Conference Schedule

Please find the final conference programme below; the conference venue is the Golf Club in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath.

The full conference programme may be viewed here: Power, Prayer & Public Archaeology Conference Programme July 2-3 2013

Monday 1st July

8.00pm Another centenary: Photographs of Ireland in 1913 from the Albert Kahn Collection (Pre-conference FREE public talk)

Dr. Fidelma Mullane

 We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fidelma Mullane to speak about the Albert Kahn Collection and Exhibition at our opening event on the evening on Monday July 1st.

Tuesday 2nd July

Session 1: European Monasticism: Lessons from the Continent

Chair: Finola O’Carroll, Irish Archaeology Field School

8.45am Registration and Refreshments

9.15am Welcome Address

Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council

9.30am Official Opening by Minister Brian Hayes T.D.

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and

Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works

10.00am Geoffrey de Geneville and the patronage of architecture in thirteenth-century Ireland

Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe, UCD School of Archaeology

10.45am Fringes of Monasticism: Excavations at Skriðuklaustur Monastery, 2000-2012

Professor Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir, National Museum & University

of Iceland Setberg

11.30am Medieval Manuscripts

Professor Alison Beach, Ohio State University

Session 2: The Friary in Ireland: Law and Orders

Chair: Dr. Michael Potterton, Four Courts Press

2.00pm The Hounds of the Lord: a day in the life of a Black Friar in Medieval Trim

Br. Colman Ó Clabaigh, Glenstal Abbey

2.40pm Monastic Ireland 1100-1700AD project & Old Monasticism to new? Monasticism in Ireland 900-1200

Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann, University College Dublin & Dr. Edel

Breathnach, CEO, Discovery Programme

3.25pm Tea/Coffee

3.45pm Understanding Irish Medieval Insular mendicants in their

International Context

Dr. Annejulie Lafaye, University College Dublin

7.00pm Conference BBQ


Wednesday 3rd July

Session 3: Monastic Structures: Organisation and Material Culture

Chair: Matthew Seaver, University College Dublin

9.45am Deconstruction and reinvention, Monastic architecture after the Dissolution

Dr. Rachel Moss, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland & Trinity

College Dublin

10.25am Moyne Friary, Co. Mayo and the architecture of the Observant Reform

Dr. Yvonne McDermot, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

11.15am Tea/Coffee

11.30am From Cistercians to Colcloughs; Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

Dr. Ann Lynch, National Monuments Service

12.15am The Excavation and Analysis of the Human Burials at the Black Friary, Trim

Dr. Rachel Scott, Arizona State University

Session 4: Community Archaeology & Heritage: Black Friary and Beyond

Chair: Dr. Loreto Guinan, Meath Heritage Officer

2.15pm Cultural Heritage Amenity Town

Dr. Stephen Mandal, Irish Archaeology Field School

2.55pm Black Friary Community Archaeology Project

Finola O’Carroll MA, Irish Archaeology Field School

3.25pm Tea/Coffee

3.45pm Trim: A Community Perspective

Various community speakers

4.15pm The Dead beneath the Floors: the use of space for burial in the Dominican Blackfriary in Trim, Co. Meath

Emma Lagan, New York University

4.35pm Concluding Remarks

Thursday 4th July

11.00am Black Friary site tour with Director


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