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SEMINAR: "Debating theories of Roman imperialism" by Dr Andrew Gardner, University College London

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

"Debating theories of Roman imperialism" by Dr Andrew Gardner, University College London

Thursday 10th April, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie

Date Posted: 02 Mar 2014

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Seminar: The'meSch' project exploring technological advances in museum contexts by Laura Maye, University of Limerick

UCD School of Archaeology & UCD Classics Museum Present:

"The'meSch' project exploring technological advances in museum contexts" by Laura Maye, University of Limerick

Monday 7th April, 2014 at 5:00 pm,
Room K012,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

Date Posted: 01 Apr 2014


SEMINAR: "Itineraries of Neolithic jet and amber beads: a microscopic view" by Prof. Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

"Itineraries of Neolithic jet and amber beads: a microscopic view" by Prof. Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden

 

Wendesday 26th March, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie

Date Posted: 02 Mar 2014

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SEMINAR: "The Cathedral Close of St. Canice's, Kilkenny" by Cóilín O'Drisceol, Kilkenny Archaeology

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

"The Cathedral Close of St. Canice's, Kilkenny" by Cóilín O'Drisceol, Kilkenny Archaeology



Thursday 6th March, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie

Date Posted: 02 Mar 2014

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SEMINAR: "Comparing pathways to agriculture: current evidence on crop domestication rates and contexts from across Asia" by Prof. Dorian Fuller, University College London

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

"Comparing pathways to agriculture: current evidence on crop domestication rates and contexts from across Asia" by Prof. Dorian Fuller, University College London



Thursday 27th February, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie

Date Posted: 21 Feb 2014

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SEMINAR: “Roman bathing and its legacy on Crete” by Dr Amanda Kelly

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

“Roman bathing and its legacy on Crete” by Dr Amanda Kelly, UCD School of Classics

Thursday 23rd January, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie

Date Posted: 17 Jan 2014

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SEMINAR: “Land Use and Community Differentiation in the European Neolithic: Isotopic Evidence” by Prof. Alex Bentley, University of Bristol

UCD School of Archaeology & Archaeological Society Research Seminar Series 2013/14

“Land Use and Community Differentiation in the European Neolithic: Isotopic Evidence” by
Prof. Alex Bentley, University of Bristol

Thursday 6th February, 2014 at 5:30 pm,
Room A109,
Newman Building,
UCD

All welcome

For further information contact: 
archaeology.soc@gmail.com or stephen.davis@ucd.ie


Date Posted: 17 Jan 2014

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MA in Archaeology scholarships for international students at UCD School of Archaeology, Dublin

International Students interested in applying for an MA in Archaeology at UCD School of Archaeology for 2014/2015 should note that there are some scholarships available.

Firstly, there is the prestigious UCD International Office’s Global Excellence Scholarships (DEADLINE IS 28th February 2014) targeted at North American applicants which cover full tuition fees http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/scholarships-and-funding/gt-scholarships-and-funding

Secondly, there are also 4 further UCD School of Archaeology/College of Arts and Celtic Studies scholarships, each worth €1,000 euros in fee remission, and these are available to assist non-EU applicants who have attained the equivalent of a high 2:1 (B+ or above) in their undergraduate degrees.

Application should be made through the normal MA application procedure stating in your personal statement that you would like to be considered for a Scholarship. If you would like to be considered you must apply on or before Friday 2nd May 2014.

The School will then nominate their best non-EU applicant to receive a scholarship by 4.00 p.m. Friday 16 May 2014. 

We will also be making 3 further nominations to the UCD CACS Graduate School at any point (but before 30 May) "to support other impressive candidates, or those working in research areas central to the core strategic priorities of the School."

Date Posted: 14 Feb 2014


Dr Aidan O'Sullivan elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA, London)

Congratulations to Dr Aidan O'Sullivan on his election as Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London on October 24th 2013.

Dr O'Sullivan is a leading scholar in wetland archaeology. He has co-edited the first comprehensive global survey of wetland archaeology (The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology, OUP 2013). His book Rethinking Wetland Archaeology (Duckworth 2006), written with Robert Van de Noort was an important contribution to developing interpretive approaches in the discipline. He is the co-principal investigator (with Dr Finbar McCormick, QUB) of the Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) in Ireland, widely recognised as an international model for how academic research programmes should be established to create knowledge from developer-led excavation. EMAP's major synthesis, Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100: The Evidence from Archaeological Excavations was published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2013. He has a substantial publication record of monographs, papers in international journals and book chapters.

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Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme 2014/2015

The Irish Research Council (IRC) recently announced details of the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme 2014/2015 with a final deadline of 28th Jan 2014 for a start in Sept/Oct 2014. This scheme supports full-time students on Research Master’s or Doctoral candidates. Applications will be accepted from researchers across all research disciplines. The duration of the award is between 12 to 48 months and is worth a maximum of €24,000/annum. For full details see their site.

Applications will only be accepted through the IRC’s electronic submission system, which will be launched in due course. All applications to the IRC for funding for Doctoral research in the UCD School of Archaeology must be supported by the School of Archaeology and we invite interested candidates to follow the procedure below. Candidates who do not follow this procedure will not receive School of Archaeology approval for their application, which will therefore be invalid.

 

Candidates interested in applying for an IRC Govt of Ireland scheme for research in the UCD School of Archaeology must follow the following steps:

  • Contact a potential supervisor in the School of Archaeology
  • Draft and redraft the IRC application, working with your supervisor
  • Submit a full draft of the IRC application to the UCD School of Archaeology before 14th January. This draft application will be considered by the Doctoral Assessment Panel (DAP) of the School. The DAP will either:
    • a) accept the proposal as suitable to go forward to the IRC
    • b) reject the proposal and recommend small changes that have to be made before it can go forward to the IRC
    • c) reject the proposal in this instance.
  • Brief feedback from the DAP will be made available to candidates via their potential supervisors from 21st Jan 2014
  • Candidates should make any necessary changes to their application, confirming these with their potential supervisor, by the IRC deadline of 28th Jan.

Please note that DAP approval of your application does not mean that you have been accepted onto the PhD programme. There is a separate, formal process for this.

The process of putting together a strong IRC application is time consuming. UCD School of Archaeology have a strong record of success in supporting students in obtaining these grants and we look forward to working with candidates this year. Please note that you need to contact potential supervisors as a matter of urgency over the coming days to start this process moving.

If you have any queries, please contact Graeme Warren (UCD School of Archaeology, Graduate Officer: graeme.warren@ucd.ie, 00353 1 7168613) or Justin Synnott (UCD Research Office: irc@ucd.ie  00353 1 7164024).

Important Dates

Call open: 29th November 2013
UCD School of Archaeology internal deadline: 14th January 2014
FAQ Deadline: 16.00 (GMT) 21st January 2014
Applicant Deadline: 16.00 (GMT) 28th January 2014
Referee/Academic Supervisor Deadline: 16.00 (GMT) 04th February 2014
UCD Research Office Endorsement Deadline: 16.00 (GMT) 11th February 2014
Outcome of Scheme: May 2014

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10 Dec 2013


SEMINAR: Assembly Places and Hunting Grounds in Medieval Gaelic Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

Assembly Places and Hunting Grounds in Medieval Gaelic Ireland” by Prof. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, NUIG


Thursday 28th November 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013


SEMINAR: Noise: a Human History - Telling the Story of Sound before the Age of Recording

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

“Noise: a Human History - Telling the Story of Sound before the Age of Recording” by Prof. David Hendy, University of Sussex

Thursday 21st November 2013, 5:00pm 
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 16 Nov 2013


Archaeological Society Inaugural Lecture: The emergence of cave art in Palaeolithic Europe: new research, new hypotheses

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

Archaeological Society Inaugural Lecture

“The emergence of cave art in Palaeolithic Europe: new research, new hypotheses” by Professor Paul Pettitt, University of Durham.

Thursday 14th November 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 08 Nov 2013


SEMINAR: Wrapping up the late Neolithic in Orkney

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

“Wrapping up the late Neolithic in Orkney” by Professor Colin Richards, University of Manchester.


Thursday 7th November 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013


UCD School of Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Joanna Brück on her new position at the University of Bristol

Jo was, until recently, our colleague here in UCD Archaeology, and was a College Lecturer and Senior Lecturer between 1998 and 2013. He has recently been appointed as a Reader in Archaeology at the Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology, at the University of Bristol. Jo made a huge contribution to the life of UCD School of Archaeology during her time and she will be much missed by her colleagues and friends, but we wish her all the best for her future career, and hope to see her again soon.

