22nd Irish Conference of Medievalists, 26–29 June 2008

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Kimberley Thounhurst (Cork) “Seldom-seen and lesser-known” cross sculpture of Tipperary and Waterford: context, function and distribution of the neglected minor carvings

Brian Hodkinson (Limerick) Hlymrek and the Old Norse origins of Limerick

Catherine Swift (Limerick) St Columbanus and an Irish solution to the French problem of Easter

Diarmuid Ó Riain (Dublin) An Irish contribution to the Austrian Romanesque–the impact of the Viennese Schottenkirche on the local architectural tradition

Jenifer Ní Ghradaigh (Cork) Drawing in ashes; creating/consecrating an early Irish church

Pádraic Moran (Cambridge) The cult of St Féíchín in Connemara

David Woods (Cork) St Columba, Silnán and the “male bovine”

Paul Gosling (Galway) St. Brigid and the Sick–some topographical evidence from the West of Ireland

Joseph Flahive (Cork) Ó Cleirigh’s Treatment of his Sources

Colmán Etchingham (Maynooth) Two notes on Vikings

D. Blair Gibson (Los Angeles) Celtic democracy: appreciating the role played by alliances and elections in Celtic political systems

Máirín Mac Carron (Cork) Bede, Patrick and the Virgin Martyrs: a study of female sanctity in the early Insular Church

Nicholas Evans (Glasgow) The Strathearn environs and Royal Forteviot Project: the historical context and potential European significance of a Scottish royal centre and its hinterland

Katja Ritari (Helsinki) Good and bad deaths and the posthumous destinies of souls in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae

Michael Gibbons (Clifden) The impact of World Heritage Status on Skellig Michael: authenticity versus visualisation

Áine Foley (Dublin) Royal manors in the Dublin hinterland

Dianne Hall (Melbourne) “Discomfited and outdone: women’s violence in late medieval Ireland

Colmán Etchingham (Maynooth) Anti-nativism and related matters: the heiress in Irish law and a witness from 5th C BC Crete

Sarah Thomas (Glasgow) The most attractive church in the Hebrides? The late medieval church and parish of Kilchoman on Islay

Emer Purcell (Cork) St Michan: Danish, Welsh or Irish?

Anna Matheson (Cambridge) Do Druthaib 7 Meraib 7 Dásachtaibh: a composite tract?

Tomás O’Sullivan (St Louis) In nomine Dei summi: a collection of Hiberno-Latin sermons?

Patrick Wadden (Oxford) The 684 attack on Brega and its impact on Irish perceptions of the English

Robert Lee (Manchester) Pictish symbols–are they symbols or language?

Stuart Rutten (Manchester) Old Irish ‘casal’ and Middle English ‘chesible’ in the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing–can Celtic and English co-exist?

Olga Karkishchenko (Moscow) Anglo-Norman borrowings into the Irish language

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

20th Irish Conference of Medievalists, 22–24 June 2006

St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

Edel Bhreathnach The world of medieval Irish learning: the evidence of glossaries and manuscripts

Harriet Thomsett Scélaigecht in medieval Ireland: an assessment of the literary evidence

Thomas McErlean Monastic estates and the twelfth-century reform

Diarmuid Ó Riain An Irish Jerusalem in Bavaria: the monastery of the Holy Cross and Holy Sepulchre

Michael Gibbons The problem of the Scots: the nature and extent of “Irish” settlement in Britain

John Bradley The Hospital of St Mary Magdalen, Kilkenny, at the close of the middle ages

Daniel Tietsch-Tyler Historical reconstruction: a useful tool for the archaeologist, architect and historian?

Judyta Szacillo Vita Sancti Aedi and its historical context

Colmán Etchingham Two short notes on Vikings

Kelly Fitzgerald Echtra Chonaill Gulbain, a man forgotten by his land: an analysis of literary influence on the oral tradition

Deirdre McAlister Early medieval childhoods: methodology, theory and evidence

Charles Smith Papal taxation in medieval Ireland

Freya Verstraten Portraits of lordship: images of 13th- and 14th-century Gaelic Irish rulers

Catherine Swift St Brigit’s nuns: French, African, Turkish or Irish?

Colin Veach ‘An ingenious act of little recourse’: Henry II’s grant of Meath to Hugh de Lacy

Peter Crooks The ‘Ricardian Vision’ revisited: Richard II and Ireland, 1394-1399

David Woods Gildas, Aetius and Patrick

Patrick McCafferty Comets in Irish mythology: finding facts in fantasy fiction?

Melanie Madox Early Irish law and the Irish ciuitas

Grigori Bondarenko Fintan mac Bóchna: Irish synthetic history revisited

Rosemary Power Faith, theft and fraud: a view of Norse-Hebridean contacts in the early 13th century

Alex Woolf Found in translation: Caw Prydyn and Caustantyn king of Alba

Ian Beuermann Man in focus: Henry II and Ireland

Paul McCotter Cantred and tríocha cét: one and the same?

Nicholas Evans The calculation of Columba’s arrival in Britain in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History and the Pictish king-list

Colmán Etchingham The history of Viking Limerick

Brian Lacey Fahan and Carndonagh: two cross-slabs, three Áeds and four clerics

Aideen O’Leary Druidic genealogy: Mog Ruith and his descendants in medieval Munster

Marcus Bale The etymology of the name of the festival of Beltaine

Bridgette Slavin Druídecht, cumachta and éle: references to magic in Early Irish texts

19th Irish Conference of Medievalists, 23–25 June 2005

St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

Cóilín Ó Drisceoil Recent work on St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny

John Bradley The layout of St John’s Augustinian Priory, Kilkenny, at the close of the Middle Ages

Peter Davey Manx ringforts: British or Irish?

Niamh Whitfield Finery in fact and fiction: an archaeologist looks at descriptions of clothing and accessories in the early Irish tale Tocmarc Becfola

Harriet Thomsett Re-assessing the poem of the Caillech Bérre

Melanie Madox The paradigm of ciuitas in early Irish sources

Michael Gibbons The Viking longphort at Linn Duachaill: its location and likely nature

Paula Geraghty Conservation and museums

Geraldine Parsons Acallam na Senórach, Dinnshenchas Érenn and dinnshenchas

Stuart Rutten Displacement and replacement: the Comrac Fir Diad within and without Táin Bó Cúailgne

Riita Latvio On the semantics of nemed

James Fraser Cumméne Find and the Convention at Druimm Cete

Roy Flechner Bishop Dagán and the Gregorian mission

Katja Ritari The representation of virtues in the earliest Lives of Brigit

Joseph Flahive Manannán and the bards

Graham Isaac The interpretation of the “Pictish” inscriptions: one step forward and two steps back

Donnchadh Ó Corráin The Council of Cashel, or how the Irish bishops gave up

Thomas Charles-Edwards Submission to an Irish over-king c. 700-1210: continuity and change

Nicholas Evans The chronology of Irish and Scottish history, 431-730

Laura Peelen Vita theorica and vita actualis: indication of Irish origin?

Jürgen Ziedler Further thoughts on the origins of ogam

Catherine Swift Towns and troublemakers: what do we do with Woodstown?

Michael Brennan Searching for symmetry in the Ardagh Brooch

Robert Stevick An Irish high cross and a La Tène bronze disc

Ian Beuermann Dublin, Argyle and Man: the Irish Sea triangle in the 1150s and 1160s

Alex Woolf Two kingdoms or one? Northumbria and the Uí Ímair imperium

Simon Taylor Kirkness and the Rock of the Hibernians: a toponymic tale from 11th-century Fife

Ann Buckley Music for the liturgical veneration of Irish saints: the current state of research

Pamela O’Neill When onomastics met archaeology: a tale of two Hinbas

Brian Lacey The battle of Cúl Dreimne: a wholly speculative re-interpretation

Colmán Etchingham Clann Cholmáin propaganda in Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib?

Fiona Edmonds Early medieval connections between Whithorn, the Solway region and Ireland