Dr Kieran Denis O'Conor


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Archaeology
Room 213
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3820
E: kieran.d.oconor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Kieran O'Conor is a graduate of University College, Dublin (UCD) and has a PhD from University College Cardiff, Wales. He worked during much of the 1990s for the Archaeological Survey Branch of the National Monuments Service ( Dúchas - The Heritage Service) in Counties Roscommon, Sligo, Longford, Westmeath and Wexford. In 1996 he excavated Carlow Castle as part of his work for the latter institution. He has taken part in excavations and field surveys in England, Wales, mainland Greece and Crete. He was appointed a research fellow at the Discovery Programme in 1997 and was then made director of Medieval Rural Settlement project there in early 1999.

Dr O'Conor joined the staff of NUI, Galway in September 2000.  His research interests include castles, medieval rural settlements, high medieval Gaelic Ireland and medieval landscapes.  He is a member of the expert advisory group on Irish battlefields and was appointed to it by the Minister of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in 2007.  Dr O'Conor is English language editor of the International peer-reviewed journal Chateau Gaillard.  He was appointed a Council member of the Heritage Council by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in January 2012.  Dr O'Conor has been very successful in linking his research to heritage tourism initiatives in County Roscommon. 

Research Interests

Rural settlement in medieval Ireland Medieval Gaelic Ireland Castles

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
EAATRANS 25-FEB-15 06-SEP-16
IRC AN INVESTIGATION OF TRANSHUMANCE PRACTICES IN IRELAND DURING THE HISTORIC PERIOD EUGENE COSTELLO 01-OCT-12 30-SEP-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Pre-Norman Fortification in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Ireland'
O'Conor, K. and Naessens, P. (2012) 'Pre-Norman Fortification in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Ireland'. Château Gaillard, Caen, 25 :259-268 [Details]
(2011) 'MEDIEVAL BRITAIN AND IRELAND - FIELDWORK HIGHLIGHTS IN 2010'
Gaimster, M,O'Conor, K,Sherlock, R (2011) 'MEDIEVAL BRITAIN AND IRELAND - FIELDWORK HIGHLIGHTS IN 2010'. Medieval Archaeology, 55 :304-334 [Details]
(2011) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2010'
Christie, N., Naylor, J., Geake, H., Gaimster, M., O'Conor, K., Sherlock, R. (2011) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2010'. Medieval Archaeology, 55 (1):284-334 [Details]
(2010) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2009'
Christie, N,Naylor, J,Geake, H,Gaimster, M,O'Conor, K,Sherlock, R (2010) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2009'. Medieval Archaeology, 54 :382-429 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2006'
Gaimster M., Sherlock, R. (2008) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2006'. Medieval Archaeology, 52 :335-384 [Details]
(2008) 'Castle studies in Ireland - the way forward'
Oconor,K.D. (2008) 'Castle studies in Ireland - the way forward'. Château Gaillard, Caen, 23 :329-339 [Details]
(2007) 'Fortifications in 12th- and early 13th-century Ireland'
O'Conor,K.D. (2007) 'Fortifications in 12th- and early 13th-century Ireland'. Annual of the Medieval Settlement Research Group, 22 :16-18 [Details]
(2007) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2006'
Gaimster, M., Sherlock, R. (2007) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2006'. Medieval Archaeology, 51 :232-302 [Details]
(2006) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2005'
Gaimster, M., Sherlock, R. (2006) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2005'. Medieval Archaeology, 50 :294-400 [Details]
(2006) 'Castles and deerparks in medieval Ireland'
Murphy, M. (2006) 'Castles and deerparks in medieval Ireland'. Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, 1 :53-73 [Details]
(2005) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2004'
Gaimster, M. (2005) 'Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2004'. Medieval Archaeology, 49 :350-473 [Details]
(2005) 'The later medieval use of crannogs in Ireland  '
Brady, N. (2005) 'The later medieval use of crannogs in Ireland  '. Ruralia, Prague, 5 :127-136 [Details]
(2002) 'Housing in later medieval Gaelic Ireland'
O'Conor,K.D. (2002) 'Housing in later medieval Gaelic Ireland'. Ruralia, Prague, 4 :197-206 [Details]
(2002) 'Motte castles in Ireland: permanent fortresses, residences and manorial centre'
O'Conor,K.D. (2002) 'Motte castles in Ireland: permanent fortresses, residences and manorial centre'. Château Gaillard, 20 :173-182 [Details]
(2002) 'The moated site at Cloonfree, Co Roscommon'
OConor, K. (2002) 'The moated site at Cloonfree, Co Roscommon'. JOURNAL OF THE GALWAY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 54 :72-87 [Details]
