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‘Reading Your Local Landscape: Basics’ – free training course

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‘Reading Your Local Landscape: Basics’ – free training course

Galway County Council Heritage Office and The Heritage Council are providing a free heritage training course entitled ‘Reading Your Local Landscape: Basics’ County Galway for Heritage Groups and Heritage Practitioners working in the county of Galway (Galway County Council’s administrative area only). The course will be delivered online.  There are limited places available on the course and booking is essential.

We would ask that you would only register for the course if you can commit to attending all of the sessions.

This course is funded by Galway County Council and the Heritage Council and is an action of Galway County Heritage & Biodiversity Plan 2017 – 2022.

To book your place on this online course please log on to the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-your-local-landscape-basics-county-galway-tickets-125200262355

There will be six sessions, and each will last for a duration of 2 hours.

They will take place on:

  • Session 1: Monday 19 October 2020 10am-12pm – by Zena Hoctor & Paul Gosling
  • Session 2: Wednesday 21 October 2pm-4pm – by Zena Hoctor
  • Session 3: Wednesday 28 October 2pm-4pm – by Bernie Doherty, Galway Community Archaeologist
  • Session 4: Friday 30 October 10am-12pm – by Alison Mac Cormiac
  • Session 5: Monday 02 November 10am-12pm – by Clare Doyle, Archivist & Genealogist
  • Session 6: Wednesday 04 November 2pm-4pm – by Garry Kelly, GK Media

Hourly Schedule

Session 1: Monday 19 October 2020

10:00 - 12:00
Course Introduction and Townland survey basics
• Townland Survey methodology • The Heritage Council’s heritagemaps system • Administrative divisions – townlands and civil parishes • Identifying landscape features on maps

Session 2: Wednesday 21 October 2020

14:00 - 16:00
The Shape of the Landscape
• Rock types • Sources of information • The ice age and how it shaped the landscape • The Geological heritage Audit of County Galway

Session 3: Wednesday 28 October 2020

14:00 - 16:00
An Introduction to Archaeology
• Monument types and periods to which they belong • Sources of information • The Galway Community Archaeology Project

Session 4: Friday 30 October 2020

10:00 - 12:00
The basics of Architectural Design
• Building materials study. From stone to glass, find out how the available construction materials influenced design. • What’s old and what’s new? Identifying the age of buildings from their features. • The influence of the ‘big house’. How did the Classical style filter down to everyday use in our cities and towns.

Session 5: Monday 02 November 2020

10:00 - 12:00
Voices from the past: An Introduction to Oral Tradition & Oral History
• Types of oral tradition & definitions of oral history • Processes and sources • A valued resource of historical evidence?

Session 6: Wednesday 04 November 2020

14:00 - 16:00
Digital Outputs
• Video Production • Podcasting • Social Media Integration

Date

Oct 19 2020 - Nov 04 2020
Ongoing...

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Online
Category
Galway County Council and The Heritage Council

Organizer

Galway County Council and The Heritage Council
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