IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1312: Port Cities, I: Port Towns in Ireland and England - Economic and Cultural Linkages

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:The Discovery Programme / Society for Medieval Archaeology
Organiser:Niall Brady, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Niall Brady, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Paper 1312-aThe Relationship Between 'Monastic' and Scandinavian Port Towns in Ireland
(Language: English)
John Bradley, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Urban
Paper 1312-bWaterford and Bristol: 15th-Century Town-Twinning
(Language: English)
Timothy Bowly, School of History, University of the West of England, Bristol
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies, Maritime and Naval Studies, Social History
Paper 1312-cCommercial Intercourse between Medieval Dublin and its Hinterland
(Language: English)
Michael Potterton, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban

This session explores the emergence of an urban identity in Ireland during the tenth century by considering monastic and Scandinavian port town. It also comments on how, during the later medieval period, and with particular reference to Waterford and Dublin the concept of the City helped to transform the nature and scale of economic exchange.