‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ conference, Drogheda, 19th May 2019

IAI are proud to support the ‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ Conference in honour of Joe Norton, that will take place in Millmount Museum, Drogheda, Co. Louth on Saturday 18th May 2019 from 9am. A strong line up of speakers promise to make the conference a very worthwhile conference -full detail – Pipe conference brochure...

IAI 2019 Conference – booklet and abstracts

We’re looking forward to meeting with our many Members and non-Members at the IAI2019 Conference in River Lee Hotel, Cork on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April 2019. A very strong line up of speakers discussing many issues. Click to download – IAI Conference 2019 booklet of...

IAI Conference 2019 – Stakeholders and Roundtable Discussions

The 2019 IAI Conference will take place in the River Lee Hotel, Co. Cork on April 5th and 6th. The Conference, “Now and Again: Current and Recurring Issues Facing Irish Archaeologists”, will examine the Archaeological Profession itself. A number of Key Stakeholders have confirmed their attendance and will be giving position papers, including: Michael MacDonagh, National Monuments Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Johanna Vuolteenaho, Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities; Ronan Swan, Transport Infrastructure Ireland; Edel Bhreathnach, The Discovery Programme; James Kyle, UNITE – Archaeological Branch; Ian Doyle, Royal Irish Academy; Chelsea Ryan, Association of Young Irish Archaeologists; Ciara Brett, Local Authority Archaeology Officer Network; Maeve Sikora, National Museum of Ireland; FAME, the Federation of Archaeological Managers & Employers (speaker tbc).   In addition to the Stakeholder papers, we want to hear directly from the Membership. Currently registered to speak in this segment are: Charles Mount, Irish Concrete Foundation; Dr. Meriel McClatchie, UCD School of Archaeology; Liz Gardner and Sarah Nylund, Archaeological Illustrators; Dr. James Lyttleton, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group; Faith Bailey, IAC Archaeology. Those papers will be used as a starting point for Roundtable 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”. It is hoped that the concerns of Irish archaeologists that do not regularly present on the Conference circuit can be captured by this variable format. If you have a view on the challenges faced by the Profession, now is your chance to have it heard. The IAI wishes...

IAI Photography Competition – Cork 2019

The IAI is running its Photography Competition again this year. Photographs should represent aspects of Irish archaeology, and can include pictures of monuments, artefacts, or work in the field or lab. This year, to keep with the theme of the conference, we would like to see more photographs of archaeologists at work; and ones focusing on aspects of environmental and urban archaeology. Permission becomes very important in this context. Photographers should obtain permission to enter an image from individuals that appear in it. The IAI will not be able to validate each entry – submission will be taken as permission. Every year there are many wonderful entries to the competition. This year the IAI will run a Facebook campaign after the competition which will display all entries. If the entrant wishes, they can send a brief caption to accompany the image when it is posted. Please do not give detailed names or locations. Entry to the competition grants the IAI permission to use photographs in this campaign. A panel of judges from the Board of the IAI will select the winners.   Conditions: Only one entry per person is allowed. Professional photographers need to declare themselves. Images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 10MB. Images are to be submitted in jpeg format, along with captions, to media@iai.ie. The closing date for entries is Friday 29th March 2019.   Prizes this year are: First Place –  OPW Heritage Card and copies of guidebooks to the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East Second Place –  OPW Heritage Card and a copy of guidebook to Ireland’s Ancient...

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...