29th ICM Conference Programme

The Programme of the 29th ICM is now available. Thanks to all our speakers for contributing such interesting papers. Thanks, also, to our sponsors: UCD Seed Funding, UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, Carlow County Museum and Wexford County Council.

The file will be updated to take into account any changes to the programme.

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Registration open for 29th ICM

Online registration is now available for the 29th ICM. A special discount of over 20% is being offered on the registration fee for delegates who sign up by June 1st. The fee will be €40, with a student/pensioner/unwaged rate of €20. The registration fee will cover refreshments as well as the ICM receptions.

Booking can also be made for the conference dinner. This year it will be held on July 2nd in The Vintage Kitchen, which is located in the heart of the city centre, on Poolbeg Street, near Trinity College. It is easily accessible from UCD via public transport. Booking is recommended as places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. The €45 fee covers a three course dinner as well as a generous wine allocation.

We have reserved rooms for delegates who wish to use UCD Campus Accommodation. This is located only a few minutes from the ICM venue. However, the number of reserved rooms is limited so we would advise delegates to book early. Rooms are all wifi-enabled and en suite. They cost €59 per night.

Please click here and follow instructions for online booking options.


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29th ICM: Draft Speaker List and Abstracts

The draft list of speakers for the 29th ICM is now available to download, along with their abstracts. This will be updated to reflect any changes to the programme in advance of the conference. We would like to thank all our speakers whose varieties of interests make this the most diverse ICM yet.

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29th ICM Announces Plenary Speaker

The 29th ICM is delighted to announce the plenary speaker for this year’s conference. Dr Rob Meens (Universiteit Utrecht) will be giving the keynote paper, which is entitled ‘Columbanus and the Practice of Penance in Early Medieval Europe’. Given that this year is the 1400th anniversary of the death of Columbanus, this is especially appropriate.

Dr Meens is a distinguished scholar with many publications. He is particularly noted for his work on penance and the penitentials but has also published on a variety of topics related to canon law and the practice of preaching. His ground-breaking monograph, Penance in the Middle Ages, 600-1200 (Cambridge 2014), appeared recently. It is with great pleasure that we welcome him to the 29th ICM.

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Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for Best Graduate Paper at the ICM

Last year the ICM inaugurated the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for the best graduate paper submitted to, and delivered at, the ICM. Emma Anderson (Glasgow/ Edinburgh) was our very first winner. Her paper on early music was a conference highlight.

We are pleased to announce the prize again this year, with the continued support of the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute. The award, worth €100, will be announced at the end of the conference. In addition, we have teamed up with Peritia, the journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, and the winning paper will be offered the chance of publication in the journal.

Papers must be submitted for consideration by June 15th. Further information is available by following this link.

Alternatively, you can download the terms and conditions here.

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29th Irish Conference of Medievalists: Call for Panels & Papers

The 29th ICM will take place in University College Dublin, 1st – 3rd July 2015.

The Irish Conference of Medievalists is an interdisciplinary forum which welcomes papers on all aspects of Irish and European medieval culture, including archaeology, music, history, art history, folklore, language and literature. We also welcome papers which explore Ireland in its wider international context. Following last year’s very successful panel session we encourage speakers to organise themed panels, consisting of three papers and a nominated chair.

Submission of Panels

The ICM welcomes the submission of panels. Each panel should explore a particular theme. Individual speakers will provide papers of no more than 20 minutes. The panel may nominate a chairperson. The ICM committee will provide a chair if one is not nominated. Each panel will have a 90 minute time slot. The form can be downloaded below:

ICM Panel Submission Form 2015

Please note that the submission of individual papers should form part of the Panel Application.

Submission of Papers

Proposals are invited for papers of 20 minutes duration. Successful applications will be placed in general panels consisting of three speakers and a chair nominated by the ICM committee. Each general panel will have a 90 minute time slot. The form can be downloaded below:

ICM Paper Submission Form 2015

Submission Deadline

The deadline for the submission of panels and papers is April 20th 2015. The committee will review all submissions and inform applicants of their decisions by the beginning of May.


Forms, as well as all queries related to the ICM, should be directed to the ICM Committee, whose email is ICM2015@ucd.ie

Details regarding registration, accommodation and other aspects of the conference will follow shortly.


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