Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

IPMAG X - A retrospective conference

February, 2010 · Written by: John Tierney Print This Page This entry is part 3 of 21 in the Issue 05
Apart from a wide variety of papers spanning topics from the sixteenth century to the contemporary past, the conference is intended as a retrospective and prospective on historical/post-medieval/contemporary archaeology in Ireland.

For further details, contact Audrey Horning at ajh64@le.ac.uk, Ruairí Ó Baoill at r.obaoill@qub.ac.uk, or Rosanne Meenan at rmeenan@gofree.indigo.ie.


The tenth conference organised by the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group
To be held in the Group Space, Ulster Hall, Belfast,
Friday 5 February to Sunday 7 February 2010

Friday 5th February 2010
9.00 Registration
SESSION 1: Retrospective and prospective
9.30-10.00 Ten Years On: perspectives on Irish historical archaeology Audrey Horning
10.00-10.30 Post-Medieval Sites in the Excavations Bulletins 1970 - 2008. Richard Clutterbuck and Isabel Bennett
10.30-11.00 Mortuary monuments and memory: the current state of knowledge and management of Irish graveyards and cemeteries.  Harold Mytum

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12:00 Researching later historical Irish archaeology: a case-study from Co. Monaghan. Siobhán McDermott
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:30-1:15 Tour of City Hall

1.15-2.00 Lunch

SESSION 2: Explorations of Gaelic life and identity in post-medieval Ireland
2.00-2.30  The landscape setting and physical identity of native schools in later sixteenth-century Ireland. Elizabeth FitzPatrick
2.30-3.00 Ballydonnelly - Reconstructing a Late Medieval Gaelic Estate in Tyrone.
Colm Donnelly, Shane McGivern and Gary McCabe
3.00-3.30  Gaelic settlement after Cromwell: the local transplantation settlement of the O Davorens of the Burren, Co. Clare. Eve Campbell
3.30-4.00 Angelic Engineering, stoups, stone boats and sub-sea roads: New Insights into the survival of the Maritime Pilgrimage tradition in post-medieval Ireland.  Michael Gibbons
4.00-4.15 Discussion

4.15-4.30 Coffee
SESSION 3: Conflict archaeology
4.30-5.00 Maguire’s Rebellion 1593-94: Local revolt or precursor to O’Neill’s War? James O’Neill
5.00-5.30 Thomas Maria Wingfield - Elizabethan Soldier. Paul Logue
5.30-5.45 Discussion.

Wine reception: School of Geography, Archaeology, and Palaeoecology, Queens University Belfast, Fitzwilliam Street
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: In Retrospect: Politics and practice in Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology.    Nick Brannon

Saturday 6th February 2010
SESSION 4: Society and Economy
9.30-10.00 The Other Plantation: Settlement on the Antrim Estates.  Colin Breen
10.00-10.30 The Rutland Island Wreck: From whence did it come?  Connie Kelleher
10.30-11.00 What’s in a name?: transhumance practice in Ireland. Theresa McDonald

11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.00 Material evidence - micro to macro economics.  Robert Heslip
12.00-12.30 The sociometrics of Scottish sponge-decorated ceramics in rural Ireland.
Charles Orser
12.30-12.45 Discussion
12.45-2.00 Lunch

SESSION 5: Post-medieval landscapes and buildings
2.00-2.30 Richard Boyle as a colonial entrepreneur and the development of plantation-period industrial landscapes in south Munster, c. 1600-1640. Colin Rynne
2.30 -3.00  The excavation and restoration of a 17th century Irish formal garden: Lisburn Castle Gardens, Co. Antrim. Ruairí Ó Baoill & Stefanie McMullen

3.00-3.30  Vernacular settlements in Ireland Barry O’Reilly
3.30-4.00 Coffee
4.00-4.30 The Ruins of Memory- Ruins and identity in a Fortified House, Inniscarra, Co. Cork. Kieran McCarthy
4.30-5.00  ‘Restoration - King William to Griff Rhys Jones and beyond - archaeological investigations at the Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, Belfast’. Johanna Vuolteenaho

5.00-5.30 The Architecture of the Leix & Offaly Plantations; c1540 - 1600.  Máirtín Conor D’Alton.
5.30-5:45 Discussion

Book launch (Plantation Ireland) and evening reception: The Freemason’s Hall, Arthur Square, Cornmarket, Belfast.

Sunday 7th February 2010
SESSION  6: Peopling the past and present
9.30-10.00 Towards an archaeological understanding of female monasticism in post-medieval Ireland. Tracy Collins
10.00-10.30 Hidden in plain sight: the Great Blasket village and the value of the written record. Frank Coyne

10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-11.30 Rebel without a hat: the material culture of Frank Ryan. Franc Myles
11.30-12.00  Exploring the Troubles: conducting contemporary archaeologies of Long Kesh/Maze prison, Northern Ireland. Laura McAtackney
12.00-12.30 Discussion and closing comments Tracy Collins

12.30-1.00 IPMAG AGM
Conference adjourns

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