Date Posted: 29 Sep 2013


SEMINAR: Breaking new ground from the air: some recent technologies for the benefit of aerial archaeology

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

“Breaking new ground from the air: some recent technologies for the benefit of aerial archaeology” by Dr Geert Verhoeven, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection.

Thursday 24th October 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2013


SEMINAR: Token interpretations - the interpretation of cremation burial in Later Prehistoric Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

“Token interpretations - the interpretation of cremation burial in Later Prehistoric Ireland” by Dr Katharina Becker, University of Bradford.

Thursday 10th October 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2013


SEMINAR: Graffiti recording in the West Wing of Kilmainham Gaol: ‘reading’ the revolutionary period?

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2013/2014 presents:

“Graffiti recording in the West Wing of Kilmainham Gaol: ‘reading’ the revolutionary period?” by Dr Laura McAtackney, UCD School of Social Justice.

Thursday 12th September 2013, 5:30pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

Date Posted: 08 Sep 2013


UCD School of Archaeology training excavation starts at Glendalough

Today saw the start of the annual UCD School of Archaeology training excavation (module ARCH20100 Archaeological Fieldwork Skills). This combined research and teaching programme introduces people to the skills, challenges and context of archaeological fieldwork, and takes place at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Full details will be available on the project blog: http://www.ucdblogs.org/glendalougharchaeologyproject/

Date Posted: 19 Aug 2013


Mesolithic house now completed!

Staff and students from UCD School of Archaeology have been building a Mesolithic house as an experimental archaeology project aiming to further our understanding of the earliest settlement on Ireland. The house is based on the ground plan of a building excavated at Mt Sandel in the 1970s, and dating to shortly after 8000 cal BC. It is 6m in diameter, more or less circular and comprised of posts and stakes. We have used stone age technology in constructing the house, which has allowed other research projects to tie in with the house – for example, Bernard Gilhooly’s PhD research on stone axes. Many thanks to all the students for their work. Thanks also to Philip Bromwell (RTÉ) and Dominic Martella and Andrew Fogarty (UCD). The project is led by Dr Graeme Warren.

UCD News Video

Date Posted: 26 Jul 2013


Making an island world: Neolithic Shetland

The North Roe Felsite Project, funded by the National Geographic Northern Exploration fund, is currently undertaking a programme of fieldwork to understand the role of a very distinctive  stone source that was used to make stone axeheads and knives in Neolithic Shetland. The Shetland Islands are the most northwesterly area  of Europe where early farming groups were established in the fourth millenium BC. Distinctive remains of these people include the stone houses they lived in. the fields they farmed and the  distinctive small megalithic tombs they built for the dead. Linking these different strands of early life in the Shetland archipelago are stone axeheads and knives made from a distinctive source; felsite and more particularly riebeckite felsite, which occurs in the northern part of Mainland Shetland. Here the felsite occurs as distinctive dykes in granite. 

For more information see the project web site >>

Date Posted: 24 Jun 2013


Seaking the Mesolithic in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

In June 2013 a small team of UCD undergraduate and post graduate students, directed by Dr Graeme Warren, undertook a three-week field-season exploring Mesolithic sites in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland. The project is a collaboration between UCD, Aberdeen and Stirling Universities and National Trust Scotland  combining palaeoenvironmental and archaeological work in order to understand the nature of Mesolithic settlement in these wonderful mountains. Evidence for Mesolithic settlement in British mountains is very sparse. Three flint scatters were found on eroding footpaths on the Mar Lodge Estate in the early 2000s. The Mar Lodge Estate (owned by National Trust Scotland) is an expanse of uplands which includes four of the five tallest mountains in the UK. The project aims to characterise the nature of Mesolithic settlement in the area and contribute to the successful management of the sites known on the estate.

See project web site for further details >>

Date Posted: 09 Jul 2013


Seminar Series: Dr Jacqueline Cahill-Wilson, Discovery Programme, on "The Late Iron Age and Roman Project: research and findings”

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents:
"The Late Iron Age and Roman Project: research and findings” by Dr Jacqueline Cahill-Wilson, Discovery Programme

Thursday 21st February 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

 

Date Posted: 28 Jan 2013


Seminar Series: "Killing Houses and Building Communities in Early Bronze Age Eastern Crete"

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents:

"Killing Houses and Building Communities in Early Bronze Age Eastern Crete" by Dr Joanna Day, UCD School of Classics


Thursday 28th March 2013 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

 

Date Posted: 24 Feb 2013


From Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns: Remotely Detecting the Past

Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. These techniques, collectively referred to as remote sensing, have had an enormous impact on our ability to reveal past landscapes and disseminate knowledge about those landscapes. The results of this work can be both visually exciting and intellectually engaging.

This two day conference brings together a series of speakers to showcase these techniques and the uses to which they can be put. This conference will specifically explore how remotes sensing and its results can be used within the sectors of:

  • Heritage management and legislation 
  • Education including: secondary, third level, continuing education and continuing professional development
  • Community heritage and citizen science

Information

Ticket Price: €40 for both days or €20 for students or unwaged

Date: Thursday 9th May & Friday 10th May 2013
Time: 9:30-16:30 Both days
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin, Ireland

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Date Posted: 28 Feb 2013


The Mesolithic all tied up in knots ...

As with many materials, when we buy string from the shop we rarely stop to consider how it might have been manufactured, and the time involved in it. The Mesolithic house is going to require fastenings of different kinds to hold it together. There are a range of possibilities of materials to use; ligaments or sinews of animals, roots or young withies of trees for example. We were also keen to make some plant fibre cords.

Read more about this on the project blog >>

Date Posted: 18 Apr 2012


Seminar Series: "Some critical research questions in Irish medieval archaeology"

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents:

"Some critical research questions in Irish medieval archaeology" by Prof. Terry Barry, Trinity College Dublin.

Thursday 4th April 2013 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD

ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

 

Date Posted: 02 Apr 2013


Seminar Series: Roeland Paardekoeper, EXARC on "Archaeological Open-Air Museums in Europe an overview”

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents:

"Archaeological Open-Air Museums in Europe an overview” by Roeland Paardekoeper, EXARC


Thursday 7th March 2013 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

For a full list of all seminars click here >>

 

Date Posted: 07 Mar 2013


Learning through practice: Experimental reconstruction of Mount Sandel Mesolithic house begins at UCD

Dr Graeme Warren's experimental archaeological reconstruction of a Mount Sandel Mesolithic house has begun, and the team used hafted stone axes on the UCD Belfield Campus for the first time since prehistory, to fell some birch trees, that were already due for thinning out, to provide the poles that will make up the main structural elements of the house. The team gratefully acknowledge the help of UCD Buildings and GroundsUCD Safety Office and Dr Brian Tobin of UCD Forestry.

Date Posted: 23 Feb 2012


Irish Research Council postgraduate and postdoctoral schemes now live

For details of the IRC programme, see www.research.ie.  Applications will only be accepted through the electronic submission system.  The registration link (for applicants who have not applied through this application system before) can be found here.  For applicants who have applied in the past through this application system, they should use the link here.  All IRC applications must be signed off by the School of Archaeology, our internal deadline for applications is March 1st 2013 

The closing date for applicant postgraduate submissions is the 12th March 2013.

Date Posted: 20 Feb 2013


Funding Opportunity: Universities Ireland 2013 North/South Postgraduate Scholarship scheme opens

Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two – three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. Dublin Institute of Technology is also a partner in this scheme, which has been running since 2005.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.  

The scholarships are worth €15,000 (approx. Stg £12,000)

The closing date for applications for this scholarship scheme will be Friday 24th May 2013 (5pm).

Read more about the scheme >>

Date Posted: 10 Feb 2013


Conference: Object Matters: Making 1916

A conference on the material and visual culture of the Easter Rising. Supported by GradCAM  , the National College of Art and Design, University College Dublin, and Dublin City Council.
This conference will showcase new and exciting research on the material and visual culture of the 1916 Rising, covering topics as diverse as the origins of the tricolor, Celtic Revival dress, the politics of commemoration, displaying 1916 in museums, Volunteer uniforms and prison art. 

