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Conference 2021 @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
Conference 2021

The Vikings and Cork:
raiding, trading, and the development of the town


Saturday 19 June 2021, online via Zoom webinar
Booking is now open for this webinar at:


10am: Conference Opens and Welcome 

Morning Session: Chair – Ciara Brett, Cork City Archaeologist 

10:05, Clare Downham (University of Liverpool) – Viking raiding and early settlement in the Cork region 

10:40, David Griffiths (Oxford University) – The Vikings, Towns and the Irish Sea

11:15, Discussion

11:25, Break

11:40, Howard Clarke (University College Dublin) – Viking Cork: a new cartographical perspective

12:15, Rebecca Boyd (University College Cork) – Living in a Viking House – what it was like to live in Cork in the 11th century

12:50, Discussion

1:00, Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Chair – Maeve Sikora, National Museum of Ireland 

2:00, John Sheehan (University College Cork) – Viking Cork: a silver lining?

2:35, Griffin Murray (University College Cork) – Late Viking Art in Co. Cork: the evidence from church metalwork

3:10, Tom Birkett (University College Cork) – From Pillagers to Pin-ups: Perspectives on the Vikings in the 21st Century

3:45, Discussion

4:00, Closing Remarks Dr John Herbert (President CHAS)

4:10, Conference Close

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