The EmGae Symposium

School of Archaeology, University College Dublin

17th September 2016


Strategies of rulership and governance are issues that have loomed large in recent debates regarding early medieval polities and political landscapes in Europe. These new approaches are particularly relevant for the Atlantic Arc, an area which in recent years has benefited from both the availability of a new wealth of archaeological evidence and from new critical approaches to the attendant corpus of textual evidence. In this one-day seminar, our aim is to bring together scholars from different regions of the Atlantic Arc in order to reassess the role played by elite sites in both the functioning and transformation of early medieval polities in the area. Confirmed speakers include Alex Woolf, Julio Escalona, Laurent Beuchet, Maria Duggan, James Gerrard, Patrick Gleeson, Francisco J. Moreno Martín and Carlos Tejerizo. Further details about the programme will be soon available at this website.

The seminar is organised within the framework of the project Emerging Governance: Political Landscapes in Early Medieval Atlantic Europe, which is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations 2015 scheme.

While attendance of the seminar is free, please confirm attendance by writing to:  before 7th September.