Keynote speakers: Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia) – ‘Lost city of the archipelago: Dublin at the end of empire, ’Pat Cooke (University College Dublin) – ‘Aetheriality and materiality: material culture and the myth of 1916′ and Mary E. Daly (University College Dublin) – ’1916 as the national commemoration?  The paradox’

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin, April 26 & 27 2013

For further information visit the conference web site >>

Date Posted: 06 Feb 2013


Seminar Series: Brendan Wilkinson, Rubicon Archaeology on “Towards a social method: Crowd funding and crowd sourcing archaeology at Flag Fen ”

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents: “Towards a social method: Crowd funding and crowd sourcing archaeology at Flag Fen ” by Brendan Wilkinson, Rubicon Archaeology

Thursday 7th February 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

 

Date Posted: 28 Jan 2013


Seminar Series: Dr Daniela Hofmann of the University of Cardiff on "Transition, crisis and continuity: models of change in the European Neolithic "

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents: “Transition, crisis and continuity: models of change in the European Neolithic ” by Dr Daniela Hofmann of the University of Cardiff. Dr Hofmann has recently co-edited a volume entitled 'Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe' with Dr Jessica Smyth (see previous news item).


Thursday 24th February 5:30pm
G109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 17 Jan 2013


UCD is hosting an Applying to UCD/CAO information clinic this Saturday

UCD is hosting an Applying to UCD/CAO information clinic this Saturday, 12th January 2013 from 9.30am – 1pm in the Quinn School of Business. 

Further details are available athttps://myucd.ucd.ie/open-days-evenings/applying-to-ucd.ezc

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2012

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Dr Merial McClatchie, awarded 2-year NUI Dr Garrett Fitzgerald Post-Doctoral Fellowship and medal

Congratulations to Dr Merial McClatchie for being awarded a hugely prestigious 2-year NUI Dr Garrett Fitzgerald Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and associated medal. Dr McClatchie will start her project in UCD School of Archaeology in December, with Dr Aidan O'Sullivan as the project mentor.

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Generous gift of Archaeology books from the library of one of our past students, Eoin Ó Cionna

UCD School of Archaeology were delighted to receive yesterday a very generous gift of Archaeology books from the library of one of our past students, Eoin Ó Cionna. Our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Ó Cionna family - they will go to a very good home!

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UCD School of Archaeology Research Seminar 2012

This year's UCD School of Archaeology Research Seminar will include a range of presentations from staff, researchers and PhD students, showcasing ongoing and new research being carried out at University College Dublin. Topics will include craniometry and the spread of farming in Europe; Early Medieval agriculture in Ireland; modelling movement on Bronze Age Crete; the dendrochronology of Medieval fish weirs; the Wicklow Rock Art Project; geophysical survey on the Hill of Ward; the archaeology of the 1916 Rising; and lots more!

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Seminar: "Cultural Evolution of Religion: Buddhist artefacts in Southeast Asia" Dr Ben Marwick, University of Washington

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2012/2013 presents: “Cultural Evolution of Religion: Buddhist artefacts in Southeast Asia” by Dr Ben Marwick, University of Washington 

Thursday 22nd November 2012 5.30 pm
G109 Newman Building, 
Belfield Campus, 
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 20 Nov 2012


St Stephen’s Green and the archaeology of the 1916 Rising

St Stephen’s Green, a transport hub at the heart of the city, was one of a series of strategic locations occupied by the rebels during the 1916 Rising.  On Easter Monday 1916, members of the Irish Citizen Army under the command of Michael Mallin took possession of the Green. Currently, the precise location of the trenches dug in St Stephen’s Green during the 1916 Rising is unknown.  This project, led by Dr Joanna Brück  of UCD School of Archaeology, is using geophysical prospection techniques including Earth Resistance, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and 2D-Resistivity (or ERT) to try to locate these features. 

See the project web pages for more information >>

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Chronology, Culture and Archaeology: A symposium on tree-rings and fishweirs 28th September 2012

"Chronology, Culture and Archaeology" (CCA) is a Marie Curie-funded project based at the UCD School of Archaeology, focussing on the extraordinary medieval fishtraps on the Fergus Estuary, Co. Clare. The aim is to extract as much information as possible from the tree-rings present in these structures and contribute to the story of medieval fisheries on the river. As part of this, the project is bringing together both best current practice and developing new techniques. Thanks to a generous grant from the UCD seed fund, an international panel of experts, who are advising this research, will be gathered at UCD to discuss our findings and to share their knowledge and expertise.

Come and hear what trees can tell us about past lives. Participation is free but please register for the seminar by sending an email to aoife.daly@ucd.ie as places are limited.

The event will take place on 28th September 2012 in UCD Humanities Institute Ireland (see map, building 27)

Download the provision programme >>

Visit the project web site >>

Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012


Glendalough Archaeology Project 2012

In 2009 the UCD School of Archaeology initiated a broad research and teaching project focusing on the Glendalough Valley. The aim of this broader project is to integrate teaching and research in furthering our understanding of this landscape, which, despite its iconic status, has seen comparatively little recent archaeological fieldwork. The project is conceived as a broad umbrella, within which specific members of the coordinating committee may undertake different research. Our general focus is on understanding the evolution of the landscape and contextualising the surface archaeology through further fieldwork. The 2012 season started on August 20th 2012 - read the project blog for further information or contact Dr Graeme warren

Date Posted: 19 Aug 2012


What do our students think? Top marks for the School of Archaeology!

Each year UCD's undergraduates are invited by the university to evaluate the quality of teaching in the modules which they take. The School of Archaeology consistently scores very highly in these surveys. In the most recent survey, conducted just before the 2012 summer examinations, it garnered the highest approval rating in the university. The School is very proud to have achieved such accolades for the interest-level of its courses, for the quality of the lectures, and for the approachability of all its lecturers. Thanks to all our students for their thumbs-up!

Date Posted: 14 Aug 2012


PhD studentship available (Teagasc Walsh Fellowship)

Following the award of a Teagasc Walsh Fellowship, the UCD School of Archaeology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a PhD studentship for three years starting date 1st October 2012. The studentship comprises an annual stipend of €21,000, from which university fees (approximately €6,000 per year for EU students) will have to be paid. The topic is Medieval farming systems, soil quality, climatic conditons, and open-field landscapes and their enclosure histories in Ireland, 1200-1800.

Applicants should have an MA in Archaeology, specialising in Anglo-Norman or later medieval archaeology, a record of publication, an understanding of GIS technology and demonstrable survey experience in the field. Details and terms and conditions of the Walsh Fellowship award can be found at www.teagasc.ie. Letters of application, accompanied by a CV, are to be sent by e-mail simultaneously to Prof. Tadhg O'Keeffe, UCD School of Archaeology (tadhg.okeeffe@ucd.ie) and Stuart Green (Stuart.Green@teagasc.ie).

The closing date is August 24, 5pm.

Date Posted: 07 Aug 2012

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Prof. Barry Raftery Memorial Conference 9th June 2012

The Professor Barry Raftery Memorial Conference is taking place in Ballymahon Library, Main Street, Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Saturday the 9th June next. This is being organised by Wetlands Heritage Ireland -  a new organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of Irelands peatlands – in partnership with the County Longford Heritage Office and with funding from the DAHG Environment Fund. The conference is to be launched by Mr. Brian Hayes, TD, Minster of State for Public Sector Reform and the Office of Public Works.

More Information (PDF) 

Date Posted: 23 May 2012


Lecture: "Roman Pyrenees: the last frontier of the Roman Empire in the West" by Professor Oriol Olesti Vila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

UCD School of Archaeology Occassional Lecture Series presents in conjunction with UCD School of Classics. 

"Roman Pyrenees: the last frontier of the Roman Empire in the West" by Professor Oriol Olesti Vila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

 

UCD School of Archaeology
Room K012
Newman Building 

1:00 PM, Wednesday 18th April 2012

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Seminar: Viking Silver Hoards in Ireland - some issues

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: “Viking Silver Hoards in Ireland: some issues” by Dr John Sheehan, University College Cork

 

Thursday 12th April 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

 

 

Date Posted: 08 Apr 2012


UCD School of Archaeology Discover Archaeology... Undergraduate Open Day

UCD School of Archaeology Discover Archaeology... Undergraduate Open Day

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Thursday 5th April 2012
12pm – 4pm

UCD School of Archaeology
 

 

Date Posted: 04 Apr 2012


Seminar: The Barrow and the Cross - Landscapes of Belief in Anglo-Saxon England

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents:"The Barrow and the Cross: Landscapes of Belief in Anglo-Saxon England." by Prof. John Moreland, University of Sheffield

Thursday 5th April 5pm

A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 01 Apr 2012


Parks, Colonialism and Identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland - new reports online

Historic gardens have long been a focus of academic and popular interest in Ireland and beyond.  In contrast, there is little academic or public appreciation of the cultural significance or heritage value of public parks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.   With notable exceptions such as the Phoenix Park, conservation plans for historic parks are rare and both urban decay and redevelopment have taken their toll on these landscapes. Further updates and further reports are now online

View project web page and download reports >>

Date Posted: 30 Mar 2012


Archaeology Society Inaugural lecture 2012: From Landscape to Lostscape by Professor Dominic Powlesland

Archaeology Society Inaugural lecture 2012: From Landscape to Lostscape  - three decades of work into the landscape archaeology of the Vale of Pickering by Professor Dominic Powlesland, Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Leeds and The Landscape Research Centre. Followed by a wine reception Newman Building.

