CPD Events 2019 –

Successfully communicating cultural heritage content using social media and other online sources on Friday 22nd November 2019 in 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 (Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland)

Registration is essential and places are allocated as people reserve them. The event commences at 10.00am (Registration from 9.45am) and finishing at 4.15pm

IAI is delighted to partner with The Discovery Programme – Centre for Archaeology and Innovation  Ireland, who has designed a one day training seminar, offering the participant an opportunity to learn and engage with experts in the heritage sector who will share their insights into communicating cultural heritage using social media and other online sources. The trainers for the day are Dr. Rebecca O’Neill (Project Coordinator at Wikimedia Community Ireland), Padraig Clancy (Project Development Officer, Failte Ireland), Deirdre Burns (Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council) and Dr. Linda Shine (Public Engagement and Outreach Officer, The Discovery Programme).

The one day training will tease out many of the main issues encountered in the promotion of the products of the cultural heritage sector. The topics addressed will include, the role of online content and the input required; how you can make social media pay or is it a labour of love?; striking a balance – setting a social etiquette and correct tone for use in the social media engagement; are online platforms like social media and blogging the major avenue for publication and publicity or is it a more engaging form of publication?; how do you identify the milestones in communicating in social media; what are the benefits and pitfalls of different social media platforms? what makes a successful media campaign? how do we ensure we engage a wide demographic, and how we can continue to engage with more traditional forms of media.

Course outline – Successfully communicating with social media – course outline

Course registration – Registration Form – 22.11.19

IAI wishes to thank the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for their funding support for the delivery of the IAI CPD programme 2019.

 

Experimental Archaeology: Early medieval iron smelting workshop on Saturday 7th December 2019 in the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture within the grounds of UCD. The trainer is Dr. Brendan O’Neill, UCD.

 

Illustration for archaeologists in October/November 2019 (date TBC) in Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The trainers are Sara Nylund and Liz Gardner

 

Dual themed weekend event (Due to circumstances beyond our control this event was re-scheduled to Spring 2020)
Lithic production techniques in University College Dublin. Trainer Dr. Bredan O’Neill
Field Walking Techniques at Skerries Mills, Skerries, Dublin. Trainer Dr. Conor Brady

Previous CPD events 2019

Prehistoric pottery: techniques, inclusions, analysis on Saturday 27 April 2019 in the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture within the grounds of UCD. The trainer is Dr. Brendan O’Neill, UCD.

The event in partnership with UCD under the IAI CPD programme will bring the participants through the stages of the techniques involved in prehistoric pottery production. Training will be done experientially, with participants learning through doing. The participants will prepare the clay and during the course of the day, produce a pottery vessel and learn about the decoration applied to the vessel, as it was in prehistoric times. The course will commence at 9am, with registration from 8.45am.

Lunch in not included in the course fee and people are advised to bring a packed lunch. There are facilities available on the campus. Advance booking is essential and further details will be emailed to registered attendees.

Registration form: 1901 Registration-Form-27.4.19 (click to download) to be returned to CPD Coordinator – iaiarchaeology[@]gmail.com

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – regulations, devices and usefulness for archaeologists on Friday 17th May 2019 in Knowth House, Brú Na Bóinne World Heritage Site, Co. Meath. The trainers are John Lalor (Senior Photographer, National Monuments Service), Dr. Paul Naessens (Western Aerial Survey/NUIG), Dr. Steve Davis (School of Archaeology, UCD), and Kevin Heuston (Drone Media Ltd)

The IAI would like to thank the Office of Public Work for granting permission to use UAV/Drones for training on the World Heritage Site and thereby enabling IAI deliver a unique opportunity for archaeologists to learn about UAV’s as they become more commonly used both inside and outside the profession.

