RIA 1-day conference: 5 Oct. 2017

"Revealing the buried past: archaeologial excavations in Ireland"

A one day conference presenting a selection of recent discoveries made through research excavations and smaller projects which have been supported by the Royal Irish Academy's Standing Committee for Archaeology will take place on the 5th October 2017 at the RIA, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
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Public Lunchtime Lectures

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2017 (Town Hall Theatre, Galway).

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2017 - School of Geography and Archaeology

Click here for a dpf version of the Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series in the Town Hall Theatre 2017

Some Archaeology Society Events for 2017

11 Jan - Socs Day Part 2, 10 am - 5 pm, Aras Na MacLeinn
14 Jan - Field trip to Slieve Aughty, leaving the quad at 10, back by 6
16 Jan - Triche Cét Lecture by Dr. Paul MacCotter, 7 pm, AC216
23 Jan - Cards Against Archaeology! 7 pm, AC216
30 Jan - Lecture by Dr. Michelle Comber - Caherconnell excavations, 7 pm,    AC216
6 Feb - Archery Workshop, 7 pm, location tbd
13 Feb - Llangorse, a Viking Crannog - Lecture by Dr. Alan Lane, 7 pm AC216
20 Feb - Wales Info Night, 7 pm, AC216
27 Feb - Corrib Log Boats Lecture by Dr. Karl Brady - 7 pm, AC216
7 Mar (TUESDAY!!) - Gold Filigree Lecture by Niamh Whitfield, 7 pm, location tbd
13 Mar - Mystery Event - watch this space for details! 7 pm, AC216
20 Mar - Film night, TBD, 7 pm, AC216
27 Mar - AGM, 7 pm, AC216
10 Apr - 14 Apr - Wales Field Trip, location, erm, Wales

Further informal discussion of lectures at Sliding Rock, unless otherwise noted.
Got questions? Got suggestions? archsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie, www.facebook.com/groups/NUIGArchSoc

Dr Mags Mannion to present a paper at the 8th International Congress of the Association Française pour l’Archéologie du Verre (AFAV)

Dr Mags Mannion will present a paper on her research on glass beads at the 8th International Congress of the Association Française pour l’Archéologie du Verre (AFAV).  Mags together with leading academics in the field of glass studies will present papers in English and French on the theme of GLASS IN WESTERN EUROPE AD 700-1600. Her paper will explore the variety of imported beads current in early medieval Ireland and discuss the appreciation of Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Continental glass beads by the native population and also their adoption and incorporation in the maintenance of individual status and authority.

The AFAV, French Association for Glass Archaeology was established in 1985, it is devoted to the promotion and study of ancient glass (from Antiquity to the Modern era) and dissemination of this research.  The association organises a triennial international conference on a specific themes and the publication of the proceedings of each conference.

The conference will take place from the 5-7 December 2016 in Besançon (France). The conference is organised by the AFAV together with the Department of Historical Heritage of Besançon and the city department of preventive archaeology, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de l’Environnement C. N. Ledoux  and the laboratory Chrono-Environnement. 

Click here to view Archaeology Society news and events throuthout 2016‌ and 2017

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2016

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2016

Territorial Boundaries - Seminar 2016

Territorial Boundaries and Topographies of Power in the Celtic West Seminar 2016

Book Launch: 15 December 2015

Archaeology Book Launch 2015

Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series, 2015: Natual and Human Heritages (Vodcasts)

Dr Brídín Carroll
Locating the Locale of Local Food.
A review of Irish consumers’ varied understandings of ‘local food’, arising from research which recognises the power attributed to localisation to address the ‘grand challenges’ facing the food system.

Dr Michelle Comber
Early Medieval Royalty to Gaelic Nobility - Excavations at Caherconnell Cashel, Co. Clare.
Caherconnell cashel was a high-status dwelling constructed around the 10th century AD, and occupied until the start of the 17th century. This talk explores its story and wider significance.
 
Dr Frances Fahy & Dr Mary Jo Lavelle
What’s Ireland Consuming?
Household consumption remains somewhat of a black box for policymakers. Focusing on external conditions – the impact of a global recession and economic downturn – we examine consumption activities based on a survey of 1,500 households.

Dr Maura Farrell
Rural Ireland: Moving Forward or Remaining the same.
Rural Ireland has witnessed unprecedented change in recent decades. These changes in contemporary spaces of rurality have resulted in the agricultural community sharing the landscape with a diversity of people, industry and communities.

Joe Fenwick
Repopulating the Archaeological Landscape of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.
A presentation of the re-emerging traces and places of past human settlement and activity hidden in the shadow of the great prehistoric monuments of the ‘bend of the Boyne’.

Conor Newman
The Sword in the Stone: the Galway Connection
Though usually considered the stuff of kingly legend, the motif of the sword in the stone appears to have some basis in reality. The story begins on the Maree peninsula.

 Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2015: Natural and Human Heritages