Monday April 2nd 2012 6pm Theatre R

Newman Building
Belfield Campus
University College Dublin 

Date Posted: 29 Mar 2012


Trowel XIII - Launch Night!!!

TROWEL XIII - LAUNCH NIGHT !!!. UCD Student Archaeology Journal in association with AYIA 2011 Conference Proceedings.

Thursday 29th March @ 7pm
Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII), University College Dublin

Date Posted: 24 Mar 2012


Seminar: Finding medieval deerparks in the Irish countryside

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: “Finding medieval deerparks in the Irish countryside” by Fiona Beglane, Sligo IT 

Thursday 29th March 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 02 Mar 2012


Seminar: Prehistoric territories, exchange networks and raw material analysis

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Prehistoric territories, exchange networks and raw material analysis" (with a special focus on Scotland), by Torben Bjarke Ballin

Thursday 22nd March 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012


Seminar: Shouldn't talk about the weather but...: a critique of climate-cultural relationships in Later Prehistoric and Early Medieval Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Shouldn't talk about the weather but...: a critique of climate-cultural relationships in Later Prehistoric and Early Medieval Ireland.” by Dr Gill Plunkett, Queen’s University Belfast

Thursday 1st March 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 17 Feb 2012


Seminar: The DART project: Detection of Archaeological Residues using remote sensing Techniques

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents:  "The DART project: Detection of Archaeological Residues using remote sensing Techniques" by Dr Anthony Beck, University of Leeds

Thursday 23rd February 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 17 Feb 2012


Seminar: Ancient Naval Warfare: new evidence and new approaches

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Ancient Naval Warfare: new evidence and new approaches.” by Prof. Philip de Souza, School of Classics, UCD  

Thursday 16th February 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2012


Seminar: Technology and evolution: Asian metallurgy from protohistoric Sri Lanka to Japanese steel

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents:"Technology and evolution: Asian metallurgy from protohistoric Sri Lanka to Japanese steel.” by Dr Gill Juleff, University of Exeter 

Thursday 9th February 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 07 Feb 2012


Professor Tim Ingold Seminar venue changed to UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies

The UCD School of Archaeologyand the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland Present: Towards an Ecology of Materials by Professor Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 5-7 pm (followed by a wine reception)
Room H204, Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies (no.35 on the UCD campus map)

Further Information and RegistrationDr Graeme Warren, UCD School of Archaeology: graeme.warren@ucd.ie


ATTENDANCE IS FREE | ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 01 Feb 2011


HII Seminar: Towards an Ecology of Materials by Professor Tim Ingold

The UCD School of Archaeologyand the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland Present: Towards an Ecology of Materials by Professor Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 5-7 pm (followed by a wine reception)
Room H204, Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies (no.35 on the UCD campus map)

Further Information and RegistrationDr Graeme Warren, UCD School of Archaeology: graeme.warren@ucd.ie

ATTENDANCE IS FREE | ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 01 Feb 2011


Seminar: Mesolithic and Neolithic religious perceptions - examples from Scandinavia

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Mesolithic and Neolithic religious perceptions - examples from Scandinavia." by Prof. Charlotte Damm, NUI Galway

Thursday 2nd February 5pm
A109 Newman Building,
Belfield Campus,
UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012


Seminar: 'All Arts Are Mechanical’: Investigating the Common Ground of Craftsmanship in Renaissance Italy by Dr Marta Ajmar (Research Department, V&A)

This is the third in the monthly seminar series ‘Object Matters: interdisciplinary perspectives on material culture’ organised by the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), UCD School of Archaeology and the Humanities Institute of Ireland.

Monday Jan. 23rd 5:30 – 7 p.m. Newman House, 85-6 St. Stephen’s Green

Free, but please book by emailing Joanna.Bruck@ucd.ie or lisa.godson@gmail.com

 

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Seminar Series 2011-2012 Semester 2 programme available

Details of the Archaeology Seminar Series 2011-2012 Semester 2 programme is now available. The current series is co-hosted by UCD School of Archaeology and UCD Archaeological Society.

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UCD School of Archaeology Research Day

This year’s research seminar includes a range of presentations from UCD School of Archaeology staff, researchers and PhD students, illustrating the diverse and innovative archaeological research currently being carried out at University College Dublin.

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Seminar: Landscape, Burial and identity around the Viking-Age Irish Sea

A joint UCD School of Archaeology and TCD Medieval History Research Centre event: "Landscape, Burial and identity around the Viking-Age Irish Sea" by Dr David Griffiths, University of Oxford

Thursday 1st December 4.30PM
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 28 Nov 2011


Seminar: Church and State in Early Medieval Ireland: Distribution Evidence

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Interdisciplinary perspectives on Anglo-Saxon assembly sites" by Professor Andrew Reynolds,
University College London

Thursday 24th November 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 22 Nov 2011


Seminar: Church and State in Early Medieval Ireland: Distribution Evidence

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Warriors, Planters and Harpists: Ulster and Western Scotland in the Later Middle Ages", Dr Colin Breen, University of Ulster.

Thursday 17th November 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011


Seminar: Building the great Dolmen monuments of Britain and Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Building the great Dolmen monuments of Britain and Ireland" Dr Vicki Cummings, University of Central Lancashire

Thursday 10th November,
Room A109,
Newman Building

5:00 PM ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 07 Nov 2011


Seminar: Church and State in Early Medieval Ireland: Distribution Evidence

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Church and State in Early Medieval Ireland: Distribution Evidence", Dr Matthew Stout, St. Patricks College.

Thursday 3rd November 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 17 Oct 2011


Discover Undergraduate Archaeology @ UCD School of Archaeology

Undergraduate Archaeology Day - discover more about what we do. A series of activities will be taking place throughout the day in the School of Archaeology.

Date Posted: 29 Mar 2011


PhD Scholarship Available: The Archaeology of Upland Landscapes in Ireland

Applications are sought for a UCD School of Archaeology, Archaeolandscapes Europe funded, full-time, 3 year PhD position. The PhD project provides an opportunity for a suitable candidate to develop a research topic centred around  the theme of the archaeology of Ireland’s upland regions. For more information see >>

Date Posted: 20 Oct 2011


Seminar: Recent Research on Human Evolution in Eastern and Northern Africa

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2011/2012 presents: "Recent Research on Human Evolution in Eastern and Northern Africa", Dr Laura Basell, University of Southampton.

Thursday 20th October 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 17 Oct 2011


Job Advert: Post of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

This position is of strategic importance to the School and is aimed at complementing the existing research and teaching strengths of the staff of the UCD School of Archaeology. The appointed Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will therefore have proven experience of teaching at third level, have an established international publication record, and a demonstrable ability to attract and generate significant external research funding. An ability to build international research networks is also essential.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate an alignment of their research and teaching with one or more of the School’s three current major research themes – Ireland in the World, Landscape and Environment, and Materialising Identities – or to contribute to the development of a major new research theme for the School.

Visit UCD HR web site for further information >>

Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011


NCAD/UCD Seminar: Presence, Absence and the Supernatural in Postcard and Family Photographs; Europe 1895-1920

Object Matters: interdisciplinary perspectives on material culture seminar series organised by The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), UCD School of Archaeology and the Humanities Institute of Ireland announce a new monthly seminar series ‘Object Matters: interdisciplinary perspectives on material culture’. Convened by Dr. Joanna Brück (UCD Archaeology) and Dr. Lisa Godson (NCAD/GradCAM). Download Flyer >>

Seminar 1: Mon. Oct. 17 5:30 – 7 p.m. Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Date Posted: 04 Oct 2011


Seminar: Non-destructive dendrochronology and other stories

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Non-destructive dendrochronology and other stories", Dr Aoife Daly (Marie Curie IEF Fellow 2011-2013), Marie Curie Research Fellow, UCD School of Archaeology.

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Thursday 6th October 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 04 Oct 2011


Seminar: Transformations in the Political Landscape in the Pueblo Southwest US: AD 1000-1500

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Transformations in the Political Landscape in the Pueblo Southwest US: AD 1000-1500" by Prof. Keith Kintigh, Arizona State University/UCD HII.

