Ms Margaret Ronayne


Contact Details

College Lecturer
Archaeology
Room 211
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3701
E: maggie.ronayne@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

 Maggie Ronayne received her BA and MA from University College Cork (1992, 1994) and has also studied at the University of Southampton. She taught there and at Oxford University and trained students in excavation methods in Scotland, Ireland and France before joining the Department of Archaeology, NUI, Galway, in 1999.  She is a ex-officio executive member of the World Archaeological Congress (1994-2003).  

Maggie Ronayne works with grassroots communities and their organisations in a number of countries who are defending their lives, livelihoods, environment and cultural heritage against destructive development projects and has been involved in the investigation of negative impacts of a number of projects which have later been halted including the Ilisu dam project in southeast Turkey.  She has worked most often with women and their organisations to investigate and make visible women's central contribution to the care and defence of families, communities and culture.  She has carried out long term projects in this field of public archaeology in Turkey and Ireland in particular, based on principles of community involvement and mutual accountability. 

This work has set a number of precedents and been used as a model for other research in the field.  It has received regular media attention in a number of countries in Europe, as well as in Turkey, the US and China.

Maggie Ronayne also has a research interest in historical archaeology of the recent past and its amalgamation with a community archaeology approach, and is developing innovative work on the study of 19th century rural Ireland.  Her current research projects include the Archaeology of the Famine focused on the North Burren around Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare, the Burren Community Archaeology Project and a Public Art and Public Archaeology Project at the former psychiatric hospital of St Brigid's in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway in collaboration with artists from GMIT.

Research Interests

Maggie Ronayne works with grassroots communities and their organisations in a number of countries who are defending their lives, livelihoods, environment and cultural heritage against destructive development projects and has been involved in the investigation of negative impacts of a number of projects which have later been halted including the Ilisu dam project in southeast Turkey.  

She has worked most often with women and their organisations to investigate and make visible women's central contribution to the care and defence of families, communities and culture. 

She has carried out long term projects in this field of public archaeology in Turkey and Ireland in particular, based on principles of community involvement and mutual accountability. 

Her projects over c. 20 years have examined heritage tourism development, large scale infrastructural and hydroelectric development  and she is also interested in education and archaeology including the development of online learning resources.

Maggie Ronayne also has a current research interest in the historical archaeology of the recent past and its amalgamation with a community archaeology approach, and is developing innovative work on the study of 19th century rural Ireland.  Her current research projects include the Archaeology of the Famine focused on the North Burren around Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare, the Burren Community Archaeology Project and a Public Art and Public Archaeology Project at the former psychiatric hospital of St Brigid's in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway in collaboration with artists from GMIT.
 
