Space and Settlement

Trim Castle, Co. Meath

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages is an international, interdisciplinary conference that explores all aspects of human settlement and the use of space throughout the Middle Ages. The annual conference focuses primarily on new and emerging research into space and settlement in medieval Ireland, however also explores space and settlement in medieval Europe. The conference aims to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners from the academic, commercial, cultural heritage, and industrial sectors to promote discussion of current and evolving developments in the study of space and settlement during the medieval period.

UPDATE: In light of coronavirus concerns, we will be cancelling Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages XI, based on recommendations for social distancing as well as remaining in line with Trinity College Dublin’s cancellations of lectures. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we hope to see everyone next year.

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Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages X is to be held on 27 – 29 March, 2020 at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin. Our Call for Abstracts is now open. All abstracts are due on 31 October 2019. For more information, visit our page here.

UPDATE: Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages will now run from the 27th to the 29th of March. Our programme will be posted soon.

Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland, Terry Barry & Vicky McAlister (eds), is now available. This volume is a selection of some of the most inspirational papers given at the first three Space and Settlement conferences. Each contribution represents the ‘new frontier’ of research in this growing field of academic endeavour, which broadly embraces the disciplines of history, geography, and archaeology.