ICM 2014

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?