Invitation: IQUA Annual Symposium 2023

We are pleased to provide final details for our upcoming Autumn Symposium on Friday 1st December. We have a list of excellent speakers lined up – the final programme schedule can be downloaded at the link above.

Location: The Symposium will take place in the Helen Roe Lecture Theatre at The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin. The lecture theatre can be accessed directly from the street via a stairway ~10 m east of the RSAI front entrance (this will be sign-posted on the day). Please note: unfortunately due to the age of the building the venue is accessible by stairs only – if this will cause any inconvenience to you please let us know as soon as possible.

Transport: We recommend travel by public transport as there is no parking available at the venue. There is some on street parking around Merrion Square but please be advised this is limited and fills up quickly in the morning. If you are arriving into Dublin Heuston, the 26 bus from Parkway Street will take you directly to Merrion Square. If you are arriving into Dublin Connolly or Busáras bus station, the DART, red and green tram lines from Connolly will take you to Dublin Pearse which is a 10 minute walk from the venue. 

Lunch: Unfortunately we are unable to provide lunch at the Symposium. There are a number of cafes, restaurants and shops at the Baggot Street – Merrion Street Upper interchange, approximately 5 minutes walk from the venue. 

Registration: Registration will open from 9:30am for a 10am start. Entry will be €15 for student and €30 for non-student members. Please bring cash to make payment on the day. We look forward to welcoming you at the Symposium. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

IQUA Annual Symposium 2023: Call for Abstracts

We are excited to invite you to the 2023 IQUA Autumn Symposium that will take place on Friday 1st December at The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin.

The Symposium theme is ‘Marginal environments: processes, use, and resilience’. During the Quaternary, a wide variety of environments evolved and developed. All landscapes have a physical margin where change and transition between environmental states takes places, such as ice sheets and coastal plains. Additionally some environments, such as uplands, have been perceived as ‘marginal’ by populations due to inherent environmental constraints. Marginal environments are especially susceptible to the effects of recent global changes. Understanding processes, use and resilience of and in these landscapes through the Quaternary provides a crucial baseline for predicting their future states and implementing appropriate conservation and mitigation measures. We welcome abstracts that explore marginality through the Quaternary.

We are now welcoming abstract submissions for oral presentations (12 minutes +3 for questions). Abstracts should be unreferenced and no longer than 250 words (please use the attached template for formatting). Submissions should be sent to to and no later than Wednesday 8th November.

Invitation: IQUA Spring Meeting 2023

We are inviting you to our 2023 Spring Meeting at UCC on 25 March. The meeting is centered around Quaternary Research and its Societal Impact, focuses on showcasing researchers near the beginning of their careers, and will include our annual AGM. Abstracts can be sent to Michelle McKeown ( by the 3rd of March.

IQUA Spring Meeting 2023

We are announcing our spring 2023 meeting! It will be hosted at University College Cork (UCC) on 25 March, and will include our annual AGM. More details to follow, but for now, make sure to save the date. Abstracts can be sent to Michelle McKeown ( by the 3rd of March. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!