 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Commitment, Objectivity and Accountability to Communities: Priorities for 21 st Century Archaeology Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites'
Ronayne, M. (2009) 'Commitment, Objectivity and Accountability to Communities: Priorities for 21 st Century Archaeology Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites'. 10 (4):367-381 [Details]
(2008) 'The State Were In on the Eve of World Archaeological Congess (WAC) 6: Archaeology in Ireland vs Corporate Takeover'
Ronayne,M. (2008) 'The State Were In on the Eve of World Archaeological Congess (WAC) 6: Archaeology in Ireland vs Corporate Takeover'. Public Archaeology, 7 (2):114-129 [Details]
(2006) 'Archaeology Against Cultural Destruction: the Case of the Ilisu Dam in the Kurdish Region of Turkey Public Archaeology'
Ronayne, M. (2006) 'Archaeology Against Cultural Destruction: the Case of the Ilisu Dam in the Kurdish Region of Turkey Public Archaeology'. (5):23-236 [Details]
(2001) 'The Ilisu Dam in southeast Turkey: Archaeology at risk'
Kitchen, W,Ronayne, M (2001) 'The Ilisu Dam in southeast Turkey: Archaeology at risk'. Antiquity, 75 :37-38 [Details]
(1998) 'Archaeological Dilemmas? Ethics, Materialities and Pasts Rethinking History'
Ronayne, M. (1998) 'Archaeological Dilemmas? Ethics, Materialities and Pasts Rethinking History'. 2 (3):321-329 [Details]
(1997) 'Object Lessons: The Politics of Identity in Archaeological Discourse Assemblage 2'
Ronayne,M. (1997) 'Object Lessons: The Politics of Identity in Archaeological Discourse Assemblage 2'. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2005) The Cultural and Environmental Impact of Large Dams in Southeast Turkey London: Kurdish Human Rights Project and National University of Ireland, Galway.
Ronayne, M. (2005) The Cultural and Environmental Impact of Large Dams in Southeast Turkey London: Kurdish Human Rights Project and National University of Ireland, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) The Ilisu Dam: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Culture London: Kurdish Human Rights Project and National University of Ireland, Galway.
Ronayne, M. (2002) The Ilisu Dam: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Culture London: Kurdish Human Rights Project and National University of Ireland, Galway. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Fieldwork at the Pict¹s Knowe; Holywood cursus complex, excavations, Place and memory Excavations at the Pict¹s Knowe, Holywood and Holm Farm, Dumfries and Galloway, 1994-8 Oxbow Books, Oxford'
Ronayne,M. (2007) 'Fieldwork at the Pict¹s Knowe; Holywood cursus complex, excavations, Place and memory Excavations at the Pict¹s Knowe, Holywood and Holm Farm, Dumfries and Galloway, 1994-8 Oxbow Books, Oxford' In: Oxford: [Details]
(2007) 'The Culture of Caring and its Destruction in the Middle East: Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology and Capitalism From ethics to politics, One World Archaeology Left Coast Press, California'
Ronayne,M. (2007) 'The Culture of Caring and its Destruction in the Middle East: Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology and Capitalism From ethics to politics, One World Archaeology Left Coast Press, California' In: [Details]
(2001) 'The Political Economy of Landscape: Conflict and Value in a Prehistoric Landscape in Ireland, Contested Landscapes: Movement, Exile and Place Oxford and New York: Berg'
Ronayne,M. (2001) 'The Political Economy of Landscape: Conflict and Value in a Prehistoric Landscape in Ireland, Contested Landscapes: Movement, Exile and Place Oxford and New York: Berg' In: [Details]
(1999) 'The Holywood Cursus Complex, Dumfriesshire, Pathways and Ceremonies: The Cursus Monuments of Britain and Ireland Oxford'
Ronayne, M., Thomas,J.S., Brophy,K., Fowler,C., Leivers,M.A., Wood,L. (1999) 'The Holywood Cursus Complex, Dumfriesshire, Pathways and Ceremonies: The Cursus Monuments of Britain and Ireland Oxford' In: Oxbow Books. [Details]
(1993) 'A New Agenda: The South-West and Beyond. Past Perceptions'
Twohig, E.S. (1993) 'A New Agenda: The South-West and Beyond. Past Perceptions' In: [Details]
(1993) 'Prehistory: A Present Perception. Past Perceptions'
Twohig, E.S. (1993) 'Prehistory: A Present Perception. Past Perceptions' In: [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Understanding Ireland's Great Famine: New Perspectives,
The conference committee consists of Maggie Ronayne, NUI Galway, Marie Mannion, Heritage Office of Galway County Council, Dr Mark McCarthy, GMIT and Dr Christy Cunniffe, Feild Monument Advisor of Glway County Council (2014) Inter-disciplinary and public conference on the Great Famine. Conference partners were School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway, Department of Heriitage and Tourism at GMIT, The Heritage Office of Galway County Council, Galway County heritage Forum, Quinnipiac University in the US. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Understanding Ireland's Great Famine: New Perspectives, Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe , 27-JUN-14 - 29-JUN-14. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2012) The Archaeology of the Famine in the Burren.
