As with so many other events this year, the annual National Monuments Service conference will be going online for public health reasons. We are delighted to be able to go ahead in this capacity and hope that it will give many more ‘virtual’ conference-goers a taste for these already popular events, while also meaning that our regular attendees aren’t missing out.

Land, Sea and Sky: the archaeology of coasts and islands.

Explore the archaeology and settlement of islands, coastal areas and the sea that links them.This conference sets out to explore the connections of archaeological heritage with local and coastal communities and its role in establishing a sense of place.

The programme, developed by conference adviser Professor Gabriel Cooney (UCD), provides an interdisciplinary gathering of eminent scholars and practitioners to explore the connections between islands and mainlands—what have come to be called ‘islandscapes’. The notion of archipelago worlds and the sea as a highway is a reminder of the importance of longer voyages and the ability of seafarers from earliest times to use the currents, to move along coastlines, to use the intervisibility of mountains to ‘island hop’ and, more importantly, to connect seemingly distant lands. These contacts often sparked major social change.

These conference papers are presented by the National Monuments Service in partnership with the Office of Public Works and organised by Archaeology Ireland.

5 sessions of pre-recorded conference presentations are scheduled for release as follows:

Session 1:        01 October

Session 2:        03 October

Session 3:        06 October

Session 4:        08 October

Session 5:        10 October

All pre-recorded conference presentations will be available from their release date until the end of October.

They are free to view but registration is required: CLICK HERE

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The editor is Sharon Greene.

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