We have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel all our 2020 summer field schools. We came to this decision based solely on concerns for the well-being and safety of our staff, students, partners, and fantastic homestay families. We hope to still have public archaeology/heritage events in 2020, contingent on how the Covid-19 epidemic develops (follow us on social media for updates). Our John’s Hall project in Birr also continues apace (see here).
While this news is disappointing, we are delighted to be launching two online courses – fully credited – in Forensic Anthropology (here) and Physical Anthropology/Archaeology (here) in partnership with Maynooth University. These courses will deliver the same great content – just sadly missing our preferred outdoor classroom.
We are also excited to launch our ‘Virtual Heritage School’ or VHS for short! This will be a new virtual archaeology and heritage world across social media, so make sure to follow our channels to see all our posts. We will have online lectures and talks on Irish history, book and tv reviews, children’s activities, an insight into the courses we offer and a whole lot more – all from the safety of your home. Get involved and let’s support each other and stay connected as a community through the Covid-19 crisis!
TOGETHER WE WILL BEAT THIS (let’s just not be bored while we do)
Denis and Stephen – 26th March 2020