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Linda Shine, Trinity College, Dublin.


Linda obtained a BA in history and archaeology and an MA in archaeology from N.U.I, Galway and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Linda received a fellowship from N.U.I, Galway for the completion of her masters degree and an IRCHSS fellowship for her PhD research. The title of her PhD thesis was: Later Medieval Cross-cultural Interactions: The Settlement Evidence in the Baronies of Overk, County Kilkenny and Clanmahon, County Cavan. She has been employed as an archaeologist in the National Monuments Service, as an Assistant Keeper in the Irish Antiquities Division of National Museum of Ireland, as a Research Associate in the University of Ulster, as a commercial archaeologist and most recently is working in the field of heritage tourism. Her research is concentrated in the high and late medieval periods and her research interests include landscape archaeology, the combination of archaeological and historical evidence, ethnicity and cross-cultural interactions.


Research Interests

Historical Archaeology - Landscape Archaeology - Medieval Archaeology - Medieval History - Medieval Studies - Anglo-Norman Sources - Gaelic Sources - Historical Geography - Ethnicity - Cross-cultural Interactions.


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Selected Publications

Shine, L. (2004) The Manor of Earlstown, County Kilkenny: An Inter-disciplinary Approach, In: Lyttleton, J. and O’Keeffe, T. (eds.), The Manor in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 56-62.

Shine, L. (2003) The Cantred of Erley: A Case Study of Manorial Organisation, Old Kilkenny Review, 55, 11-25.