Maggie Ronayne (2012) The Archaeology of the Famine in the Burren. Article [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2001) Sites of Struggle and Sources of Profit: Cultural Heritage in the Age of Transnational Capitalism Paper presented at the. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, Dublin.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Sites of Struggle and Sources of Profit: Cultural Heritage in the Age of Transnational Capitalism Paper presented at the. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(1999) People-Land Relations in a Heritage Landscape in Ireland Paper presented at World Archaeological Congress 4, Cape Town, South Africa (1999) .
Ronayne,M. (1999) People-Land Relations in a Heritage Landscape in Ireland Paper presented at World Archaeological Congress 4, Cape Town, South Africa (1999) . Conference Paper [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
(2008) Ilýsu Barajý: Barbarlýk Ýçin Bir Anýt Türkiye’nin Kürt Bölgesindeki Ilýsu Barajý Ýçin Hazýrlanan Çevresel Etki Deðerlendirmesi Raporu Güncellemesi’nin Bir Deðerlendirmesi Translated by Ayþan Sönmez and published by BGST press online.
Ronayne,M. (2008) Ilýsu Barajý: Barbarlýk Ýçin Bir Anýt Türkiye’nin Kürt Bölgesindeki Ilýsu Barajý Ýçin Hazýrlanan Çevresel Etki Deðerlendirmesi Raporu Güncellemesi’nin Bir Deðerlendirmesi Translated by Ayþan Sönmez and published by BGST press online. Electronic Book [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2006) The Ilisu Dam: A Monument to Barbarism Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report Update for the Ilisu Dam in the Kurdish Region of Turkey (in consultation with grassroots communities from the reservoir area and the Global Women’s Strike) ( Report in PDF Format - 965KB).
Ronayne, M. (2006) The Ilisu Dam: A Monument to Barbarism Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report Update for the Ilisu Dam in the Kurdish Region of Turkey (in consultation with grassroots communities from the reservoir area and the Global Women’s Strike) ( Report in PDF Format - 965KB). Electronic Publication [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2009) Invited to deliver a short course and public lecture series on Development, Cultural Heritage and Professional Ethics at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul (November, 2009).
Ronayne,M. (2009) Invited to deliver a short course and public lecture series on Development, Cultural Heritage and Professional Ethics at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul (November, 2009). Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2008) Commitment, Objectivity and Accountability to Communities: Priorities for 21st Century Archaeology Invited Lecture at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK .
Ronayne, M. (2008) Commitment, Objectivity and Accountability to Communities: Priorities for 21st Century Archaeology Invited Lecture at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK . Invited papers [Details]
(2008) Ethics, Development and Archaeology  Invited Contribution to Debate Covered by the Media on Tara and the M3 Hosted by the World Archaeological Congress, University College Dublin.
Ronayne,M. (2008) Ethics, Development and Archaeology  Invited Contribution to Debate Covered by the Media on Tara and the M3 Hosted by the World Archaeological Congress, University College Dublin. Invited papers [Details]
(2005) Cultural Heritage, Cultural Destruction and the GAP Development Project in Turkey . Invited Lecture at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University Alumni Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.
Ronayne,M. (2005) Cultural Heritage, Cultural Destruction and the GAP Development Project in Turkey . Invited Lecture at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University Alumni Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. Invited papers [Details]
(2005) Dams and Cultural Destruction in Turkey and India Invited Presentation at One Day Seminar on Large Dams in India at University College London.
Ronayne,M. (2005) Dams and Cultural Destruction in Turkey and India Invited Presentation at One Day Seminar on Large Dams in India at University College London. Invited papers [Details]
(2004) Cultural Destruction in Ireland and Turkey. Invited Lecture to the Achill Archaeological Field School in Mayo, Ireland.
Ronayne,M. (2004) Cultural Destruction in Ireland and Turkey. Invited Lecture to the Achill Archaeological Field School in Mayo, Ireland. Invited papers [Details]
(2002) The Ilisu Dam and the Destruction of Culture Invited Presentation at the First Conference on Kurdish Cultural Heritage, University of Bergen, Norway .
Ronayne,M. (2002) The Ilisu Dam and the Destruction of Culture Invited Presentation at the First Conference on Kurdish Cultural Heritage, University of Bergen, Norway . Invited papers [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2008) Archaeology Needs to Recover Its Core Principles and Ethics . Irish Times.
Ronayne, M. (2008) Archaeology Needs to Recover Its Core Principles and Ethics . Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2002) Cultural Impacts: Preliminary Suggestions for an Assessment Framework . Damning Indictment: How the Yusufeli Dam Violates International Standards and Peoples Rights London and Paris: Kurdish Human Rights Project, Les Amis de la Terre, France Libertés, Friends of the Earth (UK), The Corner House, Ilisu Dam Campaign.
Ronayne, M. (2002) Cultural Impacts: Preliminary Suggestions for an Assessment Framework . Damning Indictment: How the Yusufeli Dam Violates International Standards and Peoples Rights London and Paris: Kurdish Human Rights Project, Les Amis de la Terre, France Libertés, Friends of the Earth (UK), The Corner House, Ilisu Dam Campaign. Other Item [Details]
