Monthly lectures are held at Queen's University Belfast and cover a wide range of archaeological and related topics. All lectures are held at 7.30pm in the Main Lecture Theatre in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Elmwood Building in Elmwood Avenue.  Admission is free and all are welcome.



2019 Lecture Programme


Monday 21 January           

The Route of the Táin Bó Cúailnge: The manuscript and the folklore

Paul Gosling
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Department of Heritage and Tourism

Monday 25 February


Followed by three short talks

Monday 25 March

In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

Professor Jim Mallory

Monday 15 April

The False Lintel of Newgrange and the making of a Global Heritage Icon

Michael Gibbons
Independent archaeologist

Monday 20 May      

Kingship and Religion: Framing archaeological narratives for first millennium AD Ireland

Dr Patrick Gleeson

Monday 16 September

Ancient Genomics and Irish Human Prehistory

Professor Dan Bradley
Trinity College Dublin

Monday 28 October

Knocknashee: Results from fieldwork on Knocknashee Hill, Co. Sligo

Dr Dirk Brandherm and Dr Cormac McSparron

8-9 November

Annual Conference Discovery 2019!

Monday 9 December

The Archaeology of Folklore

Dr Roisin Ní Reilly-Brennan
Independent Researcher