Why Join The IAI?
The primary role of the IAI is to at act as the representative body of professional archaeologists in Ireland. The mission of IAI is to advance the profession of archaeology by seeking to promote development, education, contact, regulation, high standards and public dissemination of its work. Membership is critical to the Institute to ensure as wide a representation as possible. It is only through an engaged membership that the functions and aims of the IAI can be fulfilled and the profession can evolve.
The IAI represents all sectors of the archaeological profession. That is why we call on all professional archaeologists to join together and work with IAI in reaching goals that we all have a stake in.
The benefits of membership include:
· The Institute represents all sectors of the archaeological profession in Ireland. Your membership gives strength to the Institute to represent the profession and achieve shared aims.
· Acknowledgement of your professional qualifications and experience. Use of the designated letters MIAI for Full Members.
· Discounted member rates at IAI Conference
· Discounted member rates at IAI Continuous Professional Development courses
· A copy of the Journal of Irish Archaeology each year (normal Retail Price €20)
· Free access to the online JSTOR Ireland collection is available to all paid-up IAI members
· Access to IAI Newsletter
· Weekly email updates
· 20% discount on all online orders of books from Wordwell
· 15% discount on NEW online subscriptions of Archaeology Ireland from Wordwell, and 10% discount on existing online subscriptions
· 20% discount on all online and telephone orders from Four Courts Press (regular online discount is 10%)
- 20% discount on all online orders from Routledge
Who Can Join?
Membership of IAI is open to professional archaeologists working in either jurisdiction within Ireland.
The membership categories and criteria are as follows:
Graduate Membership with at least 3 years demonstrated appropriate experience and technical competence in the professional practice of archaeology.
A primary degree in archaeology and at least 3 years demonstrated appropriate experience and technical competence in the professional practice of archaeology
A Masters degree in archaeology (or such equivalent qualification as the Board shall from time to time determine), and two years demonstrated appropriate experience and technical competence in the professional practice of archaeology, or expertise in archaeological research, such experience and competence or academic expertise to be assessed and validated by the Membership Secretary and the Membership Committee.
A PhD degree in archaeology from a university or institution recognised by the Board, or such equivalent qualification as the Board shall from time to time determine, and one year demonstrated appropriate experience and technical competence in the professional practice of archaeology, such experience and competence or academic expertise to be assessed and validated by the Membership Secretary and the Membership Committee.
The minimum qualifications shall be a primary degree or a Master's and PhD degree, in archaeology or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a university or institution recognised by the Board, and demonstrated ongoing achievement of appropriate experience and technical competence in the professional practice of archaeology, or expertise in archaeological research, such commitment to be assessed and validated by the Membership Secretary and Membership Committee.
Any person who is for the time being engaged in the full time study of archaeology at third level, and has been so engaged for a period of at least one year prior to applying for membership of the Company, shall be entitled to become a Student Member of the Company and shall only cease to be a Student Member in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association.
Any person who has made or is making a significant contribution to the advancement of archaeology on the island of Ireland shall be entitled to become an Associate Member of the Company.
A company incorporated under the Companies Act (ROI) or the equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland which has as the primary object of that company the undertaking or provision of professional archaeological services and is actively engaged in the undertaking or provision of such services on the island or Ireland, or a university or other body establised or recognised by or under statute in force in the State of Northern Ireland for the purpose of undertaking teaching and research in the field of Irish archaeology.
How to Join IAI
All applications are initially sent to the Membership Secretary for validation and the Membership Committee for consideration and recommendation to the Board. The final decision regarding membership lies with the Board. The key dates for approval of applications are the Board meetings which are generally held at the start of January, March, May, July, September and November. The Membership Committee aims to handle all pending applications received prior to a Board meeting but from time to time the deliberation period may extend to the Board meeting after that.
IAI Membership Fees for the current year 2013/14 fell due on 1st March 2013.
Full Member €100 / £85
Graduate/Associate Member €40 / £33
Corporate Member €500 / £425
Student Member €20 / £17
Members can pay by
Standing order (SO) forms are in both Euro and Sterling. Please fill in the relevant SO form and return to your bank, instructing when and how over payment should be made. Please fill out the Remittance Advice SO form and return to the office.
Both euro and sterling cheques are accepted. Cheques to be made out to the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland or IAI and sent to IAI, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
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