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...

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...

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 –...

CPD workshop on Experimental Archaeology Saturday 21 July

IAI is delighted to offer an experimental archaeology CPD workshop delivered by UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture, University College Dublin. The workshop titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place on Saturday 21 July 2018 in the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture within the grounds of UCD. The trainers are Dr. Brendan O’Neill and Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan. This event will focus on early medieval technologies, allowing attendees to actively participate in an iron smelt. This workshop is part of a series designed to engage with professionals, researchers and interested parties at all levels. The event is open to all. Places must be reserved in advance by emailed the completed registration form below to iaiarchaeology[at]gmail.com. Registration Form – 21.7.18 Course outline and schedule...

CPD event 12 May 2018

The next IAI CPD will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018 with Dr. Conor Brady at Skerries Mills, Skerries with an introduction to fieldwalking techniques. Full programme and registration forms in Members section. Non members are welcome and can register by emailing ...