Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora and Modern Ireland Project


My research focuses on the daily life of one rural family living in a stone cabin in County Cork, Ireland, at the turn of the twentieth century. I use a variety of multidisciplinary sources and methodologies to understand how the McCarthy family experienced their day-to-day life, from the cabin they lived in, the landscape they worked in, the objects they used, and ultimately their eviction and emigration.

Areas of Interest

  • Historical archaeology, Ireland and the Irish diaspora, class, identity, cultural landscapes, public archaeology, archaeology education, Eastern North America, Europe.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Historical Archaeology -- University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Anthropology and Italian Literature/Culture -- University of Notre Dame
Research Topics
Drew Webster
0128 Woods Hall
Department of Anthropology
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