Download the detailed programme for “Looking back, moving forward: 70 years of environmental archaeology in Ireland” here: EnvArchIre_2016conference_Programme_FINAL

9.30–10.00

Registration

SESSION 1       Chair: Dr Ann Lynch

10.00–10.10

Welcome and introduction  Meriel McClatchie

10.10–10.30

Wetlands and woodlands – from Littleton to Lisheen  Ellen O Carroll, Ben Gearey (UCC), Eileen Reilly and Tim Coughlan (IAC)

10.30–10.50

Secrets of the bog revealed – the National Museum of Ireland Bog Bodies Research Project Isabella Mulhall (NMI) et al.

10.50–11.00

Discussion

11.00–11.30

Tea break and Poster display

 

SESSION 2       Chair: Dr Ann Lynch

11.30–11.50

Methodological and conceptual advances in understanding climate impacts on past cultures Gill Plunkett (QUB), Graeme Swindles (Leeds), Mike Baillie (QUB) and Francis Ludlow (TCD)

11.50–12.10

A bumper harvest: refining the case for early medieval agriculture in Ireland Orla-Peach Power (UCC) et al.

12.10–12.30

‘Of man, rat, flea and microbe’*: New understandings of medieval life from urban environmental archaeology Eileen Reilly and Lorna O’Donnell

12.30–12.45

Overview Mick Monk (UCC)

12.45–13.00

Discussion

 

13.00–14.00

Lunch and Poster Display (Attendees to make own arrangements for lunch – Restaurant at Botanic Gardens will be open)

 

SESSION 3       Chair: Dr Michael Ryan

14.00–15.15

Discussion: break-out groups

Interactive discussion to examine research priorities, professional practice, educational and training opportunities/gaps, data and materials curation and accessibility – all conference attendees will be encouraged to participate

15.15–16.00

General discussion

Comments from invited participants: Gill Campbell (Historic England) and Prof. Chris Caseldine (University of Exeter)

Open discussion

Announcement of poster prize

 

16.00

Finish

 

 

 

 

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