Thursday 29th September 5pm
A109 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, UCD
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 27 Sep 2011


UCD School of Archaeology joints the UCD UniLife Summer School programme

Over the last few years we have offered a week long programme in March for transition year students, however, from 2012 onward we will be replacing this with a programme as part of the UCD UniLife Summer School during the week of 5 - 8 June 2012. Details of the new Archaeology programme have not been finalised but it is likely to be 1-2 day in length and based in UCD. Information will be posted on the UCD UniLife Summer School page of the main UCD website. As we ran our final Transition Year programme in March for this year’s students we were not be part of the UniLife programme in June 2011.

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Symposium: Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe: Principles and Potential

This one-day seminar will bring together some of the leading experts and projects in Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, and Denmark to focus on recent developments and advances in Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe.

Friday 23 September from 10am to 5pm, Seminar Room H204, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland University College Dublin, Ireland.

Further Information >>

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Seminar: (Re)remembering Home?: Exploring Memorialisation and Commemoration in the Irish diaspora

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "(Re)remembering Home?: Exploring Memorialisation and Commemoration in the Irish diaspora" by Dr Laura McAtackney UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.

Thursday 15th September 5pm
A109 Newman Building
ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 13 Sep 2011


Symposium: Technological Advances in Landscape and Heritage Management Recording

Organised by Rob Sands and Steve Davis, UCD School of Archaeology and sponsored by the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, this one day ArchaeoLandscapes Europe symposium focuses on the increasing use of technology in the recording of archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes. A series of invited speakers will discuss recent projects.

Read more about the event >>

Date Posted: 18 Jul 2011


Industry and Innovation Officer Appointed

The UCD School of Archaeology have recently assigned Dr Graeme Warren to act as their ‘Industry and Innovation Officer’ for 2011-2013. This is a new School Officer role, which has been created in order to foreground consideration of the interface between the School and the broader contexts of archaeological education and research in Ireland.

Read more >>

Any queries, comments or suggestions should be addressed to Graeme in the first instance.

email: graeme.warren@ucd.ie Tel.: 00353 1 7168613

Date Posted: 25 Jun 2011


GII SEMINAR: Excavating Irish Folklore: unexpected adventures in landscape archaeology

The next Global Irish Institute (GII) seminar will be presented by Terry O'Hagan, GII/Archaeology,  on Wednesday 11 May 2011 at 4:00pm. The title is: 

Excavating Irish Folklore: unexpected adventures in landscape archaeology 

The talk will take place in the upstairs seminar room at the Global Irish Institute (Building 30 on the Campus Map), lasting for around 45 minutes and will be followed by questions and discussion.

Date Posted: 05 May 2011


Seminar: Feeding the city - Dublin and its hinterland in the Middle Ages

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Feeding the city: Dublin and its hinterland in the Middle Ages" by Dr Michael Potterton, Four Courts Press

Thursday 14th April, 4.00pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011


Seminar: The Roos Carr figures - exploring martial materiality

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "The Roos Carr figures - exploring martial materiality" by Dr Melanie Giles, University of Manchester. Download Poster >

Thursday 14th April, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011


Research Seminar: Building a Maritime Infrastructure in the Early Roman Empire - The Role of Hydraulic Concrete

UCD School of Archaeology Research Seminar: Building a Maritime Infrastructure in the Early Roman Empire - The Role of Hydraulic Concrete by Professor Bob Hohlfelder
University of Colorado, Boulder.

11am-12.30pm, Wed. April 6th 2011,
K012 UCD School of Archaeology, Belfield Campus, Newman Building
All welcome

Date Posted: 01 Apr 2011


Seminar: Expectations and realities of the bioarchaeological reconstruction of health and disease

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Expectations and realities of the bioarchaeological reconstruction of health and disease: Some perspectives using recent research" by Professor Charlotte Roberts, University of Durham. Download Poster >

Thursday 31st March 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 29 Mar 2011


Discover Undergraduate Archaeology @ UCD School of Archaeology

Undergraduate Archaeology Day - discover more about what we do. A series of activities will be taking place throughout the day in the School of Archaeology. Download the list of events >>

Date Posted: 29 Mar 2011


Seminar: Places of Prominence: Some aspects of the symbolic role of high places in Neolithic & Bronze Age Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Places of Prominence: Some aspects of the symbolic role of high places in Neolithic & Bronze Age Ireland" by Dr Stefan Bergh, NUI Galway. Download Poster >

Thursday 3rd March, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 03 Mar 2011


Seminar: Bodies and Souls: performative violence in medieval and early modern Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Bodies and Souls: performative violence in medieval and early modern Ireland" by Dr Barra O'Donnabhain, University College Cork. Download Poster >

Thursday 24th March, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 22 Nov 2011


Recent research in the Boyne Valley

A one-day public seminar presenting recent archaeological, historical and natural heritage research in the Boyne Valley
‘dHotel’, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth

**RESCHEDULED FROM BEFORE CHRISTMAS**
26th February 2011 9.30am–5.00pm

Download further information >>

Date Posted: 25 Feb 2011


Seminar: Thinking with Stones and the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Thinking with Stones and the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland" by Dr Carleton Jones, NUI Galway . Download Poster >>

Thursday 24th February 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 23 Feb 2011


Early Medieval Archaeology Project - new reports on line

EMAP (Early Medieval Archaeology Project) recognises that we are using archaeological data generated by the entire profession and it is our policy to make available all reports, resources and data for download on our dedicated website to all Irish and international researchers, scholars and interested members of the public. Reports have been submitted to the Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) programme in December 2008, 2009 and 2010 and are now available for general viewing from the reports section of the EMAP web site.

We acknowledge and thank the many archaeologists who have assisted us in putting these reports together. We also welcome any and all comments on these reports and will endeavour to edit and improve our work as time progresses.

Date Posted: 23 Feb 2011


Seminar: Authoring the mound: Recent work at Silbury Hill

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Authoring the mound: Recent work at Silbury Hill" by Jim Leary, English Heritage. Download Poster >>

Thursday 17th February 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011


New Light on the beginnings of farming

Professor Steven Mithen (Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Reading) was in UCD on Feb 7th  invited as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer by the Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII). Whilst in UCD, Professor Mithen gave a seminar in the School of Archaeology about his recent research in Western Scotland. Professor Mithen’s HII lecture reviewed the stunning new discoveries at Wadi Faynan 16.

Date Posted: 10 Feb 2011


Seminar: The unoriginal origins of agriculture.

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents:  "The unoriginal origins of agriculture: Food production and social life in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Middle East" by Dr Eleni Assouti, University of Liverpool. Download the poster (PDF) >>

Thursday 10th February 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 07 Feb 2010


Lecture: Communal and monumental architecture at the origin of the Neolithic in the Near East by Professor Steven Mithen

UCD Humanities Institute Distinguished Guest Lecture series presents:

"Communal and monumental architecture at the origin of the Neolithic in the Near East: new evidence from Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan" by Professor Steven Mithen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

Monday, 7 February 2011 at 5 p.m.
Room H204, UCD Humanities Institute
University College Dublin, Belfield, D4

For further information please contact Valerie Norton, Institute Manager

tel: 01 716 4690 mail: mailto: hii@ucd.ie web: www.ucd.ie/hii

Date Posted: 01 Feb 2010


Seminar:Is there anything down there?The archaeological and palaeoecological potential of Dartmoor's peat

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents:  "Is there anything down there? The archaeological and palaeoecological potential of Dartmoor's peat" Dr Ralph Fyfe, University of Plymouth. Download Poster >>

Thursday 3rd February 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 01 Feb 2011


Seminar: Parental emotions and child loss with respect to Irish cillini

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: “Parental emotions and child loss with respect to Irish cillini" by Dr. Eileen Murphy, Queen’s University, Belfast

Thursday 27th January 2011 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME


Date Posted: 25 Jan 2011


Seminar: Island of the Dead? Exploring Neolithic landscapes on Herm (Channel Islands)

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents: "Island of the Dead? Exploring Neolithic landscapes on Herm (Channel Islands)" by Prof. Chris Scarre, University of Durham. (View Poster (PDF))

Thursday 20th January 2011 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2011


IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2011

This scheme is the most important source of funding available to archaeological PhD students in Ireland. The scheme opens on January 7th 2011, with full details available from the IRCHSS web site. We recommend that applicants thoroughly familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions of this scheme and the associated application procedures. The closing date is Monday 21st February. The scheme requires the School to approve and sign off on applications so please see our postgraduate web pages for further information if you are considering studying with us.

Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011


Parks, Colonialism and Identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland - reports online

Historic gardens have long been a focus of academic and popular interest in Ireland and beyond.  In contrast, there is little academic or public appreciation of the cultural significance or heritage value of public parks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.   With notable exceptions such as the Phoenix Park, conservation plans for historic parks are rare and both urban decay and redevelopment have taken their toll on these landscapes. Reports for each park investigated are now on line.

