CIfA Council approved the formation of a Special Interest Group for Research and Impact, and the inaugural AGM was held on 10 December 2012.
The group is concerned with the nature of archaeological research and its dissemination, and in the impact that archaeological research has in wider social and economic spheres. The group aims to contribute to the promotion of archaeology beyond professional spheres, and would encourage collaborative networks between professional, academic and community led archaeologists.
The areas the group would like to cover are:
Promotion of archaeological research to a wider professional/ non professional audience
Dissemination of key concepts relating to impact of archaeological research and the historic environment
Identification of key archaeological research and methodologies which demonstrate and facilitate impact
Development of engagement strategy for academic/ professional archaeologists
Creation of collaborative networks between professional, academic and community led archaeologists
Provision of a news and information regarding research funding and project opportunities
A contact point for researchers in archaeology wishing to learn more about CIfA
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ResImpSIG/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/CIfA_RIG
David Petts (Chair)
Colin Forrestal (Secretary)
More coming soon!
Collaborating for better research day conference - The day aimed to draw together a variety of experiences of working on some of the most exciting current collaborative projects and discussed how to maximise the outputs and impact of such projects.
For abstracts and recordings of the presentations from the speakers please click here
Impact survey - Following on from feedback given during 'Impact Week' and at the IfA conference, the Research and Impact Special Interest Group re-issued a short and slightly revised survey on impact. We had just over 50 responses last time and this time we are specifically targeting a number of groups and organisations to try and gather answers from the widest possible audience.
Feedback from the results will follow shortly.