Hello all, Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must elect a Secretary for the remainder of this term, which ends, according to the constitution, on 30 June. Our EGM will be held on 29 February at 4:30 pm in Meeting Room 2 in Bailey Allen Hall, which is on the balcony just above the SocsBox. Duties of the secretary include taking notes and writing up minutes of the Committee meetings (roughly once a week), corresponding through email and facebook message with speakers, members and the public, and having a lot of fun with probably the best committee on campus this year. It is important we get as much Society participation […]
Tuesday, March 1st 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM In AC213 Main Concourse Building NUIG Nearly done your degree? Trying to decide what subjects to keep? Looking for your next step in life? Come hear Josephine Walsh of the Careers Centre explain what sorts of job opportunities are available with an archaeology degree and feel better (or slightly less panicky, let’s face it!) about stepping out into the real world. There will be a question and answer period for the curious! NUIG ArchSOC Facebook Page
“Experimental Archaeology: Making, Understanding, Storytelling” A Guest Lecture by Professor Aidan O’Sullivan MIAI, FSA, Associate Professor in Archaeology, UCD School of Archaeology. Director: UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture Wednesday the 24th of February 7pm to 9pm in AM214, SIOBHAN MCKENNA THEATRE (Arts Millennium Building) NUIG
A guest lecture this Thursday on using geochemical analysis to define activity areas at the spectacular Neolithic site of the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands.
Archaeology Society presents a lecture by Lecturer in Irish Studies at University College Limerick Catherine Swift entitled “Clans, Crannógs and Clachans: Examining Medieval Archaeological Evidence through the Lens of Irish Kinship Vocabulary.” Tuesday, November 17 at 7:15am IN AC204 NUIG (Main Concourse) Refreshments to follow at Sliding Rock. All welcome! *Please note the time change from 7pm to 7.15pm.*
The Ilisu dam is a large-scale hydro-electric dam project that will, if constructed, submerge over 300 square kilometers of land in SE Turkey. If built, it will be the first and largest of a series of several huge dams the Turkish government seeks to construct along the River Tigris as part of the GAP development project. They claim that this development will greatly benefit all through facilitating economic growth and providing work opportunities which will eventually lead to prosperity and ultimately create peace in the region. However, in reality the dam will displace at least 78, 000 local people from over 200 villages and the town of Hasankeyf. Local women, already in an impoverished and war-torn situation, […]