This is an afternoon event and registration is from 1.30pm. Practical flight instruction will commence at 6pm until 8pm (weather dependent). Advance booking is essential, so please reserve your place or email and pay online. Payment can be taken at registration, plus ensure you have reserved a place before attending – iaiarchaeology[@]gmail.com

Course outline – UAV/ Drone Brú Na Bóinne CPD course outline (click to download)

Registration form: Registration Form – 17.5.19 (click to download) to be returned to CPD Coordinator – iaiarchaeology[@]gmail.com

 

Sampling for environmental remains on archaeological excavations: wood, seeds, pollen and insects on Friday 14th June 2019 in Ardmore Annexe, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin with the Members of Environmental Archaeology in Ireland hosted by UCD

The one-day workshop will consist of presentations and supporting practical laboratory sessions. Charred and waterlogged remains of plant macro-remains, pollen, wood and insects will be investigated. Sampling strategies will also be examined, with reference to the TII Palaeo-Environmental Sampling Guidelines ( https://www.tiipublications.ie/downloads/SRM/28-TII_palaeo-environmental-sampling_guidelines_Dec-2015.pdf ) and other approaches. The workshop will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.

Advance booking is required as this seminar involves  planned laboratory sessions.

Course outline – Environmental sampling CPD course outline

Course registration – Registration Form – 14.6.19

 

Best practice in the identification, recording and retrieval of bones for archaeologists on Saturday 21st September 2019 in Greenhills Hotel, Limerick City. Trainer Dr. Fiona Beglane (Sligo IT)/ Dr. Lynda Lynch (Independent Osteoarchaeologist)

This one day workshop offer participants to learn about both human and animal bone as found in archaeological contexts and best practice in recording and processing remains. The course involves formalised presentations and practical workshops. The event is open to IAI and non-IAI members and will be of interest to archaeologists and archaeological managers.

Course outline – Human and Animal bone CPD workshop 21.9.19

Course registration – Registration Form – 21.9.19

 

Underwater Cultural Heritage in Ireland: Process, Practice and Preservation on Saturday 12th October 2019 in Yeats Room, Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City). Trainer Dr. Connie Kelleher (Secretary, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group).

IAI is delighted to collaborate with the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group (IPMAG) who has designed this full day course as part of the IAI CPD programme.

The course will provide a general introduction to Ireland’s underwater cultural heritage (UCH), with a particular emphasis on post-medieval archaeology. It will include an overview of the relevant legislation pertaining to UCH and how this ties into the management and protection of UCH within the planning process in Ireland. Qualifications, suitability and competencies regarding working within the discipline will form part of the discussion, both from a commercial and recreational/scientific perspective. The course will conclude with a general discussion on the ethical questions relevant to UCH from a global perspective as well as highlighting some of the more recent discoveries in UCH in Ireland and elsewhere.

The event commences at 10am (Registration from 9.45) and closes at 4pm. Lunch will be from 1-2pm.

Registration Form – 12.10.19

 

Invasive Species and Archaeology – Awareness and Best Practice on Friday 25th October 2019 in Transport Infrastructure Ireland office, Parkgate Street, Dublin.

This is a free event to attend. Registration is essential. The event commences at 9.30am and finishing at 12noon after a light lunch

IAI is delighted to partner with TII’s Environmental Policy and Compliance section, who has designed a half day training seminar, offering the participant an opportunity to learn about invasive alien plant species (IAPS) from some of Ireland’s leading experts.

The event will introduce participants in the identification of IAPS and the root systems of the species. The participants will learn about the legal mechanism applicable to encountering and interfering with IAPS. The participant will be informed, through case study experiences, of the issues involved in a development context when IAPS are present on/within close proximity to a site. The seminar will offer practical advice on the do’s and don’ts of cleaning tools, equipment and machinery (where applicable) that are in use in an area of IAPS.

Course outline – Invasive species (TII:IAI) course outline October 2019

Course registration – Registration-Form-25.10.19

 

Events 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 Franc 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

Full details – Post-medieval pottery course outline

Registration form –  Registration Form – 7.7.18

 

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.

By participating in this workshop attendees will be able to better understand the range of archaeological indicators for iron smelting and their implications. These include the indicative archaeological evidence of burnt spreads, pits, charcoal spreads, fire-reddened soil, furnace fragments, and wastes, generally catagorised as ‘slag’.

Registration is essential as places are limited due to the practical nature of the training

Full details – Course outline and schedule 21.7.18

Registration form – Registration Form – 21.7.18

As part of the development of suite of regular CPD events, the IAI’s next CPD workshop entitled An introduction to field walking techniques for ploughzone archaeology will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin. The trainer for the day is Dr. Conor Brady (Dundalk Institute of Humanities).

