Medieval Dublin Symposium

The 19th Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium
Saturday 20th May, 2017.

As usual, the symposium will take place in the Robert Emmet Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, starting at 9.30 am.

Attending the conference is free and no pre-booking is required but do put the date in your diary!


09.30 Registration and opening remarks –  Seán Duffy

09.40 Without the Newgate and onto a shelf? Rediscovery of skulls from the site of the hospital of St John the Baptist, Thomas Street – Joseph Harbison

10. 30 The Baptist’s heads: osteobiographies of nine crania from the site of St John’s hospital, Thomas Street – René Gapert

11.10  TEA & COFFEE

11.30 Dublin in its twelfth-century Irish context (aka “It’s the  economy stupid”) – Denis Casey

12.10  Two parallel ditches of possible early medieval/medieval date located to the rear of nos 19–22 Aungier Street – Jon Stirland

12.50  LUNCH

14.00 The Latin annals of medieval Dublin: puzzles solved and puzzles remaining – Bernadette Williams

14.40  Can’t pay, won’t pay: taxation and resistance in fifteenth-century Dublin – Brian Coleman

15.20  TEA & COFFEE

15. 40 Brogues and shoes: footwear styles in late medieval Dublin–the evidence from Chancery Lane – John Nicholl

16.20 Viking penguins and other unexpected outcomes from the ‘Battle of   Clontarf’ website project – Sparky Booker & Caoimhe Whelan

Admission is free and no advanced booking or registration required  – All Welcome!