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|Saturday, 14 June 2008 00:00|
On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress it is a great pleasure to invite colleagues from across the globe to come to Dublin, Ireland from 29th June to 4th July 2008. This is the first time that the World Archaeological Congress has been held in Ireland and we look forward to making it a truly successful and memorable congress. The spacious campus of University College Dublin close to the city centre will be the main venue for WAC-6. We are planning a varied and engaging thematic programme complemented by a wide range of social events. You will also have the opportunity to see the rich cultural and social life of Dublin as well as to sample Ireland's outstanding archaeological heritage. Céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes!) to you all.
The deadline for session proposals has now been extended to November 14th 2007 - please see the website to complete the online proposal form.
The WAC-6 congress will be held on the campus of University College Dublin. This is conveniently located to the south of the city centre and easily accessible. Different types of university accommodation are available on campus and there are a number of hotels in the immediate vicinity of the university.
WAC-6 presentations can take many forms: working sessions, large plenary panels, position papers, forums, debates, demonstrations and workshops. The programme will be organised into large themes each containing several sessions that relate to the same overall issue.
A lively social programme will be offered to delegates and accompanying persons. There will be a number of post congress tours to important archaeological sites and landscapes. Day tours will include visits to the National Museum of Ireland, Chester Beatty Library and other museums in Dublin. The evening social events will include the welcome reception following the opening ceremony , a state reception and congress dinner and party (optional) on Thursday 3rd July. Optional events will be organised on a number of nights, thus delegates will also be free to sample the unique atmosphere in Dublin's pubs and restaurants.
On Wednesday the 2nd of July there will be a number of tours focused on the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site and its wider regional setting. Sites to be visited will include the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, the Battle of the Boyne (1690) battlefield, Tara and Navan prehistoric complexes and royal sites of early historic Ireland.
Post Congress Tours
For a relatively small island Ireland offers great archaeological and cultural diversity. We have put together three different optional post congress tours, each lasting three days:
. Proposals for new themes: 30th September 2007
Self catering accommodation in UCD and 3-5 star hotel accommodation will be offered close to UCD and in the city centre at highly competitive rates.
For information on submission of papers and academic programme, please contact:
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