Research and Impact Group
IfA Council have 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.
Functions and remit of the group
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 IfA
Join the Group
Membership is free to IfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the IfA office at
Tel: 0118 378 6446
Natasha Powers (Chair)
David Petts (Secretary)
James Morris (Treasurer)
Caroline Sturdy Colls
The Research and Impact Group AGM will take place on Thursday 6 February 2014 at 3pm at MoLA (Museum of London Archaeology), Mortimer Wheeler House , 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED.
There is one vacant position for an Ordinary committee member. Nominations have now closed so the committee can co-opt a member at their next committee meeting after the AGM.
Previous Group Activities
Impact survey - Closed
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.