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Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy (Kilkenny)

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69 John Street

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In what ways does archaeology impact positively on our society and economy? How can this be sustainably deepened? Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy (Kilkenny) will be a four-day event where these questions are thoroughly addressed.

The event is organised along the four overlapping themes of creativity, community and well-being, placemaking, and the economy.

Dig will be of relevance to community leaders, local authority professionals, archaeologists, developers, architects, arts professionals, tourism professionals, heritage officers, planners, landscape architects, architectural conservation architects, and community workers.

The main spine of Dig will be a two-day conference where national and international speakers will talk about best practice projects they have led (November 6th & 7th). Complementing the conference will be a series of workshops and tours which will deepen learnings.


Outline event programme:

Monday, Nov 5th, 7pm, Keynote lecture on Archaeology and Society by Prof. Brian Fagan. Venue: The Set Theatre.

Several tours of relevant sites in Kilkenny City will also occur on Monday.

Tuesday, Nov 6th, 9.30am, Conference focusing on themes of Creativity and Community and Well-being. Venue: The Set Theatre.

Wednesday, Nov 7th, 9.30am, Conference focusing on themes of Economy and Placemaking. Venue: The Set Theatre.

Thursday, Nov 8th, 9.30am, Workshops and tours. Topics include: Conservation plan making for archaeologists, the role of archaeology and archaeoligists in placemaking, writing for a general audience, the relationship between tourism and archaology. Venues: throughout Kilkenny City.


Please note that the full list of speakers, workshops, panel discussions and tours will be posted by Thursday, Sept 20th. Details will be posted both here and on heritgecouncil.ie. On Sept 20th individual day tickets will also be made available.


Speakers and workshop leaders:

  • Prof. Brian Fagan, University of California – Topic: Archaeology and society
  • Benjamin Grahn Danielson, Archaeologist, Picea Kulturarv – Topic: The archaeology of pinboards and the recent social history of a place
  • Sophie Jackson, Director of Research and Engagement, Museum of London Archaeology – Topic: Archaeology and placemaking
  • Diarmaid Walshe, Co-Creator, Operation Nightingale – Topic: Archaeology as a social unifier
  • Sarah Maltby, Director of Attractions, York Archaeological Trust – Topic: Archaeology as an attraction for visitors and a enhancer of local sense of place
  • Eamonn McEneaney, Director, Waterford Museum of Treasure – Topic: Archaeology based regeneration in Waterford
  • Paul Ross, Co-Owner, Cartoon Saloon – Topic: The archaeology of animation
  • Clare Tuffy, Manager, Brú na Boinne UNESCO WHS visitor centre, OPW – Topic: Engaging with the local community
  • Jane Hebblewhite, Senior Heritage Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council – Topic: creating vibrant public places from archaeological monuments
  • Barney Devine, Development Manager, Battles Bricks and Bridges – Topic: Archaeology as a way of bring a community together and dealing with conflict
  • Kate Clark, Deputy Director, Heritage policy and engagement, Welsh Government – Workshop topic: Conservation planning for archaologists
  • Sharon Greene, Editor, Archaeology Ireland - Workshop topic: writing for a general audience
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