Michael Potterton

Michael Potterton is a Lecturer and Director of the MA in Local History in the
Department of History at Maynooth University. He is Chair of the Irish Historic
Towns Atlas and one of two Irish representatives on the International
Commission for the History of Towns. He is a member of the editorial board of
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, is the Series Editor of Maynooth
Studies in Local History and is Principal Investigator on the RIA-funded
Moynagh Lough Project. Michael worked for seven years as a Senior Research
Archaeologist with the Discovery Programme and a further seven years as Editor
with Four Courts Press. He is a Director of Dublinia and the Medieval Trust and
in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Among his
extensive list of publications are (with Margaret Murphy) Dublin Region in the
Middle Ages (2010) and (as co-editor with Christiaan Corlett), The town in
medieval Ireland in the light of recent archaeological excavations (2020).