26 May 2016: Lecture on ‘The archaeological landscape of WW1 in Flanders’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

Lecture Series 2016 - Poster copyOn Thursday 26 May 2016 Prof. dr. Jean Bourgeois and dr. Birger Stichelbaut (Ghent University) presented a lecture entitled ‘The archaeological landscape of WW1 in Flanders’, as part of the ongoing ‘Archaeology of a decade of war’ series, being hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. This discussed how, thanks to aerial photographs from WWI and modern archaeological techniques, laser scanning, and geophysical analysis, it is possible to reconstruct the landscape of the First World War. It will include a analysis of some sites and also show the complexity of this landscape of war: front line trenches, backlines, artillery positions, ammunition depots, rest areas, hospitals and cemeteries, and airfields.

The lecture took place from 1pm-1.45pm in the Ceramics Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Learn more about Ghent University’s project on the landscape archaeology of the First World War.

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