The Past Changing the Future; nine years of ALSF funding in the Historic Environment
A one day conference hosted by English Heritage and the Institute for Archaeologists
Monday 4 October 2010, 11am – 4.30pm
Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House
The Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) was introduced in 2002. Defra invited English Heritage (EH), to distribute funds to distribute to projects that mitigated the effects of past, current, and future aggregates extraction on the Historic Environment.
The draft Standard and guidance documents for geophysical survey and forensic archaeologists are available to download below and also on the Codes, standards and guidance page of this website.
The guidance is proposed for adoption in draft for one year, with a review during the year to allow Council to propose any necessary changes to the 2011 AGM.
IfA Workplace Learning Bursary: Archaeology Outreach Officer
Hosted by: Archaeological Project Services, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Duration: 1 Year
Start date: 1st November 2010
Applications are invited for an HLF-funded IfA Workplace Learning placement based at Archaeological Project Services (APS).
On 26 July Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that 55 of DCMS’s arm’s length public bodies are set to be abolished, merged or streamlined. Among these are several within the heritage sector.
We have been working on a new website for some time, which should be launched very soon. There will be a members’ area in the new site, where members will be able to download recent copies of TA (currently only those published over a year ago are available online) and other publications, download the latest copies if JIS, and update their details online.
A reminder that the consultation deadline is looming for the reasonable starting salaries consultation. Responses must be received to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 July 2010.
The job-market in commercial archaeology remains volatile. There was a small increase in the number of individuals in work in the three months ending 31 March 2010, but this followed a decline in the previous quarter.
It is estimated that there was a total of 6233 individuals in UK archaeological employment on 1 April 2010. In August 2007, the total was 6865, and so archaeology as a whole is now 9% smaller than it was at that time.
IfA Workplace Learning Bursary in Non-Intrusive Archaeological Techniques
Hosted by: Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. Duration: 1 Year Start date: 1st September 2010 Salary: £15, 100
Applications are invited for an HLF-funded IFA Workplace Learning Bursary based at the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. The post is designed to provide the successful candidate training in the principles and practice of non-intrusive archaeological investigation.
IFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE: WHAT CAN WE IMPROVE?
IfA’s Annual Conference for Archaeologists is the flagship event for the Institute and its members. Its aim is to draw together individuals from all areas of the profession and beyond, offering topical and interesting sessions and debates, providing an excellent opportunity for CPD, networking and encouraging innovative approaches to historic environment policy and practice.
IfA Member and former Institute Chair, Professor Tim Darvill has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to archaeology. We would like to congratulate Professor Darvill on this achievement.