Press Release


The largest gathering of battlefield and conflict archaeologists in the world is coming to Dublin from 22nd to 25th September, when the 9th International Fields of Conflict Conference will be held at Trinity College, Dublin. The gathering, which occurs every two years, was last held in Charleston, South Carolina, and is coming to Dublin as a result of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 2016. The event is being hosted by The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

The Conference includes three days of talks from leading experts from around the globe, discussing their work on conflict sites from prehistory to the present day. The keynote speaker is Dr. Douglas Scott, whose work at the site of Custer’s Last Stand in the United States has received international recognition. Many of the speakers will also be familiar to viewers of history and heritage programming in the UK and United States.

The lectures will encompass topics such as prehistoric, Roman and medieval conflict and warfare, as well as examining work on more recent sites such as Waterloo, the American Civil War and locations connected to the First and Second World Wars. There is also a dedicated session examining work on conflict and battlefields sites in Ireland. Among the many other topics that will be explored are those related to the management and preservation of these site types.

The full programme is available at

Registration is open to all. Those interested can do so here:

For inquires, email: