21st Irish Conference of Medievalists, 28–30 June 2007

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Anthony Harvey (Dublin) From full-text data-base to electronic lexicon and beyond: the role of computers in the Dictionary of Celtic Latin project

Elod Nemerkenyi (Budapest) Hiberno-Latin in medieval Hungary

Paul Cottar (Cork) The origins of the baile

John Soderberg (Minneapolis) Monastic towns twenty years on–implications of the new graveyard faunal assemblage from Clonmacnoise for urbanism in early medieval Ireland

Alexandra Bergholm (Helsinki) Meanings of madness: themes in the scholarly reception of Buile Shuibhne

Patricia Ronan (St Gall) “As to the weather…” on the use of climactic features in early Irish narrative

John L. Murphy (Long Beach) Horslips and Counter-cultural medievalism in Irish music of the 1970s

Stephen Walker (New York) Master models and mold making for early medieval chip carving in fine metalwork

Colleen Thomas (Dublin) Paul and Anthony on the Irish high crosses: a desert lineage

Niamh Whitfield (London) Reflections on the Steeple Bumstead boss

Donnchadh Ó Corráin (Cork) Retrospect and prospects: Medieval Studies in Ireland

Graham Isaac (Galway) Rule for Palatal Consonants in Old Irish

Áine Foley (Dublin) Royal manors in Dublin hinterland

Joseph Flahive (Cork) The O’Clery Leabhar Gábhala

Clare Stancliffe (Durham) Cummian, synods and the beginnings of the Easter controversy in Ireland

Kimberly LoPrete (Galway) Women, gender and power in France (eleventh to thirteenth centuries)

Celia Scott (Melbourne) Giant eels and naked thieves–humour in the vitae of early Irish female saints

Alex Woolf (St Andrews) The kingdom of Ireland in the early middle ages–past, present and future

Lenore Fischer (Limerick) The portrayal of Brian Boru in Irish literary tradition

Simon Taylor (Glasgow) Nevay, Newtyle and Newtibber–fragments of a super-Neimheadh by Meigle in Scotland

Kay Muhr (Belfast) Women and Northern Irish placenames

Laura Pachtner (Munich) The Irish in early medieval Bavaria–facts and fiction in popular tradition and scientific theory

Desmond O’Toole (Maynooth) Uraicecht na Ríar–legal/literary nodes and numbers

Bridgette Slavin (Sydney) Magic versus miracle in early Irish hagiography

Clodagh Downey (Dublin) Sruth Segsa ocus sruith éicse–Cúán ua Lothcháin and the Boyne

Herman Clerinx (Hasselt) The non-Celtic origins of Halloween

Mick Gibbons (Clifton) The neglected majority–unenclosed settlement in western and south-western Ireland in the Early Christian period

Fergus Cannan (London) The myth of naked men: the use and development of armour in the Irish Sea World

Robert Lee (Manchester) Comparative information analysis as a tool and its application to the Inscribed Stones of Ireland and Britain

James G. Schryver (Minnesota) Irish medieval studies as a field of study: a view from the Mediterranean

Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh (Cork) Unmasking Christ? Reinterpreting the Hiberno-Romanesque portal

Griffin Murray (Cork) Crosses and enclosures–the archaeology of Turlough O’Connor’s ecclesiastical patronage

Laura Peelen (Utrecht) Divina sapientia: divine wisdom in early Irish exegesis

Jonathan Wooding (Lampeter) Pergrinatio in the seventh-century vitae of Saint Patrick

Sven Meeder (Cambridge) The composition and reception of the Liber ex Moysi

David Woods (Cork) St Patrick and the ‘Sun’ (Conf. 20).

John Collis (Sheffield) Celtoscepticism–is it important?

Catherine Swift (Limerick) Celtoscepticism–a Celt’s skeptical reply