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...

Dr. Eileen Reilly (RIP) – Friend, Colleague and former Vice-Chair

It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the tragic passing of our dear friend Dr Eileen Reilly MIAI. Eileen was Vice-Chair of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland from 2013 through to 2015. Eileen was an environmental archaeologist and one of few who specialised in archaeoentomology – the analysis of insect remains in archaeological soils. A graduate of Archaeology and Geography at University College Dublin in 1992, Eileen completed an MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy at Sheffield University in 1995. Eileen worked on a number of research and commercial excavation projects as an archaeoentomologist between 1995-2002, including The Lisheen Mine Archaeological Project, Temple Bar West and Corlea Bog, and participated in the INTAR 3 research project in Novgorod, Russia. Eileen joined the Department of Botany at Trinity College Dublin, to carry out her PhD research examining insect biodiversity and woodland history change due to natural and human-driven influences. After completing her PhD in 2008, Eileen continued to enjoy working in both the research and commercial archaeological sectors, including high profile projects such as the multi-period wetland complex at Edercloon and the Early Medieval monastic site of Skellig Michael, as well as the EPA-funded project Extreme Weather, Climate and Natural Disasters in Ireland project, and the Discovery Programme’s Environmental Pilot Project. Between 2011-2013, Eileen worked with the National Museum by analysing samples from the iconic Viking Age Fishamble Street site, one of the very few archaeoentomological studies of a major urban settlement in Europe, which fuelled her post-doctoral research project at UCD Archaeology, ‘Dirt, Dwellings and Culture: Reconstructing living conditions in early medieval Ireland and Northwestern...

Board vacancies

The IAI is currently seeking expressions of interest from Members to serve on the Board of the Institute. The current vacancies are available:   Honorary Secretary Treasurer Ordinary Board Member   Any Full Member (MIAI) in good standing is eligible to serve on the Board. Please forward any expressions of interest by Friday 3rd August by emailing iaiarchaeology[@]gmail.com or post to 63, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 to arrive before close of business on Friday 3rd August 2018.   Regards, IAI...

CPD workshop of post medieval pottery 13 October 2018

IAI is delighted to offer a CPD practical workshop of post-medieval pottery titled Pottery Identification (i) – post medieval pottery and associated material on Saturday 13th October 2018 in IAI office (Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland) 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The trainers are Rosanne Meenan (Independent ceramic expert) and Frank Myles (Archaeology and Built Heritage). Places should be reserved in advance and people interested in attending should return the registration form by email to iaiarchaeology[at]gmail.com Course outline – Post-medieval pottery course outline Registration – Registration Form –...