Roseanne_Schot Post-Doctoral Fellow - Tara Research Project
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Roseanne is Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Tara Research Project, a flagship project of the Discovery Programme since its inception in 1991. She is analysing and preparing for publication the results of geophysical survey and remote sensing undertaken at Tara over the past 15 years, and producing a research framework for the next stage of the Tara Project, in collaboration with our research partners at NUI Galway and the Römisch-Germanische Kommission of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

As a Research Associate and part-time lecturer in the School of Geography & Archaeology, NUI Galway from 2009-2015, she contributed to research and teaching on royal ceremonial landscapes and early Irish kingship, and directed the geophysical survey component of collaborative research at the ‘royal' sites of Dún Ailinne (Co. Kildare), Tara (Co. Meath) and Rathcroghan (Co. Roscommon), as well as the monasteries founded by St Columbanus in France (Annegray and Luxeuil-les-Bains) and Italy (Bobbio). She has also undertaken extensive research on the archaeology, history and mythology of the Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath – the celebrated 'navel' of Ireland and meeting point of the ancient provinces – on which she completed her PhD thesis in 2008 (NUI Galway) and has published widely.



Schot, R., Newman, C. and Bhreathnach, E. (ed) 2011. Landscapes of cult and kingship. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


McGinley, S., Potito, A.P., Molloy, K., Schot, R., Stuijts, I. and Beilman, D.W. (in prep). Lough Lugh, Uisneach: from natural lake to archaeological monument – the palaeolimnological evidence.

Schot, R., Waddell, J. and Fenwick, J. (in press). Geophysical survey at Rathcroghan 2010–2012. Emania 23.

Schot, R., Stuijts, I., McGinley, S. and Potito, A. 2014. Reflections on a lake: a multi-proxy study of environmental change and human impacts at Lough Lugh, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. Late Iron Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland. Discovery Programme Reports 8, 113–26. Dublin: Wordwell.

Fenwick, J., Dowling, G., Schot, R. and Rogers, J. 2012. Crewbane souterrain and nearby archaeological features, Brugh na Bóinne, Slane, Co. Meath. Ríocht na Midhe 23, 1–25.

Schot, R. 2011. From cult centre to royal centre: monuments, myths and other revelations at Uisneach. In R. Schot, C. Newman and E. Bhreathnach (eds), Landscapes of cult and kingship, 87–113. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Bully, S., Marron, E., Schot, R., Dowling, G. and Fiocchi, L. 2011. Le site du monastère d’Annegray (Haute-Saône): les prospections géophysiques. Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre 15, 9–15.

Schot, R. 2006. Uisneach Midi a medón Érenn: a prehistoric cult centre and ‘royal site’ in Co. Westmeath. The Journal of Irish Archaeology 15, 39–71.

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