Friends of Medieval Dublin – 18th Medieval Dublin Symposium 2016

Saturday 21st May will see the 18th Medieval Dublin Symposium of the Friends of Medieval Dublin take place is the Robert Emmett Theatre (room 2037) at Trinity College Dublin.

Of particular interest is a lecture given by Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel looking at new discoveries on Christ Church Cathedral. As well as this there will also be lectures by Sheila Dooley, curator of Dublinia (the Viking and Medieval Museum situated in the former Synod Hall across the Bridge), on the history of St. Michael’s Church, one of Christ Church’s three prebendal churches as well as Theresa O’Byrne on the self-promotion of the Anglo-Irish literary scribe.

All lectures are free to attend and no advance registration or booking is required.

09.30 Registration and opening remarks Seán Duffy

09.40 The archaeology of medieval James’s Street, Dublin Antoine Giacometti

10. 20 The le Brun family: piety and patronage in AngloNorman Dublin Áine Foley

11.00 Tea and Coffee

11.30 “I Yonge Scripsit”: self-promotion, professional networking, and the Anglo-Irish literary scribe Theresa O’Byrne

12.10 Ecclesiastical patronage and politics in Viking-Age Rathdown Gill Boazman

14.00 A reconsideration of the origins of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin Dagmar Ó Riain Raedel

14.40 “The Mortimer has taken great pains to save and keep the peace”: crown, city and community during the Bruce Invasion Paul Dryburgh

15.20 Tea and Coffee

15. 40 The lost medieval church of St Michael, Dublin Sheila Dooley

16.20 Introduction to the Dublin City and County Archaeology GIS Project: a new resource for medieval Dublin Ruth Johnson


18th FMD Symposium Poster 2016 version FINAL




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