(2002) Potential Cultural Impacts of the Yusufeli Dam I. Report by an International Fact-Finding Mission on the Yusufeli Dam in Turkey, published by Friends of the Earth.
Ronayne,M., Hildyard,N., Griffiths,H., Le Verger,M., Godinot,S.A. (2002) Potential Cultural Impacts of the Yusufeli Dam I. Report by an International Fact-Finding Mission on the Yusufeli Dam in Turkey, published by Friends of the Earth. Other Item [Details]
(2002) The Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Review and Critique . Public Archaeology.
Ronayne, M. (2002) The Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Review and Critique . Public Archaeology. Other Item [Details]
(2002) Large Dam Campaigns Update . World Archaeological Bulletin.
Ronayne, M. (2002) Large Dam Campaigns Update . World Archaeological Bulletin. Other Item [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam Project in Southeast Turkey . World Archaeological Bulletin.
Ronayne, M. (2001) The Ilisu Dam Project in Southeast Turkey . World Archaeological Bulletin. Other Item [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Review and Critique Submission to UK government .
Ronayne, M., Kitchen,W.H. (2001) The Ilisu Dam Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Review and Critique Submission to UK government . Other Item [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey: Archaeology at Risk . Antiquity.
Ronayne, M., Kitchen, W.H. (2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey: Archaeology at Risk . Antiquity. Other Item [Details]
(2000) In Defence of Memory: the Struggle for the Past and the Present in Chiapas . World Archaeological Bulletin.
Ronayne, M., Frassinelli, P.P. (2000) In Defence of Memory: the Struggle for the Past and the Present in Chiapas . World Archaeological Bulletin. Other Item [Details]
(2000) The Ilisu Dam Project in Southern Turkey . World Archaeological Bulletin.
Ronayne, M. (2000) The Ilisu Dam Project in Southern Turkey . World Archaeological Bulletin. Other Item [Details]
(2000) Paesaggi Irlandesi Neotradizionali: La Favola Della Tigre Celtica . La Contradizione.
Ronayne, M., Frassinelli, P.P. (2000) Paesaggi Irlandesi Neotradizionali: La Favola Della Tigre Celtica . La Contradizione. Other Item [Details]
(2000) Sustainable Stonehenge: Sustainable for What? . Rescue News.
Ronayne, M. (2000) Sustainable Stonehenge: Sustainable for What? . Rescue News. Other Item [Details]
(2000) The Destruction of Cultural Property in Conflict Situations . World Archaeological Bulletin.
Ronayne, M. (2000) The Destruction of Cultural Property in Conflict Situations . World Archaeological Bulletin. Other Item [Details]
(1999) Diatribe 8 (co-edited with the editorial board of the journal Diatribe).
Ronayne,M. (1999) Diatribe 8 (co-edited with the editorial board of the journal Diatribe). Other Item [Details]
(1997) Diatribe 7 (co-edited with the editorial board of the journal Diatribe).
Ronayne,M. (1997) Diatribe 7 (co-edited with the editorial board of the journal Diatribe). Other Item [Details]
(1993) Past Perceptions The Prehistoric Archaeology of South-West Ireland .
Ronayne,M. (1993) Past Perceptions The Prehistoric Archaeology of South-West Ireland . Other Item [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
Session Organiser, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Colonial and.
Ronayne, M. Session Organiser, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Colonial and. Workshops [Details]
(2010) Cultural Heritage Impacts of the Proposed Gleninagh Pumped Hydroelectric Scheme. Invited contribution to village meeting in Ballyvaughan organised by the village’s development committee on a reservoir proposal for Gleninagh mountain in the Burren, Co Clare.
Ronayne,M. (2010) Cultural Heritage Impacts of the Proposed Gleninagh Pumped Hydroelectric Scheme. Invited contribution to village meeting in Ballyvaughan organised by the village’s development committee on a reservoir proposal for Gleninagh mountain in the Burren, Co Clare. Workshops [Details]
(2010) Lios an Ru and 19th Cenury Deserted Villages Around Ballyvaughan. Invited lecture to the Clare Archaeological and Historical Society.
Ronayne,M. (2010) Lios an Ru and 19th Cenury Deserted Villages Around Ballyvaughan. Invited lecture to the Clare Archaeological and Historical Society. Ennis, County Clare: Workshops [Details]
(2010) Lios an Ru and 19th Cenury Tenant Villages Around Ballyvaughan. Invited lecture to the Burrenbeo Trust.
Ronayne,M. (2010) Lios an Ru and 19th Cenury Tenant Villages Around Ballyvaughan. Invited lecture to the Burrenbeo Trust. Kinvara, County Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2010) Lios an Ru and Deserted Villages Around Ballyvaughan, Organiser and speaker at open day on site and community report-back on fieldwork .
Ronayne,M. (2010) Lios an Ru and Deserted Villages Around Ballyvaughan, Organiser and speaker at open day on site and community report-back on fieldwork . Workshops [Details]
(2009) Cultural Destruction By Development and War: How Professionals Can Support Community Work to Defend Culture & Heritage . Invited contribution to international women’s gathering, London.
Ronayne, M. (2009) Cultural Destruction By Development and War: How Professionals Can Support Community Work to Defend Culture & Heritage . Invited contribution to international women’s gathering, London. Workshops [Details]
