Conference: The Celtic Sea World, 1400-1700
The project hosted a small conference at the Universtiy of Bristol on 2-3 September 2008. The conference consisted of invited speakers and other interested parties. A limited number of bursaries were available for postgraduate students.
Location: Department of Historical Studies, 13 Woodland Road, Seminar Room G.50 (Location 62 on Precinct Map)
Tuesday 2 September
10.00 - 10.15
Registration and introduction
Ronald Hutton (Bristol), 'The state of 'British' history'
First Session: Late Medieval world
Wendy Childs (Leeds), 'The development of Atlantic trade in the late middle ages'
Brendan Smith (Bristol), 'Bristol and Waterford and the politics of the fifteenth century'
Second Session: Early Modern Trade
Evan Jones (Bristol), 'Anglo-Irish trade in the sixteenth century'
David Ditchburn (TCD), 'The Irish Sea zone and the strange disappearance of Scottish trade, c.1200-c.1542'
Third Session: Mercantile Communities
David Dickson (TCD), 'Dublin - capital of the Irish Sea?'
Duncan Taylor (Bristol), 'The Bristol Channel and southern Ireland in the sixteenth century'
Drinks at a Clifton pub (close to the Rodney Hotel), followed by dining opportunites.
Wednesday, 3 September
Fourth Session: Migration
Peter Fleming (University of the West of England), 'The Irish experience in Bristol, 1400-1700'
Annaleigh Margey, 'Shaping Ireland: migration, plantation and cartography in Munster, 1580-1620'
Fifth Session: Material Culture
Susan Flavin (Bristol) 'Irish material culture in the sixteenth century; the evidence from the Bristol customs accounts'
Toby Barnard (Oxford), 'Changing tastes: the material cultures of England and Ireland, c.1580-1700'
Fourth Session: Religion
Clodagh Tait (Essex), 'Riots, rescues, libels and 'grene bowes': Irish Catholic protest in British context'
Raymond Gillespie (University of Ireland, Maynooth), 'Common Prayer? Protestantism in South West England and Munster, 1580-1700'
Bruce Campbell (Queens, Belfast): Chair
Round-table discussion of research progress and future agendas for late medieval - early modern Celtic Sea history.
Conference dinner in 'The Library', Goldbrick House, Park Street.