(2000) 'The ethnicity of Irish moated sites'
O'Conor,K.D. (2000) 'The ethnicity of Irish moated sites'. Ruralia 3, Prague, 3 :92-101 [Details]
(1998) 'The Discovery Programmes recent research on medieval rural settlement in Ireland'
O'Conor,K.D. (1998) 'The Discovery Programmes recent research on medieval rural settlement in Ireland'. Annual of the Medieval Settlement Research Group, 12 :10-16 [Details]
(1996) 'Dunamase Castle'
Oconor,K.D. (1996) 'Dunamase Castle'. Journal of Irish Archaeology, 7 :25-107 [Details]
(1995) 'Praisos III: a report on the architectural survey undertaken in 1992'
Whitley J., Mason, H. (1995) 'Praisos III: a report on the architectural survey undertaken in 1992'. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 90 :28-405 [Details]
(1992) 'Irish earthwork castles'
OConor, K. (1992) 'Irish earthwork castles'. Fortress, 12 :1-12 [Details]
(1987) 'The later construction and use of motte and bailey castles in Ireland: new evidence from Leinster'
O'Conor,K.D. (1987) 'The later construction and use of motte and bailey castles in Ireland: new evidence from Leinster'. Journal of the Kildare Archaeological and Historical Society, 17 :13-29 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Charles O'Conor of Ballinagare, 1710-91: Life and Works.
O'Conor, K. (ed. with Luke Gibbons) (2015) Charles O'Conor of Ballinagare, 1710-91: Life and Works. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2014) Chateau Gaillard 26 - Chateau et Frontiere.
O'Conor, K. (ed. with P. Ettel and A.M. Flambard Hericher (2014) Chateau Gaillard 26 - Chateau et Frontiere. Caen: Publications du CRAHM, University of Caen Press. [Details]
(2013) Roscommon Abbey - A Visitor's Guide.
O'Conor, K and Shanahan, B. (2013) Roscommon Abbey - A Visitor's Guide. Roscommon: Roscommon County Council. [Details]
(2012) Château Gaillard 25 - L’Origine Du Château Médiéval.
O'Conor, K. (ed. with P. Ettel and A. M. Flambard-Hericher) (2012) Château Gaillard 25 - L’Origine Du Château Médiéval. Caen: Publications du CRAHM, University of Caen Press. [Details]
(2008) Roscommon Castle - A Visitor's guide.
O'Conor, K. and Murphy, M. (2008) Roscommon Castle - A Visitor's guide. Roscommon: Roscommon County Council. [Details]
(2002) The Medieval Castle in Ireland and Wales Dublin.
OConor, K., Kenyon, J. (Editors) (2002) The Medieval Castle in Ireland and Wales Dublin. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(1998) The Archaeology of Medieval Rural Settlement in Ireland, Discovery Programme Monograph 3, Dublin Dublin.
OConor, K. (1998) The Archaeology of Medieval Rural Settlement in Ireland, Discovery Programme Monograph 3, Dublin Dublin. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Fortification in the North (1200 -1600)'
Kieran O'Conor (2011) 'Fortification in the North (1200 -1600)' In: The Archaeology of Medieval Europe. Volume 2 - Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries. Aarhus University Press, Langelandsgade 177. DK-8200 Aarhus N: Aarhus University Press. [Details]
(2010) '‘Anglo-Norman settlement in Longford’'
Parker, C. (2010) '‘Anglo-Norman settlement in Longford’' In: Longford: history and society. Dublin: [Details]
(2010) '‘The Rock of Lough Cé, Co Roscommon’'
Brady, N., Connon, A., Fidalgo-Romo, C. (2010) '‘The Rock of Lough Cé, Co Roscommon’' In: Medieval Lough Cé - History, Archaeology and Landscape. Dublin: [Details]
(2007) 'The motte-and-bailey castle at Lissardowlan, Co Longford'
De Meulemeester, J. (2007) 'The motte-and-bailey castle at Lissardowlan, Co Longford' In: From Ringforts to Fortified Houses, 75-94 Dublin. [Details]
(2007) 'English settlement and change in Roscommon during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries'
Oconor,K.D. (2007) 'English settlement and change in Roscommon during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries' In: The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland 1550-1850. [Details]
(2007) 'Into the west: a survey and reassessment of the two most westerly archaeological sites in Europe'
Buckley, V., Condit, T. (2007) 'Into the west: a survey and reassessment of the two most westerly archaeological sites in Europe' In: From Ringforts to Fortified Houses, Dublin. [Details]
(2007) 'Fortifications'
De Meulemeester, J. (2007) 'Fortifications' In: The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Volume I Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD, 316-41 Aarhus. [Details]
(2005) 'Gaelic lordly settlement in 13th - and 14th - Century Ireland'
OConor, K. (2005) 'Gaelic lordly settlement in 13th - and 14th - Century Ireland' In: Utmark - The Outfield as Industry and Ideology in the Iron Age and the Middle Ages, University of Bergen, Bergen. [Details]
(2004) 'Medieval Rural Settlement in Munster, Barryscourt Lecture No VII Kinsale'
OConor, K. (2004) 'Medieval Rural Settlement in Munster, Barryscourt Lecture No VII Kinsale' In: [Details]
(2003) 'Clonmacnoise Castle'
OConor, K., Manning, C. (2003) 'Clonmacnoise Castle' In: Clonmacnoise Studies Wordwell Ltd Bray. [Details]
