IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1212: When Cultures Collide: Conflict and Interaction in Medieval Ireland

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:The Discovery Programme, Dublin
Organiser:Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Moderator/Chair:Brian Lacey, The Discovery Programme, Dublin
Paper 1212-aPottery as Evidence for Interaction and Trade in Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Michael Potterton, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade
Paper 1212-bNatives and Newcomers in the Medieval Dublin Region
(Language: English)
Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1212-cMedieval Roscommon: Cultures in Conflict
(Language: English)
Brian Shanahan, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Rory McNeary, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies

Offered as a contribution to the ‘Clash of Cultures’ theme, these papers consider intercultural engagements in Medieval Ireland from both archaeological and historical perspectives. Documentary evidence will be used to consider the ethnic mix of settlers in the rural region of medieval Dublin while analysis of pottery distribution will highlight patterns of interaction and exchange in the same area. A study of monuments and settlement in the Roscommon O’Conor lordship concludes the session and provides an illuminating example of Gaelic resistance, accomodation and cultural interaction on the frontier of the Anglo-Norman lordship of Ireland.