Borders and Boundaries in post-medieval Ireland





 8‐10 February 2019 - The Enniskillen Hotel



The Irish Post‐Medieval Group (IPMAG) is pleased to announce its annual conference to be held on 8‐10 February 2019. In keeping with our annual alternate location, this year’s conference will take place in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh. In the current climate Borders and Boundaries are on everyone’s mind. Borders and Boundaries are of particular interest to archaeology as they form interfaces, the ‘coal-face’ where humans, monuments and material culture interact, mingle or come into conflict. Borders and Boundaries can be physical entities in the landscape, lines drawn on maps, or divisions manifested in the minds of people and societies. Moreover, Borders and Boundaries can symbolise vastly different things to different people and groups.


With today’s impact of Brexit imminent, and as an unavoidable backdrop, this conference hopes to explore archaeological and historical aspects of Borders and Boundaries from the post-medieval to the present; both actual and more metaphysical.


This call for papers would like to invite proposals which address the conference theme by looking at aspects of Borders and Boundaries in its widest possible sense. Papers discussing people, places, monuments, artefacts and material culture, theoretical approaches and policy frameworks relating to the theme are most welcome. Papers will be twenty minutes in duration.


Student research (undergraduate or post-graduate) is particularly encouraged in any area of post-medieval cultural heritage studies. This is specifically to encourage new research and to provide a space to gain experience of public speaking in a friendly and collegiate atmosphere.

Please submit proposals, title and a maximum 250 word abstract, along with a short biography, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note proposals are for twenty-minute papers. 


Deadline for submissions on or before Friday 16 November 2018


IPMAG is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation, and unfortunately cannot cover speakers’ conference fees, travel or any other related expenses. Speakers will be offered free attendance at the Conference Dinner as a token of appreciation from IPMAG.




IPMAG XIX Indicative ProgrammeFriday 8th tour of Enniskillen Castle, conference launch, keynote address, wine reception at Enniskillen Castle. Saturday 9th paper sessions, evening conference dinner at venue TBC. Sunday 10th paper sessions, conference close.


Indicative Fees: IPMAG members €30; non-members €55; concession €27.50. IPMAG annual subscription €20.



Accommodation: The conference venue offers accommodation and there is a special conference rate on a limited number of double rooms £95; & single rooms £85. See There is a full range of accommodation in close proximity to the venue also – details here.



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2019 Conference

The Enniskillen Hotel

Co. Fermanagh

Date: 8-10 February 2019


Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group
c/o Wes Forsythe
Centre for Maritime Archaeology
Ulster University
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