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College Photo Name Barry, Terence Bernard
College Address School of Histories & Humanities,
Main Department History
College Title Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 1160
Fax +353 1 896 3995
1985 - Contributor to "Lexicon des Mittel Alters", Munchen, Germany, Dorf. 1996 - Four entries in "The Oxford Companion to Irish History", ed. S. Connolly. 2004 - Entries in "Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture Vol. 1", Thomson Gale, Detroit.
Teaching interests and responsibilities
Past Co-ordinator of the taught M. Phil in Medieval History. Mentor for two younger members of staff in the CAPSL Mentoring Programme (2004-05). Medieval settlement archaeology of Britain and Ireland, castles and military fortifications of Ireland, Britain and Western Europe, 1000-1385 AD. Viking Age archaeology in Britain and Ireland. Medieval economic and population history, especially on the 'Black Death' of 1348-50 in Britain and Ireland. Anglo-Saxon archaeology, especially Cheddar and Yeavering Palaces and the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Professional Qualifications
Qualification Institution Class of Degree Title of Dissertation Date Conferred
B.A. Birmingham    
Dip. Ed. Belfast    
M.A. Dublin, Fordham    
Ph.D. Belfast    
Details Date
Guest Professor in the Institute of Medieval Archaeology in the University of Århus, March-April 1994.
Chair of the Directorate of the Discovery Programme, 2010-2015.
Administrative Functions
Details Level Date From Date To
Associate Professor, and Head of Department 2002 2003
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
1987 Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. 1989 Elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. 1991 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Awards and Honours
Award Date
University of Birmingham History prize 1968
Honorary Vice-president of the Royal Archaeological Society 2002-
Vice-President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology 2007
The Barry Prize named after the recipient at the International Congress at Kalamazoo, USA. 2007-Present.
Education Details
School/College Date From Date To
Birmingham University 1967 1970
Fordham University NYC 1970 1971
Queen's University Belfast 1971 1975
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Medium Basic
Latin Basic Basic Fluent
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups
Research Institutes / Centres / Groups Description of Role Date From Date To
Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies (CISCS) Researcher 07-APR-06 07-APR-06
Medieval History Research Centre (MHRC)
Employment Details
Position Held Job Description Where Date From Date To
State Archaeologist   Office of Public Works
Teacher Secondary teacher of history and politics. Campbell College Belfast 1975 1976
Description of Research Interests
Castles, the archaeology of medieval Britain and Ireland, especially Viking and Norman settlement; moated sites and villages.
Research Interests
Archaeology of medieval Britain and Ireland British and Western European Archaeology Gaelic lordships in Ireland and Scotland, social and political development Medieval Britain
Medieval Castles Medieval Ireland Medieval Irish Urban and economic history
Viking Archaeology Viking Waterford
Research Projects
Project title Origins of Motte castles in Europe
Summary Excavations of castles in Europe
Funding Agency TCD, University of Gent, University of Lyon
Type of Project Research
Date from 1995
Date to
Person Months

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
A Tale of Archaeological Serendipity in, editor(s)Peter Harbison and Valerie Hall , A Carnival of Learning, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Cistercian Press, 2012, pp26 - 32, [Terry Barry]
Terry Barry, A History of Settlement in Ireland, First Paperback, Abingdon, Routledge, 2011, 296pp
Notes: [13:978-0-415-51861-1]
The Archaeology of Medieval Europe Vol 2, Denmark, Arhus University Press, [eds.], 2 years, 2011
Terry Barry, Harold leask's 'single towers': Irish tower houses as part of larger settlement complexes, Chateau Gaillard, Chateau et Peuplement, Voirons, France, 27.8.04-4.9.04, edited by P. Ettel, A.-M. Flambard-Héricher, T.E. McNeill , 22, CRAHM, Caen, France, 2006, pp27 - 34
T.B. Barry, The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland, digitally printed edition, London, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2004, 236pp
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Name Address email Telephone Details
Professor Michael Ryan Director Chester Beatty Library Dublin Castle +353 1 4070768  

Last updated 12 July 2010 (Email).