ICM Venue & Conference Progamme

The ICM is being held in the Newman Building on the Belfield campus. All the lecture rooms are within a short walking distance of each other. Campus maps are available at http://www.ucd.ie/maps/. Information on travelling to UCD is available at http://www.ucd.ie/gettingtoucd.htm.

Registration will take place in K115. Delegates who have already registered online will be able to pick up their conference packs there as well. This room will also serve as the general ICM information point.

Members of the ICM team will be available here at all times during the conference. Updates and any changes to the programme will be announced on the screen in K115.

The ICM is hosting a book fair (as well as providing various publisher discounts as part of the delegate conference packs). The publishers’ stands can be found in the UCD Common Room, which will be open to delegates throughout the day.

The ICM programme can be downloaded from our programme page.

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28th ICM Draft Programme and Abstracts

The draft programme of the 28th ICM, along with abstracts for the individual papers, can now be downloaded. This will be updated to reflect any changes to the programme in advance of the conference.

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28th ICM: Draft List of Panels and Papers

The 28th ICM promises to be the biggest and most diverse conference yet. The draft list of speakers includes 80 papers on topics ranging across the entire span of the Middle Ages. The interdisciplinary tradition of the ICM is reinforced with papers concerned with archaeology, art history, literature, history, anthropology and linguistics.

You can download our exciting 28th ICM draft list of papers and panels here.

Early Bird Registration is now closed. Online registration, at the normal rate, can be found here.

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Registration now open for the 28th ICM

Online registration is now available for the 28th ICM. A special 20% discount is being offered on the registration fee for delegates who sign on before May 2nd. The fee will be €40, with a student 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 Fallon and Byrne, which is located in the heart of the city centre, just off Grafton Street. There is a discount for early registration. Booking is recommended as places will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

The Glendalough excursion is also available for booking at a special early rate. Reserving a seat is recommended as places are limited. The Marsh’s Library excursion does not require pre-booking. A standard €3 will be charged upon entrance to the library. Both excursions will take place on the morning of July 3rd.

Please click here and follow instructions for online booking options

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Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for Best Graduate Paper at the ICM

The ICM is delighted to announce that the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize will be awarded for the best graduate paper delivered at the conference. The award, worth €100, will be presented at the reception following the plenary session. The committee would like to thank the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for sponsoring the prize.

For terms and conditions, see Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize.

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28th ICM Announces Excursions

The 28th ICM committee is delighted to announce that we will be offering delegates a choice of excursions. These are scheduled for the morning of July 3rd.


Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, is one of the most impressive early Irish ecclesiastical sites. Situated in a glaciated valley it offers the visitor a chance to explore a variety of medieval buildings within a beautiful setting. It is situated only an hour from Dublin. The ICM will arrange for a bus to collect delegates and bring them to and from the site, as well as providing a guided tour. More details to follow.

Marsh’s Library

Built in the early eighteenth century, Marsh’s is Dublin’s oldest public library. It is located near the centre of the city, just behind St Patrick’s Cathedral. Remarkably, the building continues to be used for its original purpose. Very much a product of the Enlightenment, the library contains a unique collection of manuscripts and early printed books. The ICM is delighted to offer delegates the chance to view the highlights of the manuscript collection, including a recently discovered cache of fragments found within bindings and endpapers. More details to follow.

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28th ICM Announces Plenary Speakers

The 28th ICM committee is delighted to announce our  plenary speakers. Professor Howard Clarke and Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh will address the conference in a special plenary session that will explore the material reality of Viking Dublin, counterpointed with the mythologisation of Brian Boru.

Howard Clarke is professor emeritus of medieval socio-economic history at University College Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. His Viking-related work includes Ireland and Scandinavia in the early Viking Age, edited jointly with Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Raghnall Ó Floinn (1998), together with articles on Viking-Age Dublin, other towns, warfare and the question of christianization. Currently he is preparing with Ruth Johnson an edited collection entitled Before and after the battle of Clontarf: the Vikings in Ireland and Beyond.

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is the Reader in Celtic at ASNC, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College. She has published widely on a variety of topics concerned with medieval Irish literature and culture. Her book publications include  Ireland and Scandinavia in the early Viking Age, edited jointly with Howard Clarke and Raghnall Ó Floinn (1998). She is the author of Brian Boru: Ireland’s Greatest King?


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