CPD Exploring our Vernacular Heritage (free/online)

The IAI is pleased to announce a CPD presentation by Barry O’Reilly of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, on Friday 22nd October, at 2 pm. This seeks to highlight the distinctiveness of our vernacular heritage as the most fundamental and enduring aspect of human activity. Its relevance for the archaeologist is illustrated through exploring its materials and crafts, buildings and settings, as well as the various layers of the vernacular landscape. Barry has been researching and writing on the built vernacular heritage in Ireland and abroad for several decades. He has lectured extensively at UCD, TCD and elsewhere, is author of Living under Thatch (2004), co-author of Ballyknockan: a Wicklow stone-cutters village (1997) and numerous articles for journals. He is editor for Europe in the forthcoming revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Over the last decade and a half, vernacular settlements/hamlets and the vernacular/traditional landscape have been his principal research interests. Based at the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage since 2003, he is responsible for the forthcoming ‘A Living Tradition: a three-year strategy for our built vernacular heritage’. Interested members can contact secretary@iai.ie to register for this free WebEx...

CPD event on Heritage Council projects and funding (free/online)

The IAI is delighted to announce an online  CPD event by Ian Doyle of theHeritage Council, on Friday 15th October, at 2pm. Ian will describe the work of the Heritage Council across its many programmes and will describe the main kinds of funding schemes that are available. Details on archaeological projects and in particular those involving community approaches will also be covered. Ian Doyle is Head of Conservation with the Heritage Council and is currently chair of the Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee on Archaeology. Interested members can contact secretary@iai.ie to register for this free WebEx event....

Administrator/CPD Co-ordinator post

The IAI is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Administrator & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all administrative duties linked with the Institute, which is the representative body for the archaeological profession on the island of Ireland. As the  Administrator and CPD Co-ordinator you will be primarily based in our office at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, however the option of remote working will be supported. Further details here. CV and Cover letter to chair[@]iai.ie  Closing date for applications 22nd October...

Heritage Week 2021

In celebration of Heritage Week 2020 – the Board of IAI has produced a video presenting a summary for all audiences of the Eiscir Riada and the ancient roads of Ireland with Dr. Yolande...

Free Online CPD with Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – open to the public

Online lunchtime CPD event titled The Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – what we do and why we do it delivered by Dr. James Lyttleton (Chair of IPMAG). This event is a collaborative CPD event between IAI and IPMAG and will take place on Friday 26 March 2021 at 1pm. The talk will address some of the IPMAG’s advocacy work in relation to proposed heritage legislation and some of the projects relating to post medieval heritage that are progressing. The talk will be followed by a short questions and answer session and close at 2pm. To register for the event, please complete the registration form  – Registration Form – 26.3.21 and return by email to...

IAI/ iCAN collaborative CPD training on video content and editing

IAI in collaboration with the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) are delighted to open registrations to all members in good standing to register to attend a short series of online training sessions as an Introduction to video content and editing for those working in the heritage sector. Registration details are available on the CPD...