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AGM 2012: election invitations for Council

2012 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

4.30 pm, Monday 8 October 2012

Society of Antiquaries of London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

Vacancies

To fill vacancies that will arise at the 2012 AGM, Corporate members are invited to stand for election to the Council, to honorary officer posts of the Executive committee and for the Membership Appeals committee, by completing the forms attached below.

  • There are vacancies for nine candidates for election as Council members for 2012-15

  • There are vacancies for the posts of Hon Chair, Hon Treasurer and Hon Vice

Crannog site at Drumclay, Co. Fermanagh

Discussions between IfA and Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Concerns have been raised with IfA about the apparently imminent destruction of a crannog site at Drumclay in Fermanagh as part of a road-building scheme, potentially with inadequate excavation. IfA has met with archaeologists of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, which has a curatorial role for the archaeology of the site.

Consultation on the Standard and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services

Deadline for comments, Friday 27 July 2012

Background to this consultation

IfA and ALGAO, with funding from English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Cadw, have produced a draft Standard and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services and are seeking comments from the sector and other interested parties.

The draft on which you are being asked to comment has benefitted from the responses to two previous consultations, firstly with the sector at the beginning of the year and secondly specifically with ALGAO members and those who responded to the first round in May to ascertain whether respondents felt

HMS Victory and IfA standards; letter in The Times

IfA Chief Executive, Peter Hinton, has recently written to The Times to outline IfA concerns regarding the excavation and disposal of material relating to the 1744 wreck, HMS Victory.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

IfA is concerned to see that anyone involved in the management and protection of our maritime heritage acts ethically and competently and in accordance with best professional practice.

How to build an archaeologist – a professional toolkit for training and professional development in the workplace

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On Thursday 22 February, Kate Geary and Andrea Bradley hosted a one day conference to celebrate the success of the HLF Workplace Learning Bursary scheme, and English Heritage Professional Placements in Conservation scheme and to plan next steps in the development of structured workbased training for the sector. The event was well attended by a diverse group of sector professionals, joined by a number of the scheme’s placement holders.

Why Local Authorities need an archaeologist

A new TAF paper sets out the value of local government archaeological services.

An Archaeology Forum (TAF) paper setting out the value of local government archaeological services is the latest development in IfA’s ongoing campaign to retain those services vital to the effective protection and management of our historic environment.

New IfA staff member

A new member of staff, A.N. Other, has joined the IfA team in the role of X Assistant

A new member of staff, A.N. Other, has joined the IfA team in the role of X Assistant.

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Website launch

The IfA launches its new website in April 2010.

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