ICM Delegates Invited to Book Launch

The ICM is delighted to announce that conference delegates are invited to the launch of Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland in Honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin. The launch will be taking place between 6:15pm – 8pm in the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street. In order to enable delegates to attend we have updated the Programme of the 29th ICM.

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Early Bird Registration Closed

Early Bird registration is now closed for the 29th ICM. Online registration will continue until June 30th, after which a late registration fee will apply. For further details please visit this page.

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29th ICM Conference Programme

The Programme of the 29th ICM is now available. Thanks to all our speakers for contributing such interesting papers. Thanks, also, to our sponsors: UCD Seed Funding, UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, Carlow County Museum and Wexford County Council.

The file will be updated to take into account any changes to the programme.

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Registration open for 29th ICM

Online registration is now available for the 29th ICM. A special discount of over 20% is being offered on the registration fee for delegates who sign up by June 1st. The fee will be €40, with a student/pensioner/unwaged rate of €20. The registration fee will cover refreshments as well as the ICM receptions.

Booking can also be made for the conference dinner. This year it will be held on July 2nd in The Vintage Kitchen, which is located in the heart of the city centre, on Poolbeg Street, near Trinity College. It is easily accessible from UCD via public transport. Booking is recommended as places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. The €45 fee covers a three course dinner as well as a generous wine allocation.

We have reserved rooms for delegates who wish to use UCD Campus Accommodation. This is located only a few minutes from the ICM venue. However, the number of reserved rooms is limited so we would advise delegates to book early. Rooms are all wifi-enabled and en suite. They cost €59 per night.

Please click here and follow instructions for online booking options.


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29th ICM: Draft Speaker List and Abstracts

The draft list of speakers for the 29th ICM is now available to download, along with their abstracts. This will be updated to reflect any changes to the programme in advance of the conference. We would like to thank all our speakers whose varieties of interests make this the most diverse ICM yet.

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29th ICM Announces Plenary Speaker

The 29th ICM is delighted to announce the plenary speaker for this year’s conference. Dr Rob Meens (Universiteit Utrecht) will be giving the keynote paper, which is entitled ‘Columbanus and the Practice of Penance in Early Medieval Europe’. Given that this year is the 1400th anniversary of the death of Columbanus, this is especially appropriate.

Dr Meens is a distinguished scholar with many publications. He is particularly noted for his work on penance and the penitentials but has also published on a variety of topics related to canon law and the practice of preaching. His ground-breaking monograph, Penance in the Middle Ages, 600-1200 (Cambridge 2014), appeared recently. It is with great pleasure that we welcome him to the 29th ICM.

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Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for Best Graduate Paper at the ICM

Last year the ICM inaugurated the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for the best graduate paper submitted to, and delivered at, the ICM. Emma Anderson (Glasgow/ Edinburgh) was our very first winner. Her paper on early music was a conference highlight.

We are pleased to announce the prize again this year, with the continued support of the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute. The award, worth €100, will be announced at the end of the conference. In addition, we have teamed up with Peritia, the journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, and the winning paper will be offered the chance of publication in the journal.

Papers must be submitted for consideration by June 15th. Further information is available by following this link.

Alternatively, you can download the terms and conditions here.

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