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ENCOUNTERING THE SACRED: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE OF PILGRIMAGE

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ENCOUNTERING THE SACRED: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE OF PILGRIMAGE

This conference is presented by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the Office of Public Works and organised by Archaeology Ireland.

ENCOUNTERING THE SACRED: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE OF PILGRIMAGE is a one-day conference focusing on sacred sites and the significance of pilgrimage. From prehistory to the present day, pilgrimage has served to connect and reconnect people and places. The conference will explore how we can understand pilgrimage as a cultural and spiritual experience and its wider archaeological and heritage contexts.

An interdisciplinary gathering of eminent scholars and practitioners will explore the connections between communities and monuments and their role in establishing sense of place.

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08.15–09.10 Registration

09.15–09.30 Opening address


09.30–10.05: From the Camino to Chaco:pilgrimage, landscape and materiality.
Professor Ruth Van Dyke, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University.

10.10–10.45: Between heaven and earth: sacred mountains in prehistoric Ireland—foci for pilgrimage?
Frank Coyne, Aegis Archaeology.

10.45–10.55: Questions


11.00–11.15 Tea/Coffee


11.20–11.55:Travelling light—pilgrimage in Neolithic Ireland.
Dr Robert Hensey, archaeologist.

12.00–12.35: Göbekli Tepe and the early Neolithic T-pillar sites of Şanlıurfa, Turkey: progress or decline?
Dr Lee Clare, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin.

12.35–12.45: Questions


12.50–13.40 Lunch


13.45–14.20: Pilgrimage in early medieval Ireland: the journey, the complex and the shrine.
Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, Department of Archaeology, UCC.

14.25–15.00: Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland.
Dr Louise Nugent, archaeologist.

15.05–15.15: Questions


15.20–15.35 Tea/Coffee


15.40–16.40:The experience of pilgrimage:

Here to there and back again: how medieval Irish pilgrims made their way.
Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh, OSB, Glenstal Abbey.

Friars’ walk: from Ireland to Jerusalem in the fourteenth century.
Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, Department of History, UCC.

Being an archaeologist and a pilgrim: an observer and/or a participant?
Pat Holland, archaeologist, former museum curator and annual participant on pilgrimages across Europe.

16.45–17.20: Buddhist pilgrimage and the articulation of religious and heritage experience.
Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Department of Archaeology, Durham University.

17.20–17.30: Questions


17.30: Close of conference: Michael MacDonagh, Chief State Archaeologist, National Monuments Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


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