21st-century challenges in archaeology

A project undertaken by Historic England and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Historic England project lead: Steve Trow, Director of Research, Historic England

CIfA project lead: Jan Wills, Hon Chair, CIfA

During 2017 the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, in partnership with and funded by Historic England, will be convening discussions and workshops on important issues within the archaeology sector in England. Background information on the project can be found here:

Six topics are currently proposed:

  • Workshop 1: New models for archive creation, deposition, storage, access and research
    Online discussion: 30-31 March 2017
    Workshop: 7 April 2017
    Background papers
    Online discussion
    Workshop notes and draft recommendations

  • Workshop 2: Professional standards and guidance - who sets them and what are they for
    Online discussion: 10-11 May 2017
    Workshop: 17 May 2017
    Background papers
    Online discussion
    Workshop notes and draft recommendations

  • Workshop 3: Designation and management of the archaeological resource in the context of a changing planning system
    Online discussion: 27-28 June 2017
    Workshop: 30 June 2017
    Background papers
    Online discussion
    Workshop notes and draft recommendations

  • Workshop 4: New models for local curatorial services: potential future roles for local authority archaeology services and Historic England
    Online discussion: 20-21 September 2017
    Workshop: 25 September 2017
    Background papers
    Online discussion
    Workshop notes and draft proposal: Coming soon

  • Workshop 5: Synthesis of information from developer-funded investigation to create new historical narratives
    Online discussion: 25-26 October 2017
    Workshop: 2 November 2017
    Background papers
    Online discussion
    Workshop notes and draft proposal: Coming soon

  • Workshop 6: Challenges for archaeological publication in a digital age
    Online discussion: 29-30 November 2017
    Workshop: 7 December 2017
    Background papers: Coming soon
    Online discussion: Coming soon
    Workshop notes and draft proposal: Coming soon

How to get involved:

Information on the online discussion and the workshops can be found here

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