Archaeology Experts Discover Belfast
June 24, 2019
Belfast has been chosen to host Europe’s largest annual gathering of archaeologists, joining Barcelona, Istanbul and Lisbon in a strong international line-up of cities to bring up to 2,500 delegates together in one place.
The European Association of Archaeology (EAA) will reach the city in August 2022 for this major week-long event.
ICC Belfast will host the main four-day conference event, supported by other venues across the city including Queen’s University Belfast. Visit Belfast, Queen’s University Belfast and ICC Belfast, with funding support from Tourism Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council, secured the conference for the city.
Through its Belfast and Northern Ireland Ambassador Programme, Visit Belfast worked with Professor Eileen Murphy, Head of Archaeology and Palaeoecology, which lies within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University, to bid for the conference.
EAA President, Felipe Criado-Boado, said he was looking forward to Belfast hosting its annual event. “Belfast is a modern city that looks to the future with confidence, as we do in the EAA. By coming to Belfast, we wish to acknowledge the support of our large number of members from the UK and Ireland and endorse their support of the EAA over the past 25 years.”
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