Programme


Archaeology of Gatherings Programme: IT Sligo, 25-27th October 2013

The conference will run as follows, (all details subject to change):

  • Friday 25th October 2013: Meet for informal drinks in the evening
  • Saturday 26th October 2013: All day conference papers followed by conference dinner
  • Sunday 27th October 2013: Conference papers in the morning and official conference finish.  In the afternoon an unofficial fieldtrip will be available using private cars.
Download a pdf of the programme here.


Details:


Friday 25th October
9:00pm
Informal drinks, Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo

Saturday 26th October
Session 1:
8:30
Registration
9:30
Opening address
9:40
Dr Jonathan Lanman, Institute of Cognition and Culture, QUB:
Ritual and Divergent Modes of Cohesion
10:00
Dr Hans Hognestad, Centre for Cultural and Sports Studies, Telemark University, Norway:
Identity, power and the sociality of football
10:20
Edel Barry MPhil, Built Heritage Collective Ireland: Gatherings:
The Archaeology of Railways in Ireland
10:40
Dr Robert Hensey, Archaeological Research Professional:
Crowd-sourcing in the Boyne Valley
11:00
Questions
11:10
Tea/Coffee

Session 2:
11:30
Prof Elizabeth FitzPatrick, NUI Galway:
Shifting Territorial Boundaries and Medieval Assembly Places
11:50
Dr Dominic Bryan, Institute of Irish Studies, Queens University Belfast:
Public Space and Power – Ritual and Identity in a ‘Shared’ Belfast
12:10
Prof Stuart Tyson Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara, US:
Colonial Gatherings: The Presentation of Inu in New Kingdom Egypt and the British Imperial Durbar, a Comparison
12:30
Stephen Dixon, MSc, IT Sligo:
Archaeological and anthropological aspects of 'forced gathering' from within the Jewish Holocaust
12:50
Questions
1:00
Lunch with demonstration by Ancient Music Ireland from 1:30

Session 3:
2:15
Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Clark McPhail University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US:
The Life Course of Temporary Gatherings
2:55
James Bonsall, University of Bradford, Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics, Dr. Chris Gaffney, University of Bradford, Prof. Vince Gaffney, University of Birmingham, Heather Gimson, Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics, Robert M. Chapple, William Dunlop Archaeological Photographic Archive, Irish Radiocarbon and Dendrological Dates, Wolfgang Neubauer, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, University of Vienna:
Tonight we’re going party like it’s 1985! The Archaeology of Festivals in Geophysical Data
3:15
Dr Edel Bhreathnach, Discovery Programme:
Medieval Gatherings
3:35
Questions
3:45
Tea/Coffee and Poster Session
 
Session 4:
4:25
Dr Stefan Bergh, Dept of Archaeology, NUI, Galway:
Meeting at the edge – Turlough Hill as a place of prehistoric assembly
4:45
Michael MacDonagh, NRA:
Under the same night sky – the architecture and meaning of Bronze Age stone circles in mid-Ulster
5:05
Patrick Gleeson MA, UCC:
Gathering the Nations: Kingdoms, Communities and Civil Society in Early Medieval Ireland
5:25
Questions
5:35
Close of Day

Sunday 27th October
Session 5:
9:30
Dr Una MacConville, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, UK:
Gatherings on the ‘Far side banks of Jordan’ 
9:50
Dr Louise Nugent, Independent Scholar:
Gatherings of faith: Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland
10:10
Pádraig Meehan, Independent Scholar:
'Cargo Cults' in the Pacific; Irish Neolithic parallels? 
10:30
Dr Candace Weddle, Assistant Professor of Art History Anderson University South Carolina USA:
Blood, Fire and Feasting: The Sensory Experience of Greco-Roman Sacrifice
10:50
Questions
11:00
Tea/Coffee

Session 6:
11:20
Keynote Speaker:
Prof Mike Parker-Pearson, Institute of Archaeology, University College London:
Gatherings at Durrington Walls and Stonehenge
12:00
Dr Richard Madgwick, Cardiff University:
A Passion for Pork: Feasting in southern Britain from the Neolithic to the Iron Age 
12:20
Dr Julia E. M. Cussans, Archaeological Solutions Ltd, Stephen J. Dockrill, University of Bradford, Ian Armit, University of Bradford, Julie M. Bond, University of Bradford, Jo T. McKenzie, University of Bradford:
 ‘You’re invited to a party, don’t turn up legless’: case studies in feasting and community gatherings in Iron Age Scotland.
12:40
Questions
12:50
Closing address
1:00
Poster prize presentation
1:05
Close of Conference followed by unofficial field trip





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