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The Archaeology of a Decade of War 2016 Lecture Series Archaeology


21 January


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25 August


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Touched by War: Reflections on the Archaeology of Conflict

Frongoch camp and the archaeology of internment

Mapping and Protecting the Shipwrecks of WWI in Irish Waters

The Fortress Prison: the archaeology of Victorian Spike Island, Co. Cork

Dr Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, will demonstrate how archaeology can shed new light on conflicts from medieval warfare to the world wars of the 20th century.

Dr Joanna Brück, University of Bristol, will discuss Frongoch internment camp and explore the potential of an archaeological approach to the camp and its material culture.

Mr Karl Brady, Underwater Archaeological Unit, National Monuments Service and Ms Charise McKeon, Geological Survey of Ireland will discuss World War One naval conflict in Irish water and mapping and protecting WWI wrecks.

Dr Barra O’Donnabhain, University College Cork, will talk about the Spike Island Archaeological Project which is investigating the archaeology of the Victorian convict depot that operated at Spike Island in Cork harbour from 1847-1883.

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The landscape of the 1916 Rising

Recording Ireland’s First World War Landscapes

Mr Lar Joye, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, will examine the 1916 Rising from a military history point of view, looking at the events of the rebellion and the battlefield today.

Ms Heather Montgomery, Queens University Belfast, will explain her archaeological investigations into the training of Kitchener’s New Army in Ireland, 1914-1918.


3 March


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Beating the Retreat? The final hours of the Rising in Moore Street

The Archaeological Landscape of WWI in Flanders

Mr Franc Myles, MUBC, MIAI, Urban Archaeologist, discusses his investigations of the interiors of the buildings on Moore Street and Henry Place, offering an archaeological perspective on the Rising in central Dublin.

Prof. dr. Jean Bourgeois & dr. Birger Stichelbaut, Ghent University, discuss how thanks to the aerial photographs from WWI and modern archaeological techniques, it is possible to reconstruct the making of the landscape of World War 1.


15 September

The Geography of the War of Independence and Civil War in Dublin

Mr Muiris de Buitléir MSc. FRGS will discuss Dublin City during the period the War of Independence and the Civil War. It’s geography and buildings and how they affected the events of the period and how memories of the period remain associated with the urban landscape. Thursday

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The Archaeological Landscape of the War of Independence & The Civil War

Mr Damian Shiels, Military Archaeologist, will examine the wealth of archaeological evidence for Ireland’s 20th century conflict which surrounds us today as safe houses, weapon factories, training areas, prison sites, RIC stations, ambush sites and other such conflictrelated locations.

Time 1pm - 1.45pm Lo c at i o n Ceramics Room, National Museum of IrelandArchaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

F r e e A dm i s s i o n Not wheelchair Accessible.

b oo k i n g PLEASE BOOK as places are limited; Telephone, 01 648 6334 or email Part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 Public Engagement Programme.

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