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The 23rd Medieval Dublin Symposium: Dublin Festival of History 2022

Saturday, 8 October 2022, 9:30am – 5pm

The 23rd Medieval Dublin Symposium: Dublin Festival of History 2022

The 23rd Medieval Dublin symposium is presented as part of the Dublin Festival of History, and will showcase new research in the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin. The symposium is organised by the Department of History and the Friends of Medieval Dublin, with support from the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

The purpose of the annual Medieval Dublin symposium is to provide a way through which specialists, amateurs, historians, archaeologists, teachers, students, 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.

All welcome!
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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

See for further details.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Making Ireland
Event Category: Conferences, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Researchers, Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Professor Seán Duffy

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