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2022 Lecture Programme

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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding lectures online. Members will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting, the public can watch live on YouTube. Recordings will be available on YouTube. You can access our YouTube channel here.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Monday 31 January           

'For want of a horse, the rider was lost’: an introduction to Ireland's Late Iron Age equitation

Dr Rena Maguire

Monday 22 February

“Better pass boldly into that other world”.  The Dead in the Irish Early Bronze Age, their rituals and the society that made them.

Dr Cormac McSparron

Monday 28 February

Annual General Meeting

Monday 28 March

Sacred waters: cures, penance and holy fish

Finbar McCormick

Monday 25 April

“If I had a hammer”: Bronze Age metalworkers and their tools

Dr Linda Boutoille


Monday 30 May      

Bricks, steel and a lot of Concrete: The Defence Heritage resurvey of Northern Ireland

Dr James O'Neill

Ulidia Heritage Services

Monday 27 June

Idols, ards and severed heads: Three thousand years of deposition in a Roscommon fen

Eve Campbell
Archaeological Management Solutions

Monday 25 July

40 Years ‘a Digging: Reflections of an Irish Field Archaeologist

Ruairí Ó Baoill

Monday 29 August

Larne Lough: A Forgotten Seascape

Stephen Cameron
Antrim County Archaeological Society 

Monday 26 September

Exploring Ulster's hidden medieval landscape

Laura Patrick

Monday 24 October

An Overview of the Viking-Age Archaeology of Ireland

Ruairí Ó Baoill

This lecture will be hybrid, face-to-face in the Elmwood lecture theatre, Queen's Univerisity Belfast.

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 November

Annual Conference Discovery 2022!

Monday 28 November

The Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer Ireland 

Graeme Warren
University College Dublin

Monday 12 December

Lesser Spotted Europe: a bioarchaeological approach to early farming lifestyles in southern Europe

Eoin Parkinson

This lecture will be hybrid, face-to-face in the Elmwood lecture theatre, Queen's Univerisity Belfast.