Upcoming Events

CPD Exploring our Vernacular Heritage (free/online)

The IAI is pleased to announce a CPD presentation by Barry O’Reilly of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, on Friday 22nd October, at 2 pm. This seeks to highlight the distinctiveness of our vernacular heritage as the most fundamental and enduring aspect of human activity. Its relevance for the archaeologist is illustrated through exploring its materials and crafts, buildings and settings, as well as the various layers of the vernacular landscape. Barry has been researching and writing on the built vernacular heritage in Ireland and abroad for several decades. He has lectured extensively at UCD, TCD and elsewhere, is author of Living under Thatch (2004), co-author of Ballyknockan: a Wicklow stone-cutters village (1997) and numerous articles for journals. He is editor for Europe in the forthcoming revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Over the last decade and a half, vernacular settlements/hamlets and the vernacular/traditional landscape have been his principal research interests. Based at the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage since 2003, he is responsible for the forthcoming ‘A Living Tradition: a three-year strategy for our built vernacular heritage’. Interested members can contact secretary@iai.ie to register for this free WebEx... read more

CPD event on Heritage Council projects and funding (free/online)

The IAI is delighted to announce an online  CPD event by Ian Doyle of theHeritage Council, on Friday 15th October, at 2pm. Ian will describe the work of the Heritage Council across its many programmes and will describe the main kinds of funding schemes that are available. Details on archaeological projects and in particular those involving community approaches will also be covered. Ian Doyle is Head of Conservation with the Heritage Council and is currently chair of the Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee on Archaeology. Interested members can contact secretary@iai.ie to register for this free WebEx event.... read more

Administrator/CPD Co-ordinator post

The IAI is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Administrator & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all administrative duties linked with the Institute, which is the representative body for the archaeological profession on the island of Ireland. As the  Administrator and CPD Co-ordinator you will be primarily based in our office at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, however the option of remote working will be supported. Further details here. CV and Cover letter to chair[@]iai.ie  Closing date for applications 22nd October... read more

IAI Conference 2020

The annual IAI conference 2020 and AGM will talk place on Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th April in the Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road, Belfast. The theme is Archaeology 2020 – where are we now, where are we going?. The conference will discuss various aspects of being an archaeologist in 2020, including the job pf archaeology, archaeology in plan and large infrastructural developments. If you would like to submit a presentation or poster, please contact the conference organiser Dr Lorna O’Donnell (odonnell.lorna@gmail.com) by the 14th of February 2020 with a title and approximately 200 word... read more

Want to warm up on a cold day – Iron smelt CPD on 7th December 2019

Join us for the final face-to-face CPD event of the IAI CPD 2019 calendar. The workshop titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place on Saturday 7 December 2019 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. Registration is essential as places are limited due to the practical nature of the training. Full details and registration form on our CPD... read more

Invasive Species training for Archaeologists

The next CPD event entitled Invasive Species and Archaeology – Awareness and Best Practice will takes place on Friday 25th October 2019 in Transport Infrastructure Ireland office, Parkgate Street, Dublin. 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. This is a free event to attend. Registration is essential, so please populate and return via email the registration form. Full details and registration form on CPD event page of the website.... read more

UAV/Drone CPD event, Knowth House, Brú Na Bóinne, Co. Meath

Unique opportunity to learn about the usefulness and value of UAV’s for archaeologists and learn about the guidance and best practice in terms of operating a UAV. This event will include a practical drone flight session with expert trainers. The event runs from 1.30-8pm. Full details and registration forms on the CPD section of the... read more

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... read more