View project web page and download reports >>

Date Posted: 17 Oct 2010


UCD School of Archaeology’s Christmas Research Seminar 2010

The UCD School of Archaeology’s Christmas Research Seminar 2010 will feature a range of presentations from staff, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, illustrating the diverse and innovative projects that are being carried out at University College Dublin. Places are limited: if you would like to attend, please email the School Research co-ordinator at Aidan.OSullivan@ucd.ie to reserve a place.

Thursday, 16th December, 10am-6pm, in A109, Newman Building, Belfield Campus

Download the Research Seminar leaflet >>

Date Posted: 14 Dec 2010


Seminar: A flux that binds? The Southeast Asian lead isotope project

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents "A flux that binds? The Southeast Asian lead isotope project" by Dr Dr Oliver Pryce, University of Oxford

Thursday 25th November 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 24 Nov 2010


Seminar: Time and Spaces: Exploring a Landscape, The Ards, Co. Down

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents "Time and Spaces: Exploring a Landscape, The Ards, Co. Down" by Dr John O'Keeffe, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Thursday 18th November 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 08 Nov 2010


Seminar: The Amazon floodplain: Some histories and some contemporary dilemmas

UCD Archaeological Society & UCD School of Archaeology seminar series 2010/2011 presents "The Amazon floodplain: Some histories and some contemporary dilemmas by Dr. Mark Harris, University of St. Andrews

Thursday 11th November 4pm, C110 Newman Building

ALL WELCOME

Date Posted: 08 Nov 2010


Seminar: Ritual Aspects of Irish Bog Bodies

UCD Archaeology Society and School of Archaeology Seminar Series presents:
Ritual Aspects of Irish Bog Bodies
Eamon P. Kelly, National Museum of Ireland

Thursday 4th November 4 pm
C110 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, University College Dublin

Date Posted: 03 Nov 2010


Trowel XII Launch: Thursday, 4th November 7pm

Trowel is an academic journal published by postgraduate students at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. It was first published in 1988 (Volume I) and the latest Volume is number XI 2007.  The launch will be held in the Seminar Room of the  Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD, BelfieldFor directions see the HII web site Thursday 4th November at  7pm.  Launch speech by Professor Seamas Caulfield, followed by a wine reception and finger food.

Pre-order your copy now
Email us at: info@trowelucd.com with your name,the number of copies you require and your postal address.
View the current 2010 Trowel Web Site >>

Date Posted: 30 Oct 2010


Seminar: Off with their heads! the disappearance of fragments of the Bassai Frieze at the British Museum

UCD Archaeology Society and School of Archaeology Seminar Series presents:
Off with their heads! the disappearance of fragments of the Bassai Frieze at the British Museum
Dr. Suzanne O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday 28th October 4 pm
C110 Newman Building, Belfield Campus, University College Dublin

Date Posted: 27 Oct 2010


EMAP 2010 Conference

26th-28th November 2010 - Global Irish Institute (GII) on Belfield campus at University College Dublin

A conference exploring how the peoples of early medieval north-west Europe, AD 400-1100, organized their dwellings, settlements and landscapes, so as to constitute and represent their social identities of household, community, religion, ethnicity, status, kinship and gender ...

Further Information >>

Date Posted: 11 Oct 2010


Seminar: "Pride and Prejudice: the study of late medieval rural settlement in Ireland" by Dr. Mark Gardiner

UCD Archaeology Society and School of Archaeology Seminar Series presents "Pride and Prejudice: the study of late medieval rural settlement in ireland" by Dr. Mark Gardiner, Queens University Belfast.
Room C110, Newman Building, Belfield Campus, University College Dublin

Thursday 21st October 2010 4.30pm

All wellcome

Date Posted: 20 Oct 2010


Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscapes of North Mayo (NBNM), conference 2010

Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscapes of North Mayo (NBNM), conference 2010. We are delighted to announce that the INSTAR-funded NBNM project will be presenting its results to date on 20th/21st November. Saturday 20th Nov is hosted in the Belderrig Research Centre, and is aimed at professional archaeologists, offering the chance for detailed discussion of the project to date. Sunday 21st November is hosted at the Céide Centre and is aimed at the general public, and offers a combination of site visits and formal lectures providing an overview of the current research.

Download Posterfor further information >>


Date Posted: 17 Oct 2010


Professor Barry Raftery

Professor Barry Raftery (Professor Emeritus, Archaeology, University College Dublin) died peacefully at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin on Sunday August 22, 2010. Professor Raftery retired as Professor of Celtic Archaeology in the UCD School of Archaeology at the end of August 2007 after a long and internationally distinguished career. As a former student wrote in appreciation, Barry was an inspired teacher and communicator, always encouraging colleagues and students in developing their research and careers. His work and humanity will ensure that he will be always remembered and treasured.

Date Posted: 24 Aug 2010


EMAP receives INSTAR funding for 2010

The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) is delighted to announce that it has received generous funding from the Heritage Council's INSTAR programme for 2010. EMAP will focus its activities on completing editing for publication of a major monograph (Early Medieval Ireland: Archaeological Excavations 1930-2009); organising an international conference on early medieval settlement in northwest Europe; writing a significant report on early medieval dwellings and settlements  in Ireland and promoting Irish early medieval archaeology through a range of activities.

See the project website for more details >>

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Phase 2 of North Mayo Project funded for 2010

We are delighted to report that Phase 2 of the North Mayo Project has received INSTAR funding for July – Dec 2010. Work will focus on specialist analyses of materials from the excavation, radiocarbon dates and processing of illustrations. This will culminate in a seminar and public review of research on the weekend of November 20th and 21st, to be hosted in North Mayo. We are very grateful to the Heritage Council and the INSTAR programme for continued support.

See Project Web Site >> (to be updated shortly)

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UCD Archaeology team investigate some of Ireland's richest estuarine archaeology

A team of Archaeologist from UCD School of Archaeology spent a week surveying archaeological structures on the mud flats of the Fergus Estuary in July 2010. As part of this fieldwork the Discovery Programme were commissioned to conduct a 3D laser scan of three of the more complex structures within a group of medieval fishweirs close to Borland rock.

Date Posted: 19 Jul 2010


Dáire O'Rourke, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Ms Dáire O'Rourke, head of archaeology with the National Roads Authority and before that the City Archaeologist for Dublin has died after a long illness. Ms O'Rourke held both a BA and an MA in Archaeology from University College Dublin. Daire was a distinguished auditor of the student Archaeological Society. Our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Notice in the Irish Times >>

Date Posted: 29 Apr 2010


New Book: Relics of Old Decency

In a new book, called "Relics of Old Decency: Archaeological Studies in Later Prehistory", over 60 academics from Ireland, Britain and Europe have worked together to honour the life and career of the recently retired Professor of Celtic Archaeology at University College Dublin, Barry Raftery. He is best known for his widely published work on the IronAge, including the landmark monograph Pagan Celtic Ireland, his extensive excavations at the lateBronze Age hillfort at Rathgall, Co.Wicklow, and his programme of innovative research on wooden trackways and associated features in Irish raised bogs. This festschrift is a testament to the very deep regard and affection in which Barry is held in many countries.

Read Irish Times Review >>

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Archaeological Society Inaugural Lecture

Carved Pumpkins and Plastered Human Skulls: The Origins of Agriculture and Ritual Life in Near Eastern Neolithic Villages.
Prof. Ian Kuijt Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

The lecture will take place on the 31st of March at 6:30pm 
Theatre O in the Newman Building, Belfield Campus, University College Dublin.

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The legacy of Dr. Blaze O’Connor (1975-2009)

Several commemorative initiatives highlight the achievements and contribution of Dr. Blaze O’Connor, NUI Centenary Post-Doctoral Fellow at the UCD School of Archaeology, who died of cancer at the age of 34. The launch of Materialitas on 12th December 2009 formed part of a commemoration event in UCD which included the unveiling of a memorial stone and planting of a tree in her honour.  Her PhD thesis, entitled Inscribed Landscapes: Contextualising Prehistoric Rock Art in Ireland (2006) will shortly be available on the UCD web site. The University of Auckland, where Blaze was a prize-winning undergraduate and MA student in the 1990s, has established an annual Blaze O’Connor Prize to be awarded to the MA student who tops the class.  No more fitting a commemoration could be imagined.

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Date Posted: 15 Mar 2010


Eoin Ó Cionna (1921-2010)

The UCD School of Archaeology is sad to announce the death of Eoin Ó Cionna (1921-2010) who may have been the last survivor of the inaugural UCD Archaeology Society (established 1943) and the last surviving person to have witnessed the archaeological excavations on the summit of Baltinglass Hill in the mid-1930s.

