We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium will be held in University College Dublin on the 19-20 May 2010.

We would like to invite submissions for papers of c.20 minutes duration on any aspect of the early medieval period (400-1200AD) from any part of the world. In keeping with EMASS tradition, there is no set theme for the symposium but papers addressing theory in the early medieval period are particularly welcome, as are papers addressing other approaches such as experimental archaeology. As this is the first time that EMASS will visit Ireland, we also invite papers addressing ideas of regionality and difference in the early medieval period.

EMASS is a discussion group dedicated to the study of the early medieval period, run by and for postgraduates and early career researchers. It provides a forum for those interested in the early medieval period to discuss their ideas, methodologies, and theories in a friendly and open environment.

This year’s symposium will take place over two days, featuring both oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures and a reception. The registration fee for the symposium is ¤20 and will cover refreshments and lunch on both days. As this is EMASS’s first visit to Dublin, there may also be a fieldtrip to sites of interest either during or after the papers. We would appreciate it if you could tell us if you would be interested in participating in this, so that we can judge how best to organise this.

Keep an eye on our website at www.emass2010.com for further details on registration deadlines and payment details which will be posted soon. In the meantime if you have any queries, please contact us at info@emass2010.com.

The EMASS 2010 Committee


Kindly sponsored by the Office of Public Works, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland and UCD School of Archaeology

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