IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1122: The City in Medieval Ireland: Concept and Reality, II

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Group for the Study of Irish Historical Settlement
Organiser:Linda Doran, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Anngret Simms, School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, University College Dublin
Paper 1122-aConstructing an Atlas: New Ross, A Case Study
(Language: English)
Linda Doran, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Local History, Maritime and Naval Studies, Social History
Paper 1122-bMedieval Dublin: Changing Cultural and Political Horizons
(Language: English)
Howard B. Clarke, Royal Irish Academy / University College Dublin
Index terms: Architecture - General, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 1122-cMapping an Irish Medieval City
(Language: English)
Eamonn McEneaney, Waterford Museum of Treasures, Waterford City Council
Index terms: Architecture - General, Daily Life, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History

The papers offered in these two sessions explore different aspects of the urban experience in medieval Ireland. The papers encompass both archaeological and historical research and include case studies as well as a general synthesis. The concept of the city as a place apart will be considered as will the interdependence of urban centres and rural hinterlands. Other aspects covered will include: fortification, streetscape, and the development of cities through changing political and cultural horizons. A number of papers will deal with urban centres that are part of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project organised by the Royal Irish Academy.