Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Communicating Archaeology II

September, 2011 · Written by: John Tierney Print This Page This entry is part 29 of 33 in the Issue 11

Building on the NRA & IAI Communicating Archaeology I in Galway is the following. The emphasis is very much on the ‘how to’ with interactive and discursive elements.

Communicating Archaeology II



VENUE: Board Room, NRA, St Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Wednesday 28th September 2011

9.30        Registration

9.45        Introduction

10.00      Practicalities of Publishing with Nick Maxwell

About Nick Maxwell: Nick is a fixture in the archaeological publishing world having run Wordwell Press for decades, publishing some of the major archaeological titles, as well as the quarterly magazine Archaeology Ireland.

10.45     Publishing Q & A

11.00     Coffee

11. 15    Social Media; Why? What? How? with Damian Shiels

Topics will include the importance social media is important, its education and business applications; an interactive workshop/demonstration on a number of the different social medias-how to get started, how to maintain your accounts, and how to optimise your social media tools to suit your needs.

About Damian Shiels: Damian is a Company Director with Headland Archaelogy (Ireland) Ltd and Know Thy Place Ltd. He specialises in Conflict Archaeology, a topic on which he has published a number of papers. Previously he was part of the Curatorial team that developed the ‘Soldiers & Chiefs’ military history exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Damian currently coordinates the social media output for Headland Archaeology and Know Thy Place, as well as his personal site on Irish involvement in the American Civil War: @irishacw

12.45      Lunch

1.30       Headlines & Deadlines - How to make the media work for you with Paul Daly

Topics will include: Structure of Irish media; Shaping your message; Press releases and feature pieces; Radio interview tips

About Paul Daly: Paul was a founding director of DHR Communications, a public relations agency primarily focused on the public and not-for-profit sector. In January 2007 he established his own communications and public affairs consultancy dalyconsult@gmail.com . Paul also lectures part-time on political communication in DCU and recently published the best-selling book Creating Ireland’ which examined Ireland’s political development through the cut and thrust of Dáil debates.  An occasional media contributor on political and communication affairs, Paul’s work has been published in The Irish Times, Magill Magazine and Inside Government.  Paul has also contributed to RTE’s Week in Politics programme and a number of radio programmes.

4.30        Finish

Fees (to be paid on registering at info@iai.ie):

€30 IAI Members; €15 Student/Unwaged IAI Members; €45 Non-Members.

Minimum Participants: 10

REGISTER (info@iai.ie) BEFORE FRIDAY September 21st 2011

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