Round-up of information for #EAC9

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Thank you to everyone who has registered for the conference. Due to high demand in the last week registration is now closed, but some places have been reserved for those turning up on the day. We are very happy to welcome over 170 delegates from across Europe and beyond.

With the conference almost upon us, here is a quick reference guide for all of the activities and locations this weekend. We are on Twitter, please join us with hashtag #EAC9 to chat about the conference, share experiences and respond to papers.

Thursday 15th January

The round-tables organised by Dr Roeland Paardekooper of EXARC are open to all:

13:00-15:00 Research and Universities roundtable (more information here)
15:30-17:30 Associations and Networks roundtable (more information here)

If you think either of these will be of interest to you, do consider coming along, or contact Roeland for more information.

Both of these will be in C109 in the Newman Building, which is building number 41 on this PDF map.

For everyone who is around on Thursday evening, please join us for the pre-conference meet-and-greet 7pm-10pm at the South William Bar, 52 South William St in the centre of Dublin. One of the organisers from UCD, Brendan, will be there as will plenty of conference attendees, representatives from EXARC, old friends and new.

Friday 16th January

Held in the UCD conference venue, the Moore Auditorium in the O’Brien Centre for Sciences East. It is building number 67 on this PDF map. The full programme and all of the abstracts can be found here.

8:00-9:00am Registration

9:00-11:00 Session 1: (Re)constructing Houses and Buildings
11:00-11:30 Tea break
11:30-13:00 Session 2: Daily Life, Practice and Food Technologies

13:00-14:00 Lunch at the Pi Restaurant in the O’Brien Sciences Building.

14:00-15:30 Session 3: Communicating Knowledge and Learning
15:30-16:00 Tea break16:00-16:30 Session 4: Key Note
16:30-17:30 Demonstrations

18:00 Wine reception at UCD Staff Common Room, Newman Building, which is building number 41 on this PDF map.

17:00-19:30 ExARC AGM for EXARC members (more information here)

Saturday 17th January

Held in the UCD conference venue, the Moore Auditorium in the O’Brien Centre for Sciences East. It is building number 67 on this PDF map. The full programme and all of the abstracts can be found here.

9:30am-11:00 Session 5: Forged in the Fire, Aspects of Hot Technologies
11:00-11:30 Tea break11:30-13:00 Session 6: Thinking Through Methods and Approaches

13:00-14:00 Lunch at the Pi Restaurant in the O’Brien Sciences Building.

14:00-16:00
Session 7: Visit to UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology

Please consider bringing waterproof shoes or boots, and a good rain jacket and hat, as this will be outdoors and will include a bronze casting demonstration by Umha Aois amongst other activities.

16:00-16:30 Tea break
16:30-18:20
Session 7: Innovation and Technological Approaches

Sunday 18th of January

Bookings have closed for the visit to the Irish National Heritage Park due to limited numbers. An alternative trip 12:00-17:00 to the National Museum of Ireland’s Archaeological Museum in Dublin has been proposed. For more information on both of these, please contact the conference organisers.

Notes for attendees

Dublin is the capital of the Ireland, using the Euro as its currency. As a capital city it can be expensive, however it does have an extensive public transport network. There is an online route planner for buses, coaches and the trams in Dublin which you can access here. If you are traveling on bus or tram regularly, a pre-paid electronic Leap Card may be useful, however please note that it is not accepted on the Route 700 coach which runs from the Airport to UCD.

In addition, there are taxis both for private hire (arranged by telephone or at the taxi company office) and ‘hackney cabs’ for hailing off the street. In both cases you should make sure that the taxi is licensed. Do not get into an unlicensed taxi cab. You can find out how much a taxi journey is likely to cost you here. For example, a taxi from Dublin city centre to the Airport on Sunday is likely to cost c.18-25. All taxis must provide you with a receipt if requested.

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