This one day introductory training CPD course will enable participants learn how to set up effective recording controls for systematic field walking, carry out field walking with the supervision of a trainer who will assist in helping you identify materials of archaeological significance. The course will show how to record the finds, analyze the finds distribution and be familiar with best practice in terms of storing, recording and handing materials to the statutory authorities.

Participants should note that concerns over growth rates of crops due to uncharacteristic weather, which are beyond our control, may effect the extent of field walking on the day.

Registration Form – 

Course Content and Programme 12.5.18

Due to popular feedback and demand the IAI CPD workshop entitled An introduction to use and application of 3D photogrammetry for archaeologists and those in the heritage sector will take place on Thursday 29th March 2018 at University College Cork (UCCDH Active Learning Space). The trainers for the day are Gary Dempsey and Orla Peach Power.

The morning session will concentrate of the theory behind photogrammetry, based upon some useful case studies. Based upon feedback from previous workshops, the trainers have agreed to facilitate participants who may wish to bring along any small objects/ artefacts to use in the practical afternoon session.

Participants are encouraged to bring along a digital camera and laptop for their usage during the workshop. Please ensure you bring all necessary batteries and cables for your equipment.

Registration Form – 29.3.18 (pdf)/ Registration Form – 29.3.18 (word)

3D photogrammetry 29.3.18 (Course outline – click to download)

CPD Events 2017

The IAI CPD workshop entitled An introduction to use and application of 3D photogrammetry for archaeologists and those in the heritage sector will take place on Friday 30th June 2017 at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The trainer for the day is Gary Dempsey (Realsim/ VHN).

This one day training CPD workshop will enable participants learn about and engage with some of the software packages available, learn how to use their digital cameras effectively so that the images can confirm to the requirements of the software, add accurate scale and ground control points, and generate informative and accurate images of the objects photographed.

The course will consist of a morning where the theory will be outlined, as well as some useful case studies. The trainer will outline some of the pitfalls that archaeologists can avoid. The afternoon session will be based around the practical usage of the tools used in 3D photogrammetry and the generation of a useable end product.

(Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera and laptop computer – details are outlined on the course outline)

Course outline and Schedule  (Click to download)

Registration Form (pdf) / Registration Form (Word) (Click to download)

The IAI CPD workshop entitled An introduction to field walking techniques for ploughzone archaeology will take place on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin. The trainer for the day is Dr. Conor Brady (Dundalk Institute of Humanities).

This one day introductory training CPD course will enable participants learn how to set up effective recording controls for systematic field walking, carry out field walking with the supervision of a trainer who will assist in helping you identify materials of archaeological significance. The course will show how to record the finds, analyze the finds distribution and be familiar with best practice in terms of storing, recording and handing materials to the statutory authorities.

(Please note: this is a practical field based training course. Participants need to bring suitable footwear and clothing for a day on site in a ploughed field. Skerries Mills have kindly made their facilities available to participants).

 Course Outline and Schedule 2017 (Click to download)

Registration Form (pdf) / Registration Form (Word) (Click to download)

The IAI CPD seminar entitled  Successful use of social media for those in the cultural heritage sector will take place on Friday 17th February at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 . The trainers for the one-day seminar are Damien Shiels (Irish in the American Civil War/ Rubicon Heritage), Niamh Donnellan (Heritage Week Coordinator, Heritage Council) and Siobhan Pierce (Education Officer, Archaeology and Natural History, National Museum of Ireland).

The one day training seminar will tease out several queries that will be of value to people in the cultural heritage sector. The topics addressed  will include, the role of blogging; an outline of the input required to run a successful blog; how you can make social media pay or is it a labour of love?; striking a balance – setting a social etiquette and correct tone for use in the social media engagement; is social media and blogging the new form of publication or is it a more engaging form of publication?; identifying the milestones in communicating in social media; what are the benefits and pitfalls of different social media platforms?; what makes a successful media campaign?.

The formalised presentation will be followed by an afternoon participants guided workshop.

Course outline and schedule (Click to download)

Registration Form (pdf) ( /  Registration Form (Word) (Click to download)

Registration on the day will open at 9.40am and the course will commence at 10.00am. The course will run until 4.00pm. Advance booking is recommended.

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