We host speakers and public workshops in the ESFL, on the Washington College campus, in the field, and around the world.
From Belderrig to Beijing: Local Research to the World Stage
12/3 @ 7:30pm
Seamas Caulfield, an archaeology professor emeritus at University College Dublin, will give a talk in Washington College’s Hynson Lounge. While a young boy walking the local peat bogs with his father, Caulfield discovered what would become known as Céide Fields, a site some 6,000 years old that currently stands as the earliest dairying site in Ireland and the oldest complex field system in the world. Caulfield went on to spend his career excavating and interpreting the site, which includes stone-walled fields, homes, and megalithic tombs. He will talk about discovering the site, how growing up in the adjacent remote fishing village of Belderrig in northwest County Mayo helped him interpret it and realize its significance, and how Céide Fields has grown to receive national and international recognition.
Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons
First Friday in Chestertown
12/6/19 @ 5-7pm
The Eastern Shore Food Lab will be showcasing seasonal fare as part of Chestertown’s First Friday Tradition.
236 Cannon St.
Chestertown, MD 21620