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Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Conference 2017

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The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland are pleased to announce that the 2017 IAI Conference will be held in Dublin on March 31th and April 1st. This year’s Conference features themed sessions exploring Community Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Medieval and Historical Archaeology.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr Meriel McClatchie of UCD. Dr McClatchie will present her latest research in Environmental Archaeology on Food ‘facts’: new findings and emerging challenges in the investigation of ancient foodways.


Dr Stephen Davis, Cathy Moore & Mick Drumm
Excavations at Tlachtga 2014–2016

Yolande O’ Brien
The prehistoric origins of the Midland Corridor routeway

Dr Robert Hensey
Light at the end of the tunnel: a phase of enlargement at Newgrange?

Neil Jackman
The Hellfire Club Archaeological Project: the first chapter of an archaeological storytelling project.

Dr Thor McVeigh
Timing is everything—a theoretical perspective on the structure of Neolithic–Bronze Age calendars in the British Isles

Kevin Kearney
The Mesolithic/Neolithic Transition in southern Ireland: linking multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental evidence to the archaeological record.

Fintan Walsh

The Ulster Scots Archaeology Project

Conor McDermott, Matthew Seaver, Dr Graeme Warren
Recent Archaeological Fieldwork at Glendalough: community engagement, research, management, teaching

Isabel Bennett
The Corca Dhuibhne 3D Project

David McIlreavy
The Medieval Bray Project

Anne Carey
Exploring the heritage of a burgeoning suburb: a school-based community project in Knocknacarra, Galway

Shane Delaney
Ranelagh, Co. Roscommon: preliminary observations

Dr Eve Campbell
‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’: life and material culture in an Achill rundale settlement

Enda O’Flaherty
Triggering memory and meaning for the online public: the abandoned national schools of Ireland

Dave Swift
Reconstructing 1916

We also have a series of Special Presentations on "Developments in Irish Archaeology 2017" including:

Brendan O’ Neill - UCD School of Archaeology’s Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture

Edmond O’Donovan and Mary Teehan - Archaeology 2025 - Ireland’s Strategy

Peter Hinton and Michael MacDonagh - IAI and CIfA: a Strategic Partnership

Una McConville and Nick Maxwell - Archaeology Ireland: bringing the past on-line

Our conference is a forum for discussion and a networking opportunity.

We’re sure many of our conference delegates are looking forward to this years (ever-popular), Table Quiz on Friday night.

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