23rd Irish Conference of Medievalists, 27–30 June 2009

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Tracy Collins (Cork & Limerick) Medieval nunneries in the Irish archaeological record

Máirín Mac Carron (Cork) Columbanus, Brunhild and the question of illegitimacy

Lenore Fischer (Los Angeles) Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh–compiled or composed?

Joseph Flahive (Cork) L’alphabet runique–an insular display script

Dmitry Nikolaev (Moscow) Fintan mac Bochra and Norna-Gest: an age-old storyteller in Irish and Icelandic traditions

Catherine Swift (Limerick): Geinnti for Duiblinn beos: a royalist interpretation of early entries on Viking activity in Ireland

Fran O’Reilly (Dublin): St Brigit and the dog

Edel Bhreatnach (Dublin) Bendictines in early twelfth-century Ireland: a brief reflection

Diarmuid Ó Riain (Dublin) Pomp and process: secular and ceremonial uses of the Irish Benedictine churches in medieval Germany

Tatyana Mihailova (Moscow) How the Amra Coluim Cille was found again

Stephen Walker (New York) Moulding the Stem of the Ardagh Chalice

Robert Stevick (Washington) Designing St Patrick’s Bell Shrine panels

Mark Stansbury (Galway) Some thoughts on the origins of Insular script

Ciaran Parker (Cavan) Gaelic lordships in Uriel and Meath 1300-1500

Ann-Marie Long (Dublin) Ari’s Íslendingabók: early vernacular writing and Icelandic identity

Emer Purcell (Cork) The first generation 795-836: Viking raids and Viking bases?

Alex Woolf (St Andrews) Ecgfrith of Northumbria’s raid on Brega reconsidered

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (Galway) The native school house in late medieval and early modern Ireland

David Woods (Cork) Gildas and the Mystery Cloud of 536

Robyn Neville (Atlanta) Perceived chastity and the dynamics of shame: unveiling the trope of the pregnant religious body in early medieval hagiography

Patricia Hanna (Limerick) Queen Victoria and the Book of Kells: some interesting highlights of her visit to the library at Trinity College Dublin

Tomas O’Sullivan (St Louis) Poor lonely Luke: in search of the fourth four-symbols page in the Book of Kells

Mick Gibbons (Cliffden) In the lands of the Conmaicne Mara–the Dog Sons of the sea

Patrick McCafferty (Queens) Wrathful raths and fairy thorns–why are people afraid of ring-forts?