(2002) 'Sligo Castle'
OConor, K. (2002) 'Sligo Castle' In: A Celebration of Sligo, Carrick-on-Shannon. [Details]
(2002) 'The 2002 Excavation at Granardkill, Co Longford'
Dillon, M. (2002) 'The 2002 Excavation at Granardkill, Co Longford' In: Granard - Its History, Our Heritage Granard. [Details]
(2002) 'A reinterpretation of the earthworks at Baginbun, Co Wexford'
O'Conor,K.D. (2002) 'A reinterpretation of the earthworks at Baginbun, Co Wexford' In: The Medieval Castle in Ireland and Wales. Dublin: [Details]
(2001) 'The morphology of Gaelic lordly sites in north Connacht'
O'Conor,K.D. (2001) 'The morphology of Gaelic lordly sites in north Connacht' In: Gaelic Ireland - c 1250 - 1650: land,  lordship and settlement. Dublin: [Details]
(2001) 'Gaelic Ireland - c 1250-1650: land, lordship and settlement'
OConor, K., Duffy, P.J., Edwards, D., FitzPatrick, E. (2001) 'Gaelic Ireland - c 1250-1650: land, lordship and settlement' In: Dublin: [Details]
(1999) 'Laois: history and society'
OConor, K., Lane, P.G.Nolan,W. (1999) 'Laois: history and society' In: Dublin: [Details]
(1999) 'Anglo-Norman castles in Co Laois'
Oconor,K. (1999) 'Anglo-Norman castles in Co Laois' In: Laois: history and society. Dublin: [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Château Gaillard 25
O'Conor, K. (2012) Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon Château Gaillard 25 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Settlement in Kilronan Parish During the Prehistoric Period (8, 000BC to 400AD)'
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) 'Settlement in Kilronan Parish During the Prehistoric Period (8, 000BC to 400AD)' Kilronan Parish - Then and Now (Boyle), :13-18. [Details]
(2010) 'Kilronan Parish in the Medieval Period (c 400AD - c 1600AD)'
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) 'Kilronan Parish in the Medieval Period (c 400AD - c 1600AD)' Kilronan Parish - Then and Now (Boyle), :26-33. [Details]
(2008) 'Roscommon Castle - the history of a national landmark, Guide Brochure (Roscommon)'
Murphy, M. (2008) 'Roscommon Castle - the history of a national landmark, Guide Brochure (Roscommon)' . [Details]
(2006) 'The Ecclesiastical Complex at Bridgecartron / Derrycashel'
O'Conor,K.D. (2006) 'The Ecclesiastical Complex at Bridgecartron / Derrycashel' Crossna Church Centenary 1906-2006 (Boyle), :92-96. [Details]
(2005) 'The Archaeology of Carnyara Townland'
O'Conor,K.D. (2005) 'The Archaeology of Carnyara Townland' Carniara, :18-114. [Details]
(2004) 'The Monuments to Fermanaghs Past'
O'Conor,K.D. (2004) 'The Monuments to Fermanaghs Past' Crannogs, Cottages and Castles (Belcoo), :9-18. [Details]
(2003) 'Granardkill Deserted Village'
O'Conor,K.D. (2003) 'Granardkill Deserted Village' Antiquities of the Granard Area, :33-34. [Details]
(2003) 'Granard (Moatfield) Motte and Bailey'
O'Conor,K.D. (2003) 'Granard (Moatfield) Motte and Bailey' Antiquities of the Granard Area, :31-32. [Details]
(1998) 'The moated site on Inishatirra Island, Drumharlow Lough, Co Roscommon'
O'Conor,K.D. (1998) 'The moated site on Inishatirra Island, Drumharlow Lough, Co Roscommon' County Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society Journal, 7 :1-3. [Details]
(1998) 'Castles of Carlow'
OConor, K. (1998) 'Castles of Carlow' Carloviana, 46 :37-42. [Details]
(1997) 'The origins of Carlow Castle'
OConor, K. (1997) 'The origins of Carlow Castle' Archaeology Ireland, 11 :13-16. [Details]
(1996) 'Tulsk Abbey'
OConor, K. (1996) 'Tulsk Abbey' County Roscommon Historial and Archaeologial Society Jorunal, 6 :67-69. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) Annual Conference of the Group for Irish Historic Settlement,
O'Conor, K. (2012) Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommom. [Chaired Session], Annual Conference of the Group for Irish Historic Settlement, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone , 19-MAY-12 - 19-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) Rathcroghan Archaeology Conference,
O'Conor, K. (2012) The Moated site at Cloonfree, Co. Roscommon. [Invited Paper], Rathcroghan Archaeology Conference, Cruachan Ai Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Co. roscommon , 13-APR-12 - 15-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) Chateau Gaillard - Border Castles,
O'Conor, K. (2012) Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon. [Chaired Session], Chateau Gaillard - Border Castles, Aabenraa, Denmark , 24-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012) The Annual Conference of the Sligo Field Club,
O'Conor, K (2012) Sligo Castle. [Invited Paper], The Annual Conference of the Sligo Field Club, Sligo , 20-MAY-12 - 20-MAY-12. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon - Annual Conference of Group for Irish Historic Settlement.
O'Conor, K (2012) Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon - Annual Conference of Group for Irish Historic Settlement. Conference Paper [Details]

