JIA Call for Papers & shorter paper format

JIA Call for Papers and announcement of shorter paper format The Call for Papers for Vol. XXVIII 2019 of the Journal of Irish Archaeology (to be published in late 2019) will close on 28 February 2019.   In addition to longer PAPERS, the Journal of Irish Archaeology is now also seeking submissions of shorter REPORTS. Both should have a strong analytical component, but PAPERS will have more substantial discussion sections in which the broader implications of the research are considered. REPORTS may be more technical, address a narrower topic, and/or have a narrower analytical context. For example, a PAPER on the excavation of a Mesolithic flint scatter may contextualize the new findings within a broader analysis of Mesolithic mobility and subsistence patterns. A REPORT on the same Mesolithic flint scatter may restrict its analysis to contextualising the finds within our current understanding of Mesolithic flint tool technology.   PAPERS should be no longer than c. 10,000 words, including bibliography, tables and captions. Authors considering submission of papers of greater length must discuss them with the editor (currently Dr Katharina Becker) in advance of submission. REPORTS should be c. 3,500 words including bibliography, tables and captions. The editor reserves the right to determine the categorization of a submission as a PAPER or a REPORT. If an author is unsure about whether their work would be better submitted as a PAPER or a REPORT, they are encouraged to contact the editor (jiaeditor@iai.ie).   The JIA Editorial Board would particularly encourage archaeologists working in the commercial sector to consider making submissions of shorter REPORTS to the...

Call for papers now open

The call for papers for the IAI 2019 Conference is now open. IAI 2019 Conference will take place in the River Lee Hotel, Co. Cork on April 5th and 6th 2019.   The title of this Conference is “Now and Again: Current and Recurring Issues Facing Irish Archaeologists” and the theme for Day 1 of this Conference will be the Archaeological Profession itself. Papers can be of varying lengths ranging from 5-minute position statements to 20-minute outlines. These papers will be used as a starting point for round table discussions at the Conference to gather data and opinions on topics and issues facing the profession, such as the grading of archaeological practitioners; training of archaeological professionals; and “The Definition of an Archaeologist”. The outcomes of the Conference will allow the IAI to develop an agreed Definition of an Archaeologist that encompasses all strands of the Profession. The format of this Conference is as follows: Friday 5th April Day 1 – Session 1: Presentations from key stakeholders and wider membership on the issues facing Irish Archaeologists focused with a view to provoking further discussion at the round tables. Day 1 – Session 2: Round table discussions consisting of 8-10 participants. Opinions and experiences will be compiled with points reported back to the Conference. The IAI AGM Saturday 6th April Day 2: of this Conference will feature an Environmental Archaeology and Urban Archaeology theme with further details to be announced over the coming week. Those who are interested in presenting at the upcoming Conference should email an abstract of between 100 to 500 words with a title and an indication of...

Career opportunity

A position for Curatorial E – Archaeologist, Historic Environment Division, Northern Ireland Civil Service has been advertised. Closing date is Friday 30th November 2018. Full details (click to download pdf) – Job...

Impending strike action

The IAI is aware of impending strike action by the Archaeology Branch of the UNITE trade union as part of an ongoing industrial dispute with IAC Ltd. The IAI Board urges all parties to make use of the State’s industrial relations apparatus in order to resolve their differences and avoid further industrial action. The recent agreement between UNITE and Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd at the Workplace Relations Commission demonstrates that discussions can lead to positive outcomes for employers and employees. The IAI hopes that a similar accord can be reached in relation to the current...

Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy

IAI are proud to be partners in the forthcoming conference – Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy, which takes place between Kilkenny and Dublin from 5-9th of November 2018. A range of excellent speakers and topical/informative workshops takes place during the conference, all as part of a celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Book your place early to avoid disappointment, this is one of the highlights of 2018 for all in the archaeological profession. Full details and bookings...