Welcome to the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI)

The IAI is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

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Welcome To The IAI

The IAI is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The aim of the IAI, through the representation of our members, is to advance and strengthen the profession of archaeology in Ireland. Our vision is that we will have a vibrant and sustainable archaeological profession that actively contributes to the protection of our archaeological resource, which in turn contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the entire community. To achieve our aim and vision, we are committed to a range of long term measures, including:

  • The implementation of our 3-Year Plan 2015-2018
  • Promotion and development of the IAI Codes of Professional Conduct
  • Facilitating the Continuous Professional Development of our members
  • Active engagement with all the stakeholders involved in the management and protection of our archaeological resource
  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of our archaeological heritage

I hope that you enjoy our website and that you find the information contained here useful and informative.

~ IAI Chair

Latest IAI News

Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) – Court’s decision

The Labour Court’s decision on the application to the Labour Court for a Sectoral Employment Order to apply to Commercial Archaeologists was handed down in mid December 2016. The decision is available to download – SEO decision Dec... read more

IAI Conference 2017 – Call for papers

IAI Conference 2017 – Call for papers The annual IAI conference 2017 will take place on Friday the 31st of March and Saturday the 1st of April in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel in Dublin. This year’s conference will feature four themed sessions on prehistory, environmental archaeology, community archaeology and historic archaeology. The call for papers is now open and will close on Monday the 30th of January. Those who are interested in presenting at this conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words in length to iaiarchaeology@gmail.com Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. We look forward to hearing from... read more
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