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Date Posted: 15 Mar 2010


Invitation To An Experimental Archaeology Weekend

Invitation To An Experimental Archaeology Weekend

UCD School of Archaeology doctoral researcher Brian Dolan is organising an experimental archaeology weekend which will take place from the 6th-7th of March 2010. The experiment forms part of his PhD research which looks at early iron technology in Ireland. The main goal of the weekend is the production of an iron bloom from bog ore collected recently in Co. Offaly. Other activities will include flint knapping, charcoal making and glass bead production.

The weekend is being organised in conjunction with the Irish National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford and will be taking place in the vicinity of the park's reconstructed ringfort. Members of the public are welcome to come and view the experiment as it happens. 

More information can be found on the project's website which will be updated with results of the experiment; blog posts about the project can be found here.

Date Posted: 26 Feb 2010


UCD School of Archaeology MA scholar wins international award

Niamh Arthur, recent (2008/2009) MA in Archaeology graduate student at UCD has just been announced as the joint winner of the UK Medieval Settlement Research Group's (MSRG) John Hurst Prize for the Best MA thesis/dissertation in Britain and Ireland on Medieval Settlement (2009). This is the third time that this prestigious award has been given to a dissertation from the UCD School of Archaeology (Triona Nicholl, 2004; Jonathan Kinsella, 2005) all dissertations supervised by Dr Aidan O'Sullivan. UCD School of Archaeology's co-ordinator of its Graduate Studies programme, Dr. Graeme Warren, congratulated Niamh on her international success, whose dissertation was on the subject of Viking longphorts or raiding bases in Ireland, and noted that chair of the award committee had commented on the high standards of the UCD School of Archaeology MA students and their dissertations.

Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010


Conference: The 4th Annual Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium

The 4th annual Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium brings together graduate students and early career researchers in the field of early medieval archaeology. EMASS is a forum where new research can be aired, perhaps for the first time, in a constructive and interested environment. It is run by and for early medieval researchers and encourages the application of theory to early medieval archaeology, as well as a truly multi-disciplinary perspective. As always, EMASS 2010 has no set theme, but encourages papers from any aspect of early medieval archaeology, and from any part of the world. EMASS 2010 is sponsored by UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD School of Archaeology, and the Office of Public Works. For further information, please contact info@emass2010.com or see the conference website www.emass2010.com  

Date Posted: 26 Jan 2010


Featured Module: Combat Archaeology

Warfare is a transformative aspect of human cultures, from territoriality in gatherer-hunter society to the global scale we witness today. Weapons and the artefacts of war are at the heart of this module. Through these Dr Alan Peatfield investigates the practical and personal applications of weapons in the context of combat, and the social implications that arise from their development and use. The module covers a wide time span from the early Prehistoric appearance of weapons, through their role during the Bronze Age, Greek and Roman World, into the Mediaeval period.

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Conference: Wetland Archaeology in Ireland and Beyond

6th-7th February 2010, University College Dublin

This conference builds on a long tradition of archaeological examination of Irish wetlands. Papers are sought that introduce new research, or explore new approaches to previous research, with specific reference to peoples’ interactions with wetlands. Papers can work at various scales from the wide to the site specific and across different themes from the sacred to the profane to the environmental.

Papers at the conference will be broadly grouped into sessions of archaeological and environmental studies at small and large scales. The first day will focus on site level studies mainly relating to individual sites or excavations and environmental studies at local scale. The second day will feature inter-site papers, surveys, regional level environmental studies and multidisciplinary projects. Individual projects wishing to present more than one paper are requested to submit proposals across the scales and themes of the conference.

Date Posted: 19 Dec 2009


Culture, Environment and Change: Research Seminar 2009

Theatre M , Newman Building Thursday, 10th December, 9-5pm

UCD School of Archaeology's Research Seminar aims to communicate knowledge about the School's wide-ranging international and national research projects in 2009. UCD Archaeology staff and students are engaged in archaeological research projects around the world; in SE Asia, the Mediterranean and northwest Europe, ranging in date from the Mesolithic to the Post-medieval period. This is the second in what is hoped will be a yearly event, details of the 2008 event can be found here.

Download details of the Research Seminar Day 2009

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Festschrift for Professor Barry Raftery

Over 60 academics from Ireland, Britain and Europe have come together to honour the life and career of the recently retired Professor of Celtic Archaeology at University College Dublin, Barry Raftery. Professor Raftery is best known for his widely published work on the IronAge, including the landmark monograph Pagan Celtic Ireland, his extensive excavations at the lateBronze Age hillfort at Rathgall, Co.Wicklow, and his programme of innovative research onwooden trackways and associated features in Irish raised bogs. This festschrift is a testament to the very deep regard and affection in which Barry is held in many countries.

Download the pre-publication offer flyer >>

Date Posted: 23 Sep 2009


Fishweirs and coastal communities in Northwest Europe Workshop

UCD School of Archaeology are hosting a workshop on Saturday 19th September 2009, on Fishweirs and coastal communities in Northwest Europe (Mesolithic to Post-Medieval), with speakers from UCD; Margaret Gowen and Co., The Discovery Programme; the University of Ulster at Coleraine; University of Wales at Lampeter; the University of Reading, England and colleagues at DRAC Normandy and the CNRS at the University of Rennes, France (See flyer).

Prehistoric and historic fishweirs are unique and fascinating archaeological sites, often located in extraordinarily difficult intertidal environments, but are hugely rewarding in archaeological and environmental terms. The archaeological workshop will be exploring their potential and seeking to establish collaboration and links between colleagues in Ireland, UK and France. The workshop will be a small gathering with active discussion.

Colleagues interested in attending should contact Aidan O'Sullivan or Conor McDermott to book a seat.

UCD School of Archaeology would like to acknowledge funding support from the IRCHSS/Éigide Ulyssess Scheme; The Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD; The Heritage Council for this event and associated research.

Date Posted: 15 Sep 2009


Dr Blaze O’Connor

The School of Archaeology is very sad to have lost our esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Blaze O’Connor, NUI Post-Doctoral Fellow in the UCD School of Archaeology. Blaze died on Saturday 8th August and funeral services were held in Leicester on 13th August and in Auckland, New Zealand on the 18th August. The World Archaeological Congress has a condolence page for Blaze on its website. The School will be organising a commemoration and celebration of Blaze’s life at a date to be announced.

Ka tuhoa te ra, ka wairara, ka hinga...The sun rises to the zenith, then sets.

Professor Gabriel Cooney, Head of School, UCD School of Archaeology

Date Posted: 20 Aug 2009


JOB: Modelling Boyne Valley landscape evolution

A Research Assistant is sought for a four-month period to carry out geomorphological research in an on-going inter-disciplinary research programme on the geoarchaeology of the River Boyne catchment, Ireland. This research project is funded by the Heritage Council’s Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research Programme, and based jointly in UCD School of Archaeology & School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy (GPEP). The project is collaborative between UCD, Meath County Council, Department of Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology, the University of Southampton and tallamhireland Ltd., and is managed by Drs. Helen Lewis (UCD Archaeology) and Colman Gallagher (UCD GPEP).

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Tender: HLC and GIS Modelling of Boyne Valley

UCD School of Archaeology and UCD School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy
Closing date for application is July 14, 2009
Tenders are sought to carry out a Historic Landscape Characterisation and GIS modelling of landscape change, to be developed from and integrated with extant GIS modelling of the River Boyne, focusing initially on County Meath. The project must be complete by November 30, 2009, at the latest, and the maximum amount for the tender is €14,200. Bids will be assessed for quality of design and applicants’ experience, and not primarily on a costing basis.

Further details regarding the position are available from Stephen Davis (UCD), Loreto Guinan (Meath County Council) or Helen Lewis (UCD).

Download information sheet >>

Date Posted: 30 Jun 2009


Tara Symposium 24th-26th October 2009

Watch this space for information on the most extensive collaborative review of the archaeology of Tara undertaken to date.  Featuring approximately 40 invited papers by internationally renowned scholars the symposium explores the following themes: (1) the archaeology of Tara; (2) Tara in its local and regional setting; (3) comparative perspectives on Tara; and (4) the evolving significance of Tara since ancient times.  The symposium is organised by Professor Muiris O’Sullivan on behalf of the UCD School of Archaeology in association with the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies.

Visit the Tara Symposium web pages for more information >>

Date Posted: 29 Apr 2009


Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe: Ireland (DISCO) report launched

UCD School of Archaeology working on behalf of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland has completed the Irish component of a major international study profiling the archaeological progression in Europe. The Irish report as well as those for the other 11 partner countries are now available on the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe: (DISCO) website.