Field Guide

  Year Publication
(2013) Roscommon Abbey - A Visitor's Guide.
O'Conor, K. and Shanahan, B. (2013) Roscommon Abbey - A Visitor's Guide. Field Guide [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
(2005) Introduction. Archaeologial Inventory of Co Sligo - South Sligo Government Publications Office, Dublin.
OConor, K. (2005) Introduction. Archaeologial Inventory of Co Sligo - South Sligo Government Publications Office, Dublin. Foreword [Details]
(2002) Introduction. The Medieval Castle in Ireland and Wales.
OConor, K., Kenyon,J., OConor, K. (2002) Introduction. The Medieval Castle in Ireland and Wales. Foreword [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2010) Pre-Norman Fortification in 11th- and 12th-century Ireland . 25th Château Gaillard Conference.
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) Pre-Norman Fortification in 11th- and 12th-century Ireland . 25th Château Gaillard Conference. Rindern, Kleve, Germany: Invited papers [Details]
(2010) Gaelic Elite Settlement in High Medieval Ireland. MacDonald Institute, Dept of Archaeology.
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) Gaelic Elite Settlement in High Medieval Ireland. MacDonald Institute, Dept of Archaeology. University of Cambridge: Invited papers [Details]
(2010) Castle Studies in Europe - the way forward. 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Michigan.
Oconor,K.D. (2010) Castle Studies in Europe - the way forward. 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Michigan. Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA: Invited papers [Details]
(2008) Booleying in later medieval Ireland . Ruralia Conference.
Oconor,K.D. (2008) Booleying in later medieval Ireland . Ruralia Conference. University College, Cardiff: Invited papers [Details]
(2008) The Rock of Lough Key . Dept of Archaeology.
O'Conor,K.D. (2008) The Rock of Lough Key . Dept of Archaeology. University College Cork: Invited papers [Details]
(2007) Past and present approaches to the study of Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland . 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
O'Conor,K.D. (2007) Past and present approaches to the study of Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland . 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. USA: Invited papers [Details]
(2007) Fortification in 12th- and 13th-century Ireland . POMLAS series of lectures, University of Exeter.
O'Conor,K.D. (2007) Fortification in 12th- and 13th-century Ireland . POMLAS series of lectures, University of Exeter. Exeter: Invited papers [Details]
(2006) Response to various papers on the archaeology of north Roscommon . 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA Keynote address.
O'Conor,K.D. (2006) Response to various papers on the archaeology of north Roscommon . 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Michigan, Kalamazoo, USA Keynote address. USA: Invited papers [Details]
(2006) Castle Studies in Ireland - the way forward. 23rd Château Gaillard Conference.
Oconor,K.D. (2006) Castle Studies in Ireland - the way forward. 23rd Château Gaillard Conference. Houffalize, Belgium: Invited papers [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
Information Plaque at Roscommon Castle .
O'Conor,K.D. Information Plaque at Roscommon Castle . Other Item [Details]
Information Plaque at Knockcranny Court Tomb, Co Roscommon.
O'Conor,K.D. Information Plaque at Knockcranny Court Tomb, Co Roscommon. Other Item [Details]
Information Plaque at Lough Meelagh Crannog, Co Roscommon .
O'Conor,K.D. Information Plaque at Lough Meelagh Crannog, Co Roscommon . Other Item [Details]
(2008) Roscommon Castle - a Visitor’s Guide, Roscommon .
