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First UK landscape conference

This event, jointly hosted by Defra, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Scottish Government and the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland will be held, in Liverpool, from 8 to 10 November 2010. It will celebrate the UK’s engagement with the principles of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) and will be a major event in the UK Landscape calendar. Speakers, contributors and case studies will represent UK, European and International experience.

ATF training award

The ATF Training Award recognises excellence in training and/or professional development. It is open to organisations and individuals in both the paid and voluntary sectors and aims to promote the value of training to the discipline as a whole. An ATF panel will judge entries and the award will be presented at the IfA conference in April 2011.

A flier with further details and an application can be downloaded from the TORC website at

British Archaeological Awards - winners announed

Established in 1976, the British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for the best in British archaeology and a central event in the archaeological calendar.

Yesterday’s ceremony, attended by the DCMS Minister for Tourism & Heritage John Penrose MP, and hosted by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, was a key event within the Council for British Archaeology’s two-week Festival of British Archaeology, a huge UK-wide celebration of archaeology with more than 750 events running from 17 July to 1 August.

More information and full details of the winners can be seen on the [CBA website](htt

Nighthawking - request for help

Following publication of the Nighthawking Report, Oxford Archaeology is continuing to collect information on incidents of illegal metal detecting, arrests etc. on behalf of English Heritage. A leaflet publicising this initiative can be downloaded here.

ALGAO: UK conference - 'Surviving the Peace'

ALGAO: UK conference - Surviving the Peace: public access,

conservation and military heritage

30 September - 1 October Culloden, Inverness

Sites associated with Britain’s military past, ranging from historic battlefields hundred of years old to Cold War installations decommissioned only recently, present a number of challenges to those wishing to see them preserved and appreciated. This seminar will explore the various ways that these challenges might be met, in the first instance by making them relevant to the modern world through public engagement.

Current Research in Egyptology 2011

The annual Current Research in Egyptology conference will be held at Durham University in the UK in 2011 from the 23 to the 26 March. Researchers will shortly be invited to send in abstracts for papers.

Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) is a postgraduate conference hosted by universities with a strong tradition of egyptological research.

Conference announcement – Engaging the Recent Past

Conference announcement – ‘Engaging the Recent Past’

3-5 September 2010 University of Glasgow

In engaging with the recent past we explore the nature of our own society and we are confronted with questions about the role of archaeology in the contemporary world.

This three-day Society for Post-medieval Archaeology conference will explore a recent boom in community archaeology projects and public archaeology programmes concerned with the material remains of the last five centuries. The conference will debate the ethics, politics and practice of archaeology.

Survey - press attitudes of excavation and reburial of human remains

Those of you who attended the “through a glass lens darkly” session of this years conference may remember Tori Park’s paper on the attitude of the press towards the excavation and reburial of human remains. Tori is conducting research on this for her PhD and would be grateful if members could complete a short survey for her. She says

Dear all,

I am currently conducting research for my PhD into newspaper coverage of the excavation and reburial of British archaeological human remains.

Two day meetings: Archaeological Geophysics and Environmental Forensics

Two day meetings: Archaeological Geophysics and Environmental Forensics

Venue: Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London Dates: 15th and 16th December 2010


Shallow geophysical techniques are now a well established tool for the evaluation of archaeological sites, from their initial discovery to subsequent interpretation and management. This will be the ninth in a succession of biennial meetings in which contributors present and debate the results of recent research and case studies.

British Archaeological Awards shortlist announced

The Trustees of the British Archaeological Awards are delighted to announce the short list of nominations for the six individual Awards which make up the 2010 British Archaeological Awards.

Established in 1976, the British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for the best in British archaeology and a central event in the archaeological calendar.

The winners of the six Awards will be announced at the 2010 Awards ceremony which will take place on 19 July at the British Museum, hosted by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.

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