Irish national report on Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2024 – 2029

In advance of the upcoming European Parliament elections in June, the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) together with its expert Communities, Advisory Committees and partner organisations compiled “Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection”. This list comprises the five most pressing topics that fall into the remit of the European Parliament. These topics were: Addressing climate…

Submissions for IAI Newsletter 2024

IAI winter newsletter 2023 was distributed to members in December 2023 thanks to Ros Ó Maoldúin. We want to thank all those who contributed to the issue. The call for submissions of content for the 2024 edition of the newsletter is now open. If you are undertaking a research project, conducting an excavation, planning an…

Photogrammetry for Archaeological Documentation with Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age

The IAI is pleased to announce an upcoming CPD on Photogrammetry for Archaeological Documentation with Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age. In this one-day workshop participants will gain insights into functional use cases of photogrammetry within the field of archaeology. Throughout the workshop, attendees will learn how to effectively utilize photogrammetry for visualization and measurement purposes, enhancing their…

Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024-2034

The National Monuments Service (NMS) has launched a public consultation for the Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024-2034 which will run from 11 March to 10 April 2024. This Strategy will set out a vision for World Heritage in Ireland with an aim to ensure that it is developed and managed in line with…

‘Re-discovering Emain Macha: ritual, religion kingship in Later Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland’ seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson

Join us for an online evening seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson of Queen’s University Belfast on his recent work from Emain Macha on Tuesday 12 March at 6.30pm. This seminar will present new results from large-scale geophysical survey in the Navan Fort landscape and targeted excavation of new parts of the Navan Fort complex itself….

Machine Learning CPD with the Discovery Programme

Join us in-person for a CPD with the Discovery Programme on machine learning and how it can be used in an archaeological context. This CPD will be taking place on Wednesday 28 February at the Discovery Programme Offices Merchants Quay in Dublin, 2-4pm. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) and other remote sensing prospection techniques are significant…

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) call for an immediate ceasefire and end to the siege in Gaza, in support of Palestine, its people, its archaeologists, and its heritage

On 12th December 2023 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. As archaeologists and board of IAI, we are issuing this statement reiterating that resolution and call for an immediate ceasefire and end to the siege in Gaza to allow full humanitarian aid access, and also call for…

Our newly-updated website

We are happy to share the newly updated website for the IAI which aims to facilitate better membership access and inform the general public of our ongoing events and achievements and we would like to thank the Heritage Council for funding the redesign and relaunch of our new website. We would encourage all members to log in…