Murphy, M. (2008) Roscommon Castle - a Visitor’s Guide, Roscommon . Other Item [Details]
(2003) Medieval Settlements. The Encylopaedia of Ireland.
O'Conor,K.D. (2003) Medieval Settlements. The Encylopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Other Item [Details]
(2003) Crannogs. The Encylopaedia of Ireland.
OConor, K. (2003) Crannogs. The Encylopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Other Item [Details]
(2003) Sweat Houses. The Encylopaedia of Ireland.
O'Conor,K.D. (2003) Sweat Houses. The Encylopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Other Item [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2011) The Royal Castles of Rindown, Roscommon and Athlone. Old Athlone Society.
O'Conor,K.D. (2011) The Royal Castles of Rindown, Roscommon and Athlone. Old Athlone Society. Athlone: Workshops [Details]
(2010) Roscommon Abbey. Roscrea Conference.
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) Roscommon Abbey. Roscrea Conference. Roscrea, Tipperary: Workshops [Details]
(2010) The De Burgo Castle of Ballymote. ‘Ballymote: A Gaelic Centre Conference’.
O'Conor,K.D. (2010) The De Burgo Castle of Ballymote. ‘Ballymote: A Gaelic Centre Conference’. Sligo: Workshops [Details]
(2010) Roscommon Abbey. Heritage Week, Roscommon Library, Roscommon.
Shanahan, B. (2010) Roscommon Abbey. Heritage Week, Roscommon Library, Roscommon. Roscommon: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Value of Heritage. keynote talk launching the Ballymote Heritage Weekend.
O'Conor,K.D. (2009) The Value of Heritage. keynote talk launching the Ballymote Heritage Weekend. Ballymote, Co Sligo: Workshops [Details]
(2009) Earthwork Castles in Co Laois . Laois Archaeological and Historical Society.
Oconor,K.D. (2009) Earthwork Castles in Co Laois . Laois Archaeological and Historical Society. Workshops [Details]
(2009) Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare. Sligo Field Club.
Oconor,K.D. (2009) Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare. Sligo Field Club. Sligo: Workshops [Details]
(2009) Walking Tour of Archaeological Sites in the Keadue Area. Heritage Week.
O'Conor,K.D. (2009) Walking Tour of Archaeological Sites in the Keadue Area. Heritage Week. Keadue, Co Roscommon: Workshops [Details]
(2009) Baginbun, Co Wexford - ‘How Ireland was lost and won’ . Waterford Treasures Museum.
Oconnor,K.D (2009) Baginbun, Co Wexford - ‘How Ireland was lost and won’ . Waterford Treasures Museum. Waterford: Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Rock of Lough Key. Ballymote Heritage Weekend.
O'Conor,K.D. (2009) The Rock of Lough Key. Ballymote Heritage Weekend. Ballymote, Co Sligo: Workshops [Details]
(2008) The Rock of Lough Key. Cruachan Ai Visitor Centre.
O'Conor,K.D. (2008) The Rock of Lough Key. Cruachan Ai Visitor Centre. Tulsk,  Co Roscommon: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Ballymote Castle. Ballymote Community Enterprise Group.
Oconor,K.D. (2008) Ballymote Castle. Ballymote Community Enterprise Group. Ballymote, Sligo: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare. Tirerrill Archaeological and Historical Society.
Oconor,K.D. (2008) Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare. Tirerrill Archaeological and Historical Society. Sligo: Workshops [Details]

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership The Heritage Council 25-JAN-12 / 25-JAN-16

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Arnaud De Volder Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Brian Shanahan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Eugene Costello Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor