Heritage News & Events 17.2.22

Heritage Stewardship Fund
The Heritage Council launched a new scheme titled Heritage Stewardship Fund to support staff in local authorities, state agencies and third level institutions with responsibilities for heritage programmes e.g. stewardship of and access to collections, archives, buildings, monuments and habitats.  Further details https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/funding/heritage-stewardship-scheme  Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Wednesday 16th March 2022.  They will also host a zoom information session for this scheme on Friday 18th Feb @11.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pjeAOWYnTEWDS2aoKjWFiA

International Women’s Day Talk
To mark International Women’s Day the OPW Kilkenny Castle will host a free talk, by Dr Naomi McAreavey, on The Women in the Letters of the First Duchess of Ormonde on Tuesday 8th March @8pm in The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle.  Free but ticketed event. Registration at  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/international-womens-day-talk-tickets-271039234647Opportunity to meet Oral Historians event
The Oral History Network Ireland (OHNI) will host a free in person networking event on Friday 4th March from 10.30am -12.30pm in Cork City Library, Cork. This event offers a space for oral historians to meet in an informal setting to discuss ideas and meet other people involved in oral history and an opportunity to share your views on how OHNI can develop over the coming months and years.  Further details on this event available at https://oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/event/networking-event-cork

Irish Historic Towns Atlas workshops
Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) is inviting expressions of interest from researchers, teachers and practitioners who have used the Atlas in their work and would like to take part in a day of workshops by giving a short presentation and taking part in panel discussions on Thursday 19th May 2022 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin.  Further details available at https://www.ria.ie/news/irish-historic-towns-atlas/call-papers-using-atlas-irish-historic-towns-atlas-workshops

Royal Irish Academy Research Grants open for applications
The Royal Irish Academy have opened their applications for their Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology Legacy Grants.  The ARG scheme welcomes applications which focus on an innovative and standalone research question with a standalone research answer.  The Legacy Grants scheme is open to applications relating to post-excavation research for Archaeological Research Excavations. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 30th March 2022.   Grant criteria/application forms available at https://www.ria.ie/news/standing-committee-archaeology-grants-and-awards/archaeology-research-grants-and-archaeology

Building Limes Forum Ireland Annual Conference 2022 – Save the date
Building Limes Forum Ireland (BLFI) will host their annual conference in Belfast from 2nd – 4th September with the Baker Memorial Lecture and site visits.  Further details will be available during the year.