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 latest RIG AGM was held on Friday 12 February 2016.
The new committee was elected and will be ratified at the next Annual General Meeting as the meeting was not quorate. The committee is without a Treasurer so if you are interested in joining the Committee too fulfil that role please contact anna.welch [at] archaeologists.net
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.
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
David Petts (Chair)
Colin Forrestal (Secretary)
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
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.
We will be keeping the results of this revised survey separate to the first and feedback from the results will follow shortly.