We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a conference on July 2nd & 3rd 2013!
The conference, in celebration of 750 years since the establishment of the Black Friary, aims to explore the archaeology and material culture of Religious Houses in late medieval Europe. Through interdisciplinary approaches, we want to address how the introduction of continental monastic orders impacted locally on social order, material culture, economy, burial practice, and the role of men, women and children.
Themes will include European-wide research, Ireland-focused studies, architectural style and technologies and a focus on the Black Friary Dominican site in Trim Co. Meath as a case study. The latter will include papers on community and public archaeology, an integral part of the Black Friary Archaeology Project.
Papers are invited from established researchers, specialists and students on any subjects that may inform the themes of the conference. All sessions will include a short-paper section to allow students and recent graduates to showcase new or on-going research.