(2009) The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in the War on Iraq, Invited contribution to a panel on this topic organised by an Iraqi women’s group for the Iraqi community and others in London.
Ronayne,M. (2009) The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in the War on Iraq, Invited contribution to a panel on this topic organised by an Iraqi women’s group for the Iraqi community and others in London. Workshops [Details]
(2009) Development, Cultural Heritage and Professional Ethics, Invited lecture open to the public organised by academic colleagues at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, student groups and BGST Press at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul.
Ronayne,M. (2009) Development, Cultural Heritage and Professional Ethics, Invited lecture open to the public organised by academic colleagues at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, student groups and BGST Press at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul. Istanbul: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Development and its Impacts in Oaxaca, Mexico: Indigenous Communities Defend Culture and Heritage  . Invited public seminar to NUI Galway Archaeology Society.
Ronayne,M. (2008) Development and its Impacts in Oaxaca, Mexico: Indigenous Communities Defend Culture and Heritage  . Invited public seminar to NUI Galway Archaeology Society. Workshops [Details]
(2008) Defending Culture and Heritage from Destruction  . Invited contribution to international women's meeting organised by indigenous women from Oaxaca with international women's organisations in Oaxaca,Mexico.
Ronayne,M. (2008) Defending Culture and Heritage from Destruction  . Invited contribution to international women's meeting organised by indigenous women from Oaxaca with international women's organisations in Oaxaca,Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology Invited Lecture to NUI Galway’s Human Rights Society and Amnesty International .
Ronayne,M. (2006) Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology Invited Lecture to NUI Galway’s Human Rights Society and Amnesty International . Workshops [Details]
(2006) Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology Invited public lecture to NUI Galway’s Human Rights Society and Amnesty International.
Ronayne,M. (2006) Women’s Work, Water, War and Archaeology Invited public lecture to NUI Galway’s Human Rights Society and Amnesty International. Workshops [Details]
(2005) War, Cultural Destruction and Women’s Work to Defend Culture and Heritage, Invited Presentation at the National Forum on Women and Social Peace organised by the municipality of Kiziltepe-Mardin in southeast Turkey .
Ronayne,M. (2005) War, Cultural Destruction and Women’s Work to Defend Culture and Heritage, Invited Presentation at the National Forum on Women and Social Peace organised by the municipality of Kiziltepe-Mardin in southeast Turkey . Turkey: Workshops [Details]
(2005) The Cultural Impacts of Large Dams: A Global Perspective, Invited presentation to international policy conference on water and large dams organised by local and European NGOs and sponsored by the German government, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Ronayne,M (2005) The Cultural Impacts of Large Dams: A Global Perspective, Invited presentation to international policy conference on water and large dams organised by local and European NGOs and sponsored by the German government, Diyarbakir, Turkey. Turkey: Workshops [Details]
(2005) Women’s Work to Oppose Cultural Destruction by Large Dams, Invited presentation at Crossroads women’s centre, London .
Ronayne,M. (2005) Women’s Work to Oppose Cultural Destruction by Large Dams, Invited presentation at Crossroads women’s centre, London . Workshops [Details]
(2004) Large Dams and Development Projects: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Invited presentation at national gathering organnised by legal Action for Women.
Ronayne,M. (2004) Large Dams and Development Projects: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Invited presentation at national gathering organnised by legal Action for Women. London: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Tara, the M3 and the Impact of Road Development in Ireland, Invited presentation to public gathering organised by the Ecological Society, NUI Galway and assistance with organisation of the event (Easter, 2004).
Ronayne, M. (2004) Tara, the M3 and the Impact of Road Development in Ireland, Invited presentation to public gathering organised by the Ecological Society, NUI Galway and assistance with organisation of the event (Easter, 2004). Workshops [Details]
(2004) The Iraq War and the Destruction of Culture, Invited Presentation to a public meeting on the Iraq war in Ennis, Co Clare The other speakers were Denis Halliday (former Deputy UN Secretary General) and Ramsay Clark (former US Attorney General) .
Ronayne,M. (2004) The Iraq War and the Destruction of Culture, Invited Presentation to a public meeting on the Iraq war in Ennis, Co Clare The other speakers were Denis Halliday (former Deputy UN Secretary General) and Ramsay Clark (former US Attorney General) . Workshops [Details]
(2004) The Iraq War and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork.
Ronayne,M. (2004) The Iraq War and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork. Workshops [Details]
(2004) Tara, the M3 and the Impact of Road Development in Ireland, Invited Presentation to public gathering organised by the Ecological Society, NUI Galway (Easter, 2004).
