The Society warmly welcomes new members from all over Ulster and from further afield. Our members come from all walks of life and from all sections of the community, encompassing all ages from students to retired people both amateurs and professionals. The Society is also active in the promotion of the cause of archaeology to official bodies and to government organisations.
What does the membership of the Society entitle you to?
It brings you an annual journal, lectures, field trips and a Newsletter regularly published on the Society's own Web page all for an annual cost of £20.00 (€28.00) or £7.50 (€12.00) if retired (less Journal).
The comprehensive journal - The Ulster Journal of Archaeology was originally founded in 1853. The current series (the third) was begun in 1938. It publishes information about Ulster's heritage and up-to-date reports of excavations as well as more general articles about Ireland and the Irish Sea Province which relate to Ulster, there are also shorter notes and book reviews. The whole range of archaeological subjects is covered: Prehistoric rock art, Bronze Age burials, Celtic ritual sites, Medieval settlements - in short the wealth of Ulster's archaeological remains.
Monthly lectures are held in the Queen's University of Belfast and cover a wide range of archaeological and related topics. All lectures are normally held at 8.00 pm in the Main Lecture theatre in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Elmwood Building in Elmwood Avenue.
Throughout the summer, members have the opportunity to participate in field trips lead by experienced archaeologists.
These lectures and field trips provide you with the opportunity to talk to the experts and with other members interested in the study of Ulster's past.
For further information, please contact :
The Hon. Secretary
Ulster Archaeological Society,
c/o School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology,
Queen's University of Belfast,
Belfast, BT7 1NN