Next Saturday I will be presenting at the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland annual conference. The paper will draw on results from my own work on samples from Arundel Square, a medieval site in Waterford city, combined with the analyses carried out on wood (Lorna O’Donnell), charcoal (Ellen O Carroll) and insects (Eileen Reilly). It draws very heavily on Eileen’s work and we are presenting it in her memory.Continue reading “Environmental remains from Arundel Square”
This is the abstract of a paper that I will be presenting at EU GEO in May.
Time and space, voice and place: creating, criticising and re-evaluating oral history mapsContinue reading “Time and space, voice and place”
NB: This is work in progress!
I am adding data from sites to a timeline and maps to see if digital tools can help me to gain new insights into archaeobotanical datasets.Continue reading “Testing new tools”
Abstract for my upcoming talk at Rathfarnham Castle (Thursday, 23 August 2018).
From Garden to Gut…
My most recent research efforts have been focused on developing ideas about gardening and food in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This has been prompted by some work on the plant remains from excavations at Rathfarnham Castle in late 2014 and early 2015. The samples dated from the 1690s, plus or minus 30 years.
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A hard copy of my PhD thesis was submitted to the library in January (and it was much heavier than I thought it would be!).
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I am just back from visiting the new (not quite finished yet) visitor centre at the North Chapel, the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, where the outreach hub of the Cork Folklore Project will soon be based. I was there for a fairly informal launch of this year’s issue of The Archive, the Project’s journal. In the room, which will be open to visitors, there is an interactive whiteboard displaying the latest iteration of the Cork Memory Map, which I worked on for my PhD. There are niggles, but it was exciting to see it on display!
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My Viva voce was last week. It was a strange experience and I am still occasionally kicking myself for not saying things in certain ways. I used the final chapter of John Finn’s book, Getting a Phd, to prepare. He lists a set of general questions that are commonly asked in vivas. I used this, getting my husband to ask me the questions, which forced me to verbalise the thesis. This was quite good preparation and I would recommend it to anyone else in the same situation. Continue reading “After the viva”