Emerging Landscapes  A celebration of TII archaeology books published 20-21

Emerging Landscapes A celebration of TII archaeology books published 20-21

Actions and Detail Panel


Date and time


City Wall Space

City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue

Dublin Civic Offices

D8 Dublin


View map

TII is delighted to announce our annual seminar, the first to be in-person since 2019 and part of the TII National Heritage Week programme.

About this event

Since 2005 TII has been an active Heritage Week participant, and we were disappointed not to be able to have any in person events since 2019.

Consequently with the return of our annual seminar, we are delighted that the authors of our recent TII publications have agreed to deliver short papers reflecting on their books.

Patricia Long - In the Vale of Tralee: the archaeology of the N22 Tralee Bypass

Shane Delaney - Around the Bay of Dundalk: archaeological investigations along the route of the M1 Dundalk Western Bypass

Dr Caitríona Moore - Between the Meadows: the archaeology of Edercloon on the N4 Dromod-Roosky Bypass

Fintan Walsh - The Road to Kells: Prehistoric archaeology of the M3 Navan to Kells and N52 Kells Bypass

and Neil Jackman's audiobook Unsilent Stones: Conversations with the inhabitants of Athlone's Abbey Graveyard which was shortlisted for an Archaeological Achievement Award in 2021.

TII is delighted Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Manchester, and pre-eminent scholar on Iron Age Britain, will be delivering a keynote lecture on this occasion.

These will be followed by a keynote lecture by Dr Melanie Giles entitled “Thrust me deep and stake me quick” (Alan Garner, Treacle Walker): the archaeology of bogs, bog bodies and bog things.

In Alan Garner’s 2021 novel Treacle Walker, a bog body speaks, begging to return to the bog in order that his sacrifice need not be in vain. In this new evaluation of bog bodies and bog things, Melanie Giles argues that they form part of an exchange of substances and vitalities which must be situated in the lives of communities in prehistory. In order to do so, she maintains that we must see through the pejorative attitudes of centuries of landscape travellers, ‘improvers’, and drainers to the rich world of boglands in the past. This re-enchantment through archaeology, she contends, is one of the fundamental ways in which we can create productive new relations with peatlands as part of our global response to the climate crises.

Please be advised that the keynote lecture will feature images of non-skeletal human remains.

Outline Schedule

15:30 to 16:00 - Registration and tea/coffee

16:00 to 17:40 - Authors papers followed by short break

17:45 to 18:45 - Keynote Lecture by Dr Melanie Giles

18:45 to 19:45 - Reception


This event is part of TII's national programme of events for Heritage Week 2022. for more information please visit https://www.tii.ie/news/archaeology/

Please note that this event is in-person only and not accessible on-line.

[Data Protection - Please note that by registering through eventbrite - any data submitted (name/email address) may be shared and processed outside of the EAA. Alternately, you can contact archaeology@tii.ie directly]

Emerging Landscapes  A celebration of TII archaeology books published 20-21 image

Share with friends