Date Posted: 01 Dec 2009


School of Archaeology Transition Year Programme 2009

From Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of March 2009 the School of Archaeology held its first annual Transition Year Programme for second level students. The ten students taking part in the week of archaeological activities came from schools across Dublin as well as counties Kildare and Tipperary.

Date Posted: 27 Apr 2009


Conference: Thinking About 'Things'

Thinking About 'Things': Interdisciplinary Futures in Material Culture is an international, multi-disciplinary graduate conference taking place in UCD, Dublin, Ireland from 5th-7th May 2009. Click here for more info and here for the call for papers.

Email info@tat2009.com with any questions, queries or suggestions

Date Posted: 18 Feb 2009


Taught Graduate Programme Open Day, Thursday 19th February 2009

There will be an open day for our taught graduate programmes on
Thursday 19th February 2009
1 - 6pm in UCD School of Archaeology

UCD School of Archaeology Open Day Flyer (PDF)
UCD School of Archaeology Graduate Opportunities: 2009-2010 (PDF)

See our postgraduate pages


Date Posted: 22 Jan 2009


UCD School of Archaeology's Research Seminar 2008

UCD Archaeology staff and students are engaged in archaeological research projects around the world; in SE Asia, the Mediterranean, North America and northwest Europe, with investigations and discoveries ranging in date from the Mesolithic to the Post-medieval period. This UCD School of Archaeology 2008 Research Seminar will present a range of papers and research posters demonstrating the vibrant research culture in the School and its wide-ranging collaborative links with Irish archaeology and beyond. PLEASE DOWNLOAD the UCD School of Archaeology 2008 Research seminar flyer (PDF) >>

Come and join us for a Christmas Archaeology Research Seminar!

Places are limited, if you would like to attend, please email School Research Co-ordinator at Aidan.OSullivan@ucd.ie or phone him at 01-7168252 to reserve a place




Date Posted: 27 Nov 2008


WAC Warriors! Dr Barry Molloy talks to UCD Today

Dr Barry Molloy, UCD School of Archaeology Post Doctoral Fellow, talks to Juno McEnroe, about how Irish Bronze Age warriors fought on the battlefield. His research paper on this subject was presented at the largest ever international gathering of archaeologists in Ireland – the World Archaeological Congress, which was hosted by UCD in June-July 2008.

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Tony Robinson from Channel 4's Time Team visits UCD School of Archaeology

After speaking at the UCD Literary and Historical Society Tony Robinson, of Channel 4's Time Team and BBC's Blackadder fame amongst many other things, took time out from his busy schedule to chat informally with staff and students in the School of Archaeology. 

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Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) established

EMAP is a collaborative research project recently established at UCD School of Archaeology to promote the dessemination (through conferences, publications and web resources) and archaeological studies of data recovered in recent Irish archaeological excavations. EMAP is currently engaged in its pilot project of data gathering and is funded by the Heritage Council. Visit the EMAP web pages >>

Date Posted: 21 Sep 2007


Adoption of Agriculture in Ireland Report Now Available

Draft report from the ongoing /Adoption of Agriculture in Ireland: what are the research challenges/ project is now available for comment and discussion. The public discussion forum is to be held 11 am, Saturday May 17th, UCD at the William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium.

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Apply for our postgraduate programmes 2008-2009

The School of Archaeology will be offering a one-year, full-time, MA in Archaeology in 2008-9. This is a general MA degree in Archaeology, but it is being structured to allow students to specialise in aspects of archaeology that most interest them. We also offer PhD, Mlitt and Diploma programmes

  • MA programme >>
  • MA in Archaeological Practice >>
  • PhD/Mlitt >>
  • Higher Diploma in Archaeological Studies >>
  • Graduate Diploma >>

Apply on-line for the MA >>

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Viking ship, the 'Sea Stallion', arrives into Dublin

UCD School of Archaeology members Triona Nicholl and John Nicholl arrive into Dublin on the reconstructed Skuldelev 2 Viking ship.

The Sea Stallion sailed under Viking Age conditions across the actual waters that the original ship was built to cross 965 years years ago. The ship arrived at Dublin City Moorings on Tuesday 14th August 2007 – roughly six weeks after leaving Roskilde, Denmark.

The School congratulates Triona and John on their part in this historic voyage.

Visit the Sea Stallion site >>
See pictures of the arrival into Dublin >>
Coverage on RTÉ >>
Follow the progress of the voyage on the BBC >>
Discover more about boat building in Viking times >>

Date Posted: 21 Sep 2007


Memorable Archaeology Society Trip to Belderrig in Co.Mayo

The Archaeological Society were proud to have organised a trip to the archaeologically rich area of Belderrig in Co.Mayo. It was an honour to have Prof. Seamus Caufield as our guide for the weekend and a special thank you to Conor McDermot and Dr Graeme Warren for their help, without which the trip could not take place. Finally a special thank you to all the people of Belderrig who make every visit a memorable experience with their welcoming and friendly response to 20 students for the weekend. Read More >>

Date Posted: 02 Apr 2008


Social and environmental change in the past - Doctoral scholarships and Postdoctoral research positions announced

We are delighted to announce that as an integral part of the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies Global Ireland PRTLI-funded Global Ireland research programme there are a number PhD and Postdoctoral positions in the Footprints of Ireland: heritage and landscape strand of the programme. This is one of the four interlocking research strands and it focuses on analysing social and environmental change in the past. The initial foci of the strand will be the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition and the development of early medieval society. For initial inquiries contact the strand PIs; Professor Gabriel Cooney, UCD School of Archaeology or Professor Pat Shannon, UCD School of Geological Sciences. For further information on the strands and the programme contact Brian Jackson and view the Graduate School Web Information >>

Date Posted: 20 Mar 2008


Conference: 1200 BC War, Climate Change and Cultural Catastrophe

Friday 7th March - Sunday 9th March - Theatre R Newman Building

Click here for more details >>

Date Posted: 28 Jan 2008


2007 conference proceedings of the AYIA launched

The launch of the proceedings of the 2007 conference of the Association of Young Irish Archaeologists will take place on Thursday 6th March, 6.30pm in Room C214, Newman Building, University College Dublin. Professor Muiris O’Sullivan will say a few words and this will be followed by a wine reception.

If you are unable to attend, you can call into Kim Rice in the School of Archaeology (K013). Alternatively, you can send a cheque or postal order for €16 (€15 for proceedings and €1 for p&p) to AYIA, the School of Archaeology, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Any queries to ayiadublin@gmail.com

Date Posted: 01 Mar 2008


Foresight Report - Archaeology 2020

UCD report calls for repositioning of Irish Archaeology by 2020 to address critical issues. Pictured at the official launch of Archaeology 2020 at the Royal Irish Academy: Professor Gabriel Cooney (left), UCD School of Archaeology and Mr Dick Roche TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Read UCD News article >>
Archaeology 2020 (PDF) >>

Date Posted: 14 Jun 2007

Professor Gabriel Cooney (left), UCD School of Archaeology and Mr Dick Roche TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government


Archaeology Ireland 2007 Conference

Saturday 17th  November 2007, Astra Hall, UCD Student, Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

Anyone interested in how we communicate the excitement and intrigue of archaeology will enjoy the conference, and we hope that all of Archaeology Ireland’s many friends will bethere to celebrate our 20th birthday!

Download Archaeology Ireland Conference Details

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2007


Trowel XI launches 10th December!

Volume XI of Trowel UCD Student Archaeology Journal launches Monday 10th December at 7.30 in Theatre N of the Newman Bulding in UCD. Dr. Eoin Grogan will launch this edition of the journal after which there will be a free wine reception in the Forum Bar. Copies of the journal will be on sale at the launch at €8 or €5 for students.

More details >>

Date Posted: 30 Nov 2007


NEW Archaeology and Geology Degree

Students who are interested in the application of geological and other scientific approaches to solving archaeological problems will find this an exciting and challenging joint degree option, unique in Ireland.


Date Posted: 06 Nov 2007


Over 1600 people from around the world attend The Sixth World Archaeology Congress

WAC-6, the Sixth World Archaeology Congress, hosted in UCD was one of the largest archaeological conferences ever held in Europe. It was an outstanding success, with 1600 delegates from over 70 countries participating in a multitude of academic sessions, poster and art exhibitions, field-trips and social events. UCD School of Archaeology thanks all involved - from whatever part of the world they came – and particularly our Irish colleagues for their huge contribution.

Visit the WAC-6 web site >>

Date Posted: 05 Jul 2008