EMASS Dublin 2010



 EMASS 2010 will be hosted by the Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Group at UCD School of Archaeology in May 2010. A final programme has now been announced and if there are any queries please contact us at info@emass2010.com. If you are on Facebook, check out our event page.  A small number of international travel bursaries have been awarded to the best quality abstracts received from overseas speakers. The deadline for abstract submission was March 1st. 


The Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium is an interactive forum run for and by graduate research students who focus on the archaeology of the Early Medieval period, roughly the period between the 4th-12th centuries AD.  EMASS aims to provide a constructive and interdisciplinary forum to facilitate discussion and debate between researchers from different institutions and specialities, in a friendly and helpful environment.   The annual EMASS conference, previously held in Cardifff, Exeter, and Sheffield is the primary venue for this discussion. 
UCD School of Archaeology is looking forward to hosting EMASS in 2010. The School is home to the active Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Group (EMVARG), with post-graduate projects ranging from iron working in early medieval Ireland, to the significance of dress and ornament in bodily identity, to wood-turning in Viking Age and Hiberno-Norse Ireland, and to the archaeology of early medieval religious manuscripts. Other early medieval research ongoing at the School includes the prestigious INSTAR funded Early Medieval Archaeology Project amongst other work.

The group is not restricted to students who are in full-time education and would like to invite early career researchers to join in the discussion. We also welcome early medieval researchers from across the globe and from any discipline to become involved! Please check out the EMASS website for more information, including the EMASS manifesto, the mailing list, and previous publications.

Friends of Medieval Dublin

The 12th Medieval Dublin Symposium will take place two days after the EMASS Symposium on the 22nd May 2010 in the Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Trinity College Dublin. EMASS participants are encouraged to extend their stay in Dublin, attending the EMASS field trip on the 21st and the F.M.D. Symposium for no extra charge. Contact.


EMASS Dublin 2010 is hosted by the Early Medieval and Viking Age Research Cluster in the UCD School of


See the final updated programme here

EMASS 2010 will be going ahead as planned despite potential difficulties with a certain volcano. More info.

Full conference programme and conference poster now available.

International travel bursaries announced.

Registration has now opened for EMASS 2010.

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