaeological definitions of our first towns’

Saturday

  • Rose Cleary
    ‘Cork city urban archaeology and University College Cork’
  • Maurice Hurley
    ‘Viking and Medieval archaeology of Cork city in context’

Recent Excavations in Viking and Medieval Cork

  • Hilary Kelleher
    ‘Recent excavations at South Main Street’
  • Moira Ní Loinsigh and Deborah Sutton 
    ‘Excavations at South Main Street’
  • Anthony Beese
    ‘Cork on slob’

Viking and Medieval Cork: Life and Society

  • Clare McCutcheon
    ‘Pottery from Medieval Cork’
  • Elizabeth Heckett
    ‘Textiles from Medieval Cork’
  • Meriel McClatchie
    ‘Food in medieval Cork: evidence from plant remains’

Protecting the Past

  • Catherine Desmond
    ‘Legal protection of the urban past in Cork city’
  • Ciara Brett
    ‘Cork City Council and the changing face of Cork’
  • Patrick Wallace
    Closing remarks

Venue: Lecture theatre Boole 4, UCC Library; Admission free.

Department of Archaeology 1909–2009
CENTENARY LECTURE PROGRAMME

To mark the centenary of the establishment of te Department of Archaeology, the public, academic staff and students of UCC were invited to attend a programme of lectures and events on various dates in 2009. The evening talk series were delivered by leading international archaeologists on a range of topics connected to the research interests of the Department. A public conference on the origins of Cork city was held in April, which reviewed research on the Viking and medieval walled town. The Centenary Programme also featured a photographic exhibition on archaeological excavations conducted by UCC over the past century.

  • Professor Klavs Randsborg (University of Copenhagen)
    'Kings’s Jelling: Denmark’s Imperial Centre'.
    19th February, 2009. 7pm. Boole lecture theatre 4
  • Professor Andrew Fleming (University of Lampeter)
    ‘From Wildwood to Pasture in Early Britain’
    19th March. 7pm Boole lecture theatre 4
  • Centenary public conference
    Viking and Medieval Cork: the Origins of a City
    24-25th April (details above)
  • Professor Kristian Kristiansen (University of Gothenberg)
    ‘1200 BC and the Big Turmoil’
    11th June. 7pm, Boole lecture theatre 4
  • Professor Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford)
    ‘Celts from the West’
    22nd October. Boole lecture theatre 4
    Later that evening – Launch of photographic exhibition:
    ‘Digging up the Past: UCC and archaeological excavation, 1909–2009
    Venue: Boole Library foyer
  • Professor Jane Buikstra (Arizona State University)
    ‘Tuberculosis: The Plague Continues’
    12th November. Boole lecture theatre 4
  • Professor Marilyn Palmer (University of Leicester)
    ‘The Role of Archaeology in the Study of Industrialization’
    10th December, 2009. Boole lecture theatre 4
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