Dr Patrick Gleeson
Lecturer in Archaeology
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6490
- Address: Room 2.35, The Armstrong Building
BackgroundFollowing a BA in Archaeology and History at University College Cork (2005-8), and an MA in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York (2008-9), I returned to to Cork for my PhD (2009-13), which examined Landscapes of Kingship in Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1150, and was funded by the Irish Research Council and a UCC W.J. Leen scholarship. Subsequently, I was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Moore Institute and Department of Archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where I was engaged in research for a project entitled Making Kingdoms and Creating Communities in Early Medieval Europe: Rulership and Governance in the Irish Sea region. I took up my current post as a lecturer in archaeology at Newcastle in September 2015. I currently am a member of the Gefrin Trust, and a Council Member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology.
ResearchI am a landscape archaeologist interested in the later prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Europe. My research focus on the early medieval archaeology in northwestern Europe, and examines a variety of themes, including royal landscapes, sacral and cultic landscapes, the archaeology of rulership, governance and kingdoms. I have a number of ongoing fieldwork projects in Ireland, western and northern Britain, including work at the Rock of Cashel, Knockainy, Dunseverick and Dunamase. Alongside these activities, I established The Óenach Project: examining early Irish assembly places and practices in 2012 (nearing publication), and am engaged in my Making Kingdoms and Creating Communities Project, which examines early medieval practices of rulership and governance through case studies of kingdoms in the Irish Sea region. I am interested in supervising graduate students on all aspects of later prehistoric and medieval European archaeology, but have particular interests in landscape, the archaeology of cult, kingship and kingdoms in first-millennium AD Europe.
I am module leader for the following course: Stage 2 , ARA2012: Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice and ARA2080 The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Stage 3 ARA 3013 Early Medieval Northern Europe, and MA level ARA 8113 Early Medieval Northern Europe and ARA 8234 Landscape Archaeology: Theory and Practice. I also deliver part of the Stage 1 module ARA1030: The Archaeology of Britain from the Romans to the 20th Century, and a section on landscapes in ARA 1027 Introduction to Archaeology.
- Gleeson P, Ó Carragáin T. Conversion and consolidation in Leinster’s royal heartland. In: Ó Carragáin,T; Turner,S, ed. Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages. Cork: Cork University Press, 2016. In Press.
- Gleeson P. Assembly and élite culture in Iron Age and late Antique Europe: a case study of Óenach Clochair, Co. Limerick. Journal of Irish Archaeology 2014, 23, 171-187.
- Gleeson P. Kingdoms, communities and óenaig: Irish assembly practices in a northwest European context. Journal of the North Atlantic 2015, Special Volume 8, 33-51.
- Gleeson P. Constructing Kingship in Early Medieval Ireland: Power, Place and Ideology. Medieval Archaeology 2012, 56(1), 1-33.
- Gleeson P. Kingship and Architecture at 11th- and 12th-century Cashel. Journal of Church Archaeology 2011, 15, 1–15.
- Gleeson P. Converting kingship in early Ireland: redefining practices, ideologies and identities. In: Edwards,N; Flechner,R; Ní Mhaonaigh,M, ed. Converting the Isles. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015. In Press.
- Gleeson P. Finding the royal heartland of Dál Riata: landscape and kingship at Dunseverick, Co Antrim. In: J. Fenwick, ed. Lost and Found. Wordwell, 2015. In Press.
- Gleeson P. Making provincial kingship in early Ireland: Cashel and the creation of Munster. In: A. Reynolds, B. Yorke and J. Carroll, ed. Power and place in Later Roman and early medieval Europe: interdisciplinary perspectives on governance and civil organization. Proceedings of the British Academy, 2015. In Press.
- Gleeson P, Carty N. Kingship, Violence and Loch Dá Gabhor: royal landscapes and the production of authority in early medieval Brega. Ríocht na Midhe 2013, 24, 29-72.
- Gleeson P. Luigne Breg and the Origins of the Uí Néill. Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 2017, 117C. In Press.
- Gleeson P. Gathering the Nations: towards and archaeology of assembly in early medieval Ireland. 2016, Gatherings: Past and Present, ed. by F. Begland, Archaeopress: Oxford. In Preparation.