Laura Patrick

    Miss Laura Patrick

    Postgraduate research student

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    Research Statement

    Cultural Landscapes of Late Medieval Gaelic Ulster

    With the dawn of the seventeenth-century, the Plantation of Ulster led to he estblishment of a new poto-capitalist economy with commerical enterprise and changes in landholding practices, reflected in new towns, markets and communictaion networks.  What though can then be discerned about the socio and economic aspects of the previous Gaelic society?  Through the sudy of cartographic souces, can Gaelic settlement in the late sixteenth-century be identified in the landscape?

    To answer these vital questions, my current research project will utilise a vaietu of seveneenth-century sources, in addition to the use of GIS comprising cartographic data, place-name evidence, GPS field-walking results, and topographical surveys.  The subsequent results on the Late medieval landscape hierarchy will enable parallels to be drawn with landholding in conemporary Monaghan (McDermott, 2010), identifing commonalities and differences within Gaelic social structure.  Additionally, the work will povide information on pre-plantation Ulster that can be compared with North America (Horning, 2014), investigating the effects of British colonial enterprises on the society and cultures of both the Gaelic Irish and Native Americans. 

    Achievements and Distinctions

    MSc Professional Archaeology (1st), 2014

    PGCE Digital Documentation of Heritage (Distinction), 2015

    Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Proramme (AHRC), current

    Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Programme Placement, Carrickfergus Museum, October 2016-March 2017

     

    Interests

    Late Medieval and Post Medieval Ireland; Landscape Archaeology; Cartography; Influences of Colonialism on native communities; Heritage Developement; Museums; Teaching; Outreach

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    Membeships

    Ulster Archaeological Society

    Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Student member)

    Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group

    Society for Medieval Archaeology

    Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

    Other

    Other Roles

    School Rep for Archaeology Postgraduates: Internal and Postraduate Forum

    Assistant Leade at he Queen's Young Archaeology Club

    Volunteer at Carrickfergus Museum

    Member of the Kilwaughter Castle Resoration Group

     

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    Papers presented

    Hidden Cultural Landscapes and Their Political Significance - Sharing Space in the Early Modern World 1450-1750, Oxford, June 2016

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