Community Archaeology

Call for Papers-Partnership & Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland

 Community participation in archaeology has become increasingly popular over recent years. From surveys, excavations, and field-walking to tourism, heritage and art-based projects, people have been engaging with the sites and monuments in their locality.

 To date there has been a lack of opportunity to share results generated through community archaeology beyond local audiences. The aim of this volume is two-fold. First is to provide and outlet for the results of the varied and interesting projects being undertaken by community groups. The second is to facilitate further critical and reflective discussion of community archaeology. For purposes of this publication the understanding of community archaeology is wide, encompassing any phase of archaeological work or aspect of heritage management that focuses on the intersections between archaeology, heritage and communities-the more viewpoints the better!

 This Heritage Council-supported publication will bring the results of these projects and experiences to a wider audience. In order to encompass all the different perspectives of those involved in community archaeology, submissions are welcome from participants, archaeologists, regulatory authorities, academics, advocates and even opponents of community archaeology in Ireland.


Papers should be

  • Maximum of 5000 words in length.
  • Include site location map and a maximum of 5 other figures (e.g. historical maps  sites & feature plans, geophysical survey results)
  • Maximum of 8 plates per paper.
  • Reproduction permission to be attained by authors.
  • Submission should be in Word (no pdfs) with hi-res illustrations (min. 300dpi).


Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 11th January 2018

Deadline for Submission:  Friday 2nd March 2018


All queries/submissions to

Christine Baker, Fingal Community Archaeologist (01 – 890 5691)


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