IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1222: The City in Medieval Ireland: Concept and Reality, III

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Group for the Study of Irish Historical Settlement
Organiser:Linda Doran, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Damian C. MacGarry, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin
Paper 1222-aFaunal Remains as Indicators of Urban Settlement
(Language: English)
Finbar McCormick, Department of Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Science
Paper 1222-bCities and Hinterlands: Medieval Dublin as a Case Study
(Language: English)
Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies, Law
Paper 1222-cFortified Against All Comers: Medieval Galway
(Language: English)
Jacinta Prunty, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Architecture - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History

The nine papers offered in these three 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.