We are delighted to announce that the second plenary lecture at the 2016 Irish Conference of Medievalists will be given by Professor Brendan Smith, professor of medieval history at the University of Bristol. Professor Smith is the editor of the forthcoming medieval volume of the Cambridge History of Ireland and he will speak about the conceptual underpinnings of that project. The title of his lecture is ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland volume 1, 600-1550: Why?’. Professor Smith’s lecture is generously sponsored by the Maynooth University School of Celtic Studies.
We are delighted to announce that one of the plenary lectures at the 2016 Irish Conference of Medievalists will be given by Professor Elisheva Baumgarten, Yitzhak Becker Professor of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The title of her lecture will be: ‘“Like Adam and Eve, Like Abraham and Sarah”: Biblical Models and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Christian Europe’. Professor Baumgarten is a noted expert in medieval Jewish history, gender history, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her lecture is generously sponsored by Irish Theological Quarterly.
The 30th Irish Conference of Medievalists will take place in Maynooth (Co. Kildare) on 30th June – 2nd July 2016. The 30th ICM is organised by Maynooth University in association with St Patrick’s College Maynooth. The call for papers and details about plenary lectures will follow soon.