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Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Conference: 29-31 March 2019
'A wild mountain borderland' lecture Friday 18 January
Prof Liz FitzPatrick will give a lecture on ‘A Wild Mountain Borderland’: The Locus of Gaelic Learned Families in 15th and 16th Century Ireland. Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies, Moore Institute Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Building 12 noon Friday, 18 January.
'Roscommon History and Society' book launch: 12 December 2018
Roscommon: History and Society, edited by Richie Farrell, Kieran O’Conor and Matthew Potter, was officially launched by Mr John Waters, Irish Times journalist, author and playwright, in the new Roscommon County Council offices in Roscommon town on Wednesday evening 12 December 2018.
Also speaking at the launch were; Mr Richie Farrell, Roscommon County Librarian (retired); Eugene Cummins, CEO, Roscommon County Council; Mr Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council; Ms Mary O’Connell, President, Roscommon Archaeological and Historical Society and Dr Kieran O’Conor, Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway.
'Roscommon: history and Society' is the twenty-sixth volume in the History and Society series published by Geography Publications under the general editorship of Professor William Nolan. It runs to 920 pages and contains 202 illustrations. It consists of 35 chapters, several of which deal with the rich archaeological heritage of county Roscommon, written by 37 authors, a third of whom, we are proud to say, are employees, retired employees or graduates of NUI Galway.
Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2019
Book Launch: 'Colomban et son Influence'
|Volume 1, 2017||Volume 2, 2018|
The second of three volumes of proceedings from the 2015 conference series organised by the international project Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy will be launched in Luxeuil-les-Bains, France, on 23rd November 2018. The series marked the 1400th anniversary of the death of Columbanus in Bobbio, Italy, in AD 615. The project arose form a Moore Institute project Columbanus; Life and Legacy co-founded and co-directed by Conor Newman (Archaeology, NUI Galway) and Mark Stansbury (Classics, NUI Galway). The proceedings are published by Rennes University Press and the final volume of proceedings from the conference held in Bangor, Co. Down, are in preparation.
'Lost and Found III' book launch: 2 December 2018
edited by Joe Fenwick (Archaeology, NUI Galway)
|Eithne Verling, Director of Galway City Museum.||Nick Maxwell, Publisher, Wordwell Ltd.||Joe Fenwick, Archaeology, NUI Galway|
Laser-scanning and Photogrammetry Workshop: Wednesday 4th July 2018
There will be a ‘Laser-scanning and Photogrammetry Workshop’
This initiative is hosted by the Discipline of Archaeology,
AYIA Conference 2018
Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2018
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.
(Click here for more details)
Public Lunchtime Lectures
Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series 2017 (Town Hall Theatre, Galway).
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
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
Book Launch: 15 December 2015
Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series, 2015: Natual and Human Heritages (Vodcasts)
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.