Upcoming events Autumn/Winter 2018

28 September
Cork Discovers: A World of Research
Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork City @5-7pm
With our colleagues from FabLab we’re facilitating a Cultural Heritage and the Digital Age Workshop. Participants can build a model of a Jedi Island as part of this hands-on workshop and make their own personalised gift to take home. You can also find out more about the technology we’re using as part of the Cherish Project and about the E-Rihs European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science.
Reserve a place on Eventbrite here: https://corkdiscovers.org/programme/programme-all-other-venues/

3 October
Monastic Waterford: history, architecture and artefacts
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Waterford @2-4.30pm.
This event will take place on Wednesday, 3rd October between 2pm and 4.30pm. It will begin in Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum with a presentation by Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye, UCC on the historical and architectural background to Monastic Waterford and another by Eamonn McEneaney discussing the artefacts in the Waterford Treasures Museum which relate to Waterford’s monastic past. These presentations will be followed by a tour of Monastic Waterford led by Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye. The tour will include the Greyfriars, the remains of a thirteenth-century Franciscan Friary, Blackfriars, the remains of a thirteenth-century Dominican Friary, and Christ Church Cathedral.
You can book a place at this event by emailing LindaShine@DiscoveryProgramme.ie or by ringing the Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum on 076 1102501.

16 October
Postgraduate workshop: Witnessing and interpreting changes in Ireland’s historic maritime environment
The Discovery Programme, 6 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 @ 2-4pm
This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and is being organised as part of the Cherish Project. We are witnessing increased storm forces, flooding events and sea level rises that threaten our cultural heritage. This also provides us with an opportunity to focus research on understudied parts of our coastal and underwater environment using collaborative approaches to study maritime features including shipwrecks, ports and promontory forts. The workshop will involve short illustrated talks, by maritime archaeologists and geologists, followed by discussions on the extent of the Ireland’s marine resource, effects of climate change, managing threats to sites, reasons for settling on the coast, and sea communication.
Karl Brady (NMS) Ireland’s Maritime Heritage
Sandra Henry (DP) The CHERISH Project background and methods.
James Barry (GSI) Recording shipwrecks and the intertidal zone with remote sensing.
Edward Pollard (DP) Interpreting the evidence: The Waterford Copper Coast case study.
Book a place by emailing LindaShine@DiscoveryProgramme.ie

Tuesday, 20 November
Postgraduate workshop: ‘Dressed to impress: brooches in early medieval Ireland’.
Facilitated by Raghnall O’Floinn
The Discovery Programme, 6 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 @ 2-4pm
This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and it will examine how brooches were used and their meaning both for their owners and those who viewed them.
Places are restricted to post-graduate students. Please book a place by emailing lindashine@discoveryprogramme.ie

27 November
Martin Doody lecture @ Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 @6pm
This year’s Martin Doody lecture entitled Hunter-Gatherer Ireland: what do we know and why should we care? will be presented by Prof Graeme Warren of the School of Archaeology UCD