Thanks to everyone for the feedback during recent seminars and lectures, which have been a great help in focusing upcoming training events in building conservation and heritage research for 2013. The next few will concentrate on historical and building research and assessment techniques, and will combine practical exercises with the lectures to illustrate how it all comes together in practice. Following these, there will be another series of lectures on specialist topics such as the conservation of metals, timber, earth etc., as well as Continue reading
INTBAU Italy will hold a study tour of Barcelona, Spain from 27 April – 4 May 2013. The course is intended to give participants a strong understanding of Barcelona’s diverse history, culture, traditions, art, architecture, and planning initiatives. Participants will also improve their drawing skills through a series of exercises with feedback from tutors. For more information, please click here.
The new book Exploring the Maritime Archaeology of Ireland has just been published and is available here. This research guide is intended to provide guidance to sources of maritime archaeological information, and is a specialized addition to other historical and archaeological research guides I’ve compiled for Fingal, Sligo and Kildare.
About the book: Maritime archaeological research has developed and evolved over time, and can include the study of shipwrecks, seaborne trade, maritime maps & charts, submerged coastal sites, ancient boats & ships, pirates, buccaneers and ‘maritime cultural landscapes’ – an area first defined by Christer Westerdahl over 15 years ago. Sources for maritime archaeology are consequently spread across a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, history, ship & boat technology, ethnography, historical geography, anthropology and art historical studies. This guide is intended to guide researchers towards both traditional and new digital information resources available for the study of Ireland’s maritime heritage. The book describes Continue reading