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Maritime Cultural Heritage in 21st-Century Ireland

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 6 – 8pm

Maritime Cultural Heritage in 21st-Century Ireland

A lecture by Dr Niall Brady (Archaeological Diving Company) organised by Trinity Centre for Environmental History in association with the School of History and Humanities.

An Awakening. Maritime Cultural Heritage in 21st-Century Ireland: the Case of Dublin and its Bay

Policy makers and regulators have been active promotors of maritime cultural heritage in Ireland since the 1990s. In contrast, dynamic engagement by the development sector with the principals behind such policies is a very recent phenomenon. Exploring the cultural heritage of Dublin Bay and the narratives of development and change that are retained on its shores and on its seabed, this lecture reflects on the present situation and considers whether we are experiencing a new era where maritime cultural heritage will continue to evolve alongside the social and cultural development of the city and its wider region.

Dr Niall Brady FSA is an archaeologist and founding director of the Archaeological Diving Company, Ireland's premier maritime archaeological consultancy. He is a medievalist with primary degrees from UCD (1983, 1986) and a PhD from Cornell University (1996). His areas of special interest include landscape and the medieval economy. He has published widely on agriculture and maritime matters and was project director of the Discovery Programme’s Medieval Rural Settlement Project (2002-2010) which contributed a major book, Margaret Murphy and Michael Potterton (eds), The Dublin Region in the Middle Ages (Dublin, 2019). Niall has been a member of the COST Ocean's Past Platform and he sits on several national and international committees. He has been working on aspects of Dublin's maritime heritage for almost two decades, and his company is currently engaged by Dublin Port Company on its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project. 

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Making Ireland
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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