Ronayne, M. (2004) Tara, the M3 and the Impact of Road Development in Ireland, Invited Presentation to public gathering organised by the Ecological Society, NUI Galway (Easter, 2004). Workshops [Details]
(2003) The Ilisu Dam: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Culture Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork.
Ronayne, M. (2003) The Ilisu Dam: Displacement of Communities and Destruction of Culture Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork. Workshops [Details]
(2002) The Destruction of Culture in War and by Development Projects in Kurdistan, Invited Presentation to a Kurdish women’s meeting organised by the Kurdish Community Centre in London (2002).
Ronayne,M. (2002) The Destruction of Culture in War and by Development Projects in Kurdistan, Invited Presentation to a Kurdish women’s meeting organised by the Kurdish Community Centre in London (2002). London: Workshops [Details]
(2002) Development and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Invited Presentation to the Achill Archaeological Field School in Mayo, Ireland.
Ronayne,M. (2002) Development and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Invited Presentation to the Achill Archaeological Field School in Mayo, Ireland. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Neo-Colonial Pasts, Dublin.
Ronayne,M. (2001) Neo-Colonial Pasts, Dublin. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Archaeological Labour and Third World Development Paper presented at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Archaeological Labour and Third World Development Paper presented at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference. Dublin: Workshops [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey Paper presented at the Department of Archaeology & Archaeology Society Seminar on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, NUI Galway.
Ronayne, M. (2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey Paper presented at the Department of Archaeology & Archaeology Society Seminar on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, NUI Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Displacing Community, Murdering History: The Ilisu Dam Project in Southeast Turkey . Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society and Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin.
Ronayne,M. (2001) Displacing Community, Murdering History: The Ilisu Dam Project in Southeast Turkey . Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society and Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin. Workshops [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork .
Ronayne, M. (2001) The Ilisu Dam in Southeast Turkey Invited Lecture to the Archaeology Society, University College Cork . Workshops [Details]
(2001) Seminar co-organiser and speaker at seminar hosted by Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway and Archaeology Society on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, Galway.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Seminar co-organiser and speaker at seminar hosted by Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway and Archaeology Society on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2001) The Ilisu Dam and the Destruction of Culture, Invited Presentation to the Newroz (Kurdish New Year) meeting organisedby the Kurdish community in Ireland.
Ronayne, M. (2001) The Ilisu Dam and the Destruction of Culture, Invited Presentation to the Newroz (Kurdish New Year) meeting organisedby the Kurdish community in Ireland. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Seminar Co-organiser with Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway and Archaeology Society: Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, Galway.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Seminar Co-organiser with Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway and Archaeology Society: Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights in Kurdistan, Galway. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Session Co-organiser, with JM Gidlow, Canterbury Archaeological Unit and IPMS, UK, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Working in Archaeology: Craft and/or Labour? Dublin.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Session Co-organiser, with JM Gidlow, Canterbury Archaeological Unit and IPMS, UK, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Working in Archaeology: Craft and/or Labour? Dublin. Workshops [Details]
(2001) Ilisu and the GAP Development Project in Turkey, Invited presentation to the Quartu Per Il Kurdistan festival organised by CGIL and the municipality of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy.
Ronayne, M. (2001) Ilisu and the GAP Development Project in Turkey, Invited presentation to the Quartu Per Il Kurdistan festival organised by CGIL and the municipality of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy. Italy: Workshops [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Deputy Head of Discipline of Archaeology /
Graduate Research Committee in Archaeology Member /
Teaching and learning committee School of Geography and Archaeology Member /
Teaching Committee, Archaeology Chair /
Students with Disabilities, Archaeology Liaison person for the discipline /
3/4BA Co-ordinator and Exams Officer, Archaeology Year Co-ordinator and Exams Officer /
Staff/Student Evaluation Panel Member /
Diploma Management, Archaeology Member /
Open Days Management, Archaeology Member /

