Strategic archaeological research frameworks workshops

Building on the results of a recent sectoral survey, the Discovery Programme in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) is inviting members of the archaeological and heritage sectors to take part in a half-day in-person workshop to explore and progress the development of an island-wide Strategic Archaeological Research Framework for Ireland.
The following seven workshops will be available to join across the island between February and March 2024:

  • Kilkenny – Rothe House – February 8th
  • Galway – The Harbour Hotel – February 22nd
  • Enniskillen – Enniskillen Castle Museum – February 29th
  • Dublin – The Royal Irish Academy – March 6th
  • Mullingar – Annebrook House Hotel – March 14th
  • *Cork – University College Cork – March 27th
  • Belfast – Ulster Museum – March 28th

These workshops aim to facilitate discussion and thought about the major challenges and opportunities that affect all areas of archaeological practice and research, and to hear what the wider archaeological and heritage sector would like to include in a Strategic Archaeological Research Framework. Engagement within the sector and between practitioners is essential to the building of this Framework, and to help us articulate the value of archaeological research within the sector and beyond.
Participation in these workshops will be recognised as CPD events by IAI, and members are warmly welcome to take part. This initiative is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage: National Monuments Service, and supported by the Heritage Council, and by the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.

Please note: booking is essential as places are limited.

* The Cork workshop is a full-day event and is being organised in conjunction with UCC Department of Archaeology as part of the IRC INSTAR+-funded Irish Peatland Archaeology Across Time (IPeAAT) project.

Eventbrite links for each location

Kilkenny: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Kilkenny Tickets, Thu 8 Feb 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Galway: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Galway Tickets, Thu, Feb 22, 2024 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

Enniskillen: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Enniskillen Tickets, Thu 29 Feb 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Dublin: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Dublin Tickets, Wed 6 Mar 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Mullingar: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Mullingar Tickets, Thu 14 Mar 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Cork: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Cork Tickets, Wed 27 Mar 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Belfast: Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Workshop – Belfast Tickets, Thu 28 Mar 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite