American Society of Irish Medieval Studies Conference

Call for Papers: The American Society of Irish Medieval Studies Irish Conference

Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick,

September 22nd-24th, 2017

The Ireland Conference of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies is the second meeting of the Society in Ireland, and it hopes to advance leading scholarship on the period between c. 500-1650 AD from medievalists working in Ireland and the United States. The organizers welcome proposals for the 2017 congress on papers addressing any aspect of medieval Irish studies. Possible topics of exploration might include settlement and landscape studies, monastic practice and foundation, hagiography, gender theory, ecocritical approaches, material culture, law, Hiberno-Latin textual culture, or medieval Anglo-Irish texts.

Interested participants should submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Dr. Brian Ó Broin, President of ASIMS, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 1st, 2017. Those who submit proposals will be notified of their acceptance by March 31st, 2017.

ASIMS is a multi-disciplinary society promoting trans-Atlantic collaboration in research on medieval Ireland. The Society sponsors regular panels for current Irish research at the annual International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Kalamazoo, MI, and is represented at regional conferences in the USA, such as the South-Eastern Medievalists Association (SEMA). In addition, ASIMS publishes Eolas, a peer reviewed journal advancing the interdisciplinary and international study of Irish medieval studies. Eolas is cataloged by EBSCO and available in digital format at JSTOR.

Tudor and Stuart Ireland Podcasts

Podcasts from the Sixth Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland conference are now available. To listen to and download podcasts from the 2016 conference, as well as those from previous year's conferences, visit the website .



There is also a featured blog post about the conference on, which includes a link to the Storify of conference tweets created by Deirdre Flynn (Impact and Engagement Co-ordinator at the Moore Institute). 

2017 IPMAG Conference - Call for Papers

Announcing the Call for Papers to be presented at IPMAG's annual conference, 3-5th February next year in Dublin. The theme for the conference is The Archaeology of Improvement in Ireland. See our conference page for details. Please forward proposals by 1st December 2016.

IPMAG 2017 Conference


Announcing IPMAG XVII! Our annual conference will be held in Dublin 3-5th February next year at the Wood Quay Venue. The theme for the conference will be The Archaeology of Improvement in Ireland, providing the opportunity for a wide range of stimulating papers and topics. We look forward to welcoming delegates to Dublin and will provide details of the programme, accommodation etc. in due course. The Call for Papers will follow later this week.  

Book offer

Four Courts Press have recently reduced the price of IPMAG member James Lyttleton's  book on the Jacobean plantations in Co. Offaly from 29.95 euro to 12.50 euro (11.25 euro if bought online).

The Archaeology of a Decade of War Lecture Series

To mark 2016, the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology will present a series of lunchtime lectures taking place on Thursdays throughout the year.  

Time: 1pm -1.45pm
Location: Ceramics Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
To book contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01 648 6334.
Free Admission. Not wheelchair accessible.


IPMAG 2016 Conference

We are delighted to announce the programme for the IPMAG 2016 conference. The conference will take place in the County Museum Dundalk, 5-7 February. The programme draws together a mix of academics, students and professional archaeologists to explore the archaeology of consumption in Ireland c.1550-1950. 


The conference opens on the evening of the 5 February at 8pm with a lecture by Connie Kelleher and Holger Schweitzer entitled: 'The 16th-century Drogheda Boat. Mystery wreck of a trading vessel discovered in the River Boyne'. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Archaeology and Built Heritage. 


Registration is from 9am on Saturday morning and the conference starts at 9:30. There will be a conference dinner on Saturday night. Sunday's session is from 10:30 to 13:30, after which a prize for the best student paper will be awarded. 



Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference and/or conference dinner here


Accommodation: A list of accommodation options is available here. You can see the location of accommodation in relation to the conference venue here. The main hotel in the centre of Dundalk is the Imperial. The hotel is offering a reduced rate for IPMAG members. If you wish to avail of the offer you should ask for Jacqui Miller. The Crowne Plaza is a more modern hotel on the outskirts of the town, near the bypass road. There is also a selection of B&Bs. 


Transport: Dundalk is easily accessible from Dublin and Belfast by bus and train. In addition to Bus Eireann, Ulster Bus, Irish Rail and Translink, Dundalk is served by an inexpensive coach service (Matthews Coaches) that runs from Dublin city centre and Dublin Airport. 


Conference Fee: non-members: 55Eu/ members: 30Eu/ concession 50% for students and retirees. 




New book: Fighting Irish

Fighting Irish: The Irish Regiments in the First World War

A new book by IPMAG stalwart, Dr Gavin Hughes, is a sympathetic and meticulous new history of all those who served with the Irish regiments during the First World War. This historical research, based on documentary evidence, poignant eyewitness accounts and testimonies, covers all aspects of the war, from campaign strategy to the soldier’s intimate war experiences. Published by Merrion Press it is available here:

Fighting Irish 


Next Event


Summer 2017 field trip - details TBC


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