Consultancy

  Client Description
Knockranny and Oldtown Community Group, Moycullen
Galway County Council and Slieve Aughty Community Archaeology Project
Museum of Country Life, Castlebar
Advice to the National Museum of Ireland’s Museum of Country Life at Castlebar regarding setting up an education project for primary and secondary school children on 19th century vernacular architecture
communities in the west of Ireland
In 2012/13 maggie Ronayne has advised a number of communities, community groups and individuals in Counties Galway and Clare on a pro bono basis regarding: 1. potential impact of development projects and appeals to An Bord Pleanala2. advice regarding particular archaeological sites and their settings3. other heritage-related queries4. community archaeology training
HSE West Galway Mental Health Services
pro bono consultation regarding 19th century building, formerly St Brigid's psychiatric hospital in Ballinasloe and its contents.Also involved consultations with National Museum of Ireland, Galway City Museum, Galway County Council. 
media organisations in different countries regarding Ilisu dam and GAP project, Turkey
pro bono media requests for information and/or quotes/interviews

Teaching Interests

 
Public and Community Archaeology

Archaeology of the Famine

Archaeology of 19th and 20th century Ireland

Historical Archaeology of the Recent Past 

Cultural and Colonialism

Archaeology of 19th Century Institutions

Critique of Heritage Management 

Role of Archaeologists in relation to Development 

Interpretation and Theory in Archaeology

Field Methods in Archaeology combined with a Community Based Approach

Developing Research Skills and Independent Learning at Undergraduate level

As the discipline staff is small I teach on a wide range of courses, some of which are not related to my current research interests such as introduction to Prehistory of Ireland and Europe
 
 
  

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2nd year University of Limerick History and Theory 3: Archaeology of 19th Century Institutional Space SAUL AR4033
Diploma in Archaeology Approaching the Past: Interpretation in Archaeology AR240
MA in Culture and Colonialism Archaeology and Colonialism
MA in Landscape Archaeology Interpreting Landscapes
1BA Prehistoric Ireland and Europe AR113
2BA Space, Place and the Irish Landscape TI254
2BA Interpretation in Archaeology AR236
3/4BA and HDip Minor Dissertation AR325
3/4BA and HDip Directed Studies AR348
3BA Public Archaeology AR343
MA in landscape Archaeology Managing Landscapes

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