Nexus—people and places through time

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This conference is presented by the National Monuments Service and organised by Archaeology Ireland

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Humans exist in a shared web of connections based largely on physical actions and experiences like travel, meeting, eating and storytelling.

Nexus—people and places through time

16 October 2021. Online

4th annual National Monuments Service archaeology conference

Session 1

May the road rise to meet you – Irish toghers and the stories they can tell us.

Cathy Moore, Wood artefact specialist, Archaeological and Built Heritage.

If the Walls Could Talk: Bringing the architecture of the Great Northern Railway of Ireland to life.

Siobhan Osgood, IRC funded PhD researcher, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin.

Q & A facilitated by Dr Sharon Greene

Session 2

Time travelling: excavation of an ancient avenue at Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

Steven McGlade, Archaeology Plan

A guidebook on the way: encountering archaeology on the Waterford Greenway.

Dave Pollock, Archaeologist and illustrator, Archaeografix, Waterford.

Q & A facilitated by Dr Sharon Greene

Session 3

Boyne to Brodgar: revealing and celebrating the interconnected nature of the Neolithic in Ireland, Britain and the Isle of Man.

Alison Sheridan, Former Principal Archaeological Research Curator in the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland.

Foodcult - exploring the cultural role of food in early modern Ireland.

Susan Flavin, Associate Professor of History in the School of Histories and Humanities, TCD.

Q & A facilitated by Neil Jackman

Session 4

Manifesting the Ghosts of Place through Archaeology and Empathy.

April Beisaw, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College, New York, USA.

Landscapes of difficult heritage - the archaeology of painful and conflicted pasts.

Gustav Wolentz, Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany.

Q & A facilitated by Neil Jackman

For further information and enquiries contact Una MacConville: or call the Wordwell office; 01 2933568

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Archaeology Ireland provides a constant stream of articles, news and features, covering many areas in archaeology including science, art, architecture, history, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, religion and more. This magazine offers readers a broad range of well-researched, lavishly illustrated articles on a range of topics at an accessible level to all, whether it’s a passing or professional interest. Archaeology Ireland is a key reference guide for students, visitors from abroad, those in the field, and all archaeology fans with an interest in Ireland’s archaeological wonders. The magazine was founded 1987 with among others, Gabriel Cooney, Claire Cotter, Nick Maxwell, Una MacConville and Emer Condit and it become one of Ireland’s key archaeological resource.

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