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Kings and Vikings: North-West England and the Irish Sea Region in the Early Middle Ages

Date: Saturday 29 April 2017 Time: 10.00-16.00

Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 3 (marked 52 on campus maps), Lancaster University

The entrance to the building nearest to this lecture theatre is via South West Drive, between Gillow Avenue and Grizedale Avenue.

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There is an increasing level of academic interest in the Irish Sea region in the Early Middle Ages, with greater recognition of the importance of this area in trade and communication and as a nexus of medieval cultural contact. The speakers at this event are all connected with the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages Research Network, which is based at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.

9.30 a.m.              Assemble Management School Lecture Theatre 3 (tea/coffee is not served at beginning of the day – but is available to purchase on campus*)

10.00 – 11.00        The Northumbrian Kingdom and the Irish Sea Region – Dr Fiona Edmonds, Director of the Regional Heritage Centre

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee/tea & biscuits

11.30 – 12.30        Wirral and Chester: the Mercian Salient on the Irish Sea – Dr David Griffiths, University of Oxford

12.30 – 1.30        Lunch*

1.30 – 2.30          Between the Ribble and the Mersey: West Lancashire and the Irish Sea Zone 850-950 – Dr Charles Insley, University of Manchester

2.30 – 3.00           Tea/coffee & biscuits

3.00 – 4.00           Heirs of Rome? Europe and the Irish Sea Region in the Early Middle Ages – Dr Marios Costambeys, University of Liverpool

4.00 p.m. Close of Study Day

Fee for this event: £25 (£23 for Friends and Patrons of the Centre) (fee includes coffee/tea & biscuits)

Lunch: *Sandwiches/coffee/tea can be bought on the University campus (either at SPAR supermarket, Juicafe, Gregg's or Costa Coffee).  Hot and cold snacks and drinks are also available at Café Republic - or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Parking: On Saturdays free parking is available on campus.

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