International Practice Group

Guide to working in Norway - Kevin Wooldridge (IPSIG Liaison for Scandinavia)

Profile

The International Practice group provides a forum for archaeologists, historic environment and
cultural heritage professionals working on international projects and initiatives (or based outside the UK and
the Republic of Ireland), and advise CIfA Advisory Council on issues relevant to international practice of archaeological and
cultural heritage management.

The International Practice Group will be acting as a think tank for the delivery of the CIfA strategic plan, with particular focus on:

  • Promoting the advancement of archaeological and cultural heritage practice and initiatives on professional practice outside the UK and Ireland
  • Exploring issues related to professional standards, methodology, ethics, training and capacity building in countries and cultures with diverse social, cultural and legal systems
  • Working towards the preparation of an international code of conduct/best practice guide
  • Exchanging and developing knowledge, ideas and practical experiences, to develop best practice
  • Organising seminars and workshops to act as a forum for developing and maintaining best practice in matters relating to international cultural heritage
  • Establishing relationships and strengthening CIfA links with other international associations and organisations involved in international cultural heritage (e.g. EAA, ICOMOS, ICAHM, IAIA)
  • Advising Council on actions it might take in an advocacy role to effect advances in archaeological and heritage practice and management (e.g. European Union, Council of Europe, UNESCO)
  • Bringing together international commercial and academic practice on survey, research, heritage management and policy
  • Increase understanding of the role of archaeologists in society and improve our status

Join the Group

Membership is free to CIfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact us by email (groups [at] archaeologists.net), or via the CIfA office at Tel: 0118 378 6446

Social Media

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7445237

The Committee

Officers
Chair - VACANT
Frank Meddens,Treasurer
Secretary - VACANT

Ordinary members of the Committee
Rob Early
Richard Lee
Peter Clark
Jamie Quartermaine
Leonora O’Brien
Mark Dunkley

Specialist group liaisons/advisors
Evelyne Godfrey (ICOM-UK)
Zsolt Magyar (Central & Eastern Europe)
Kevin Wooldridge (Scandinavia)
John Sode Woodhead (Israel/Middle East)

Get Involved!
The International Practice Group is now on LinkedIn. Please do join up to participate in discussions, provide feedback and receive regular updates on group activities. If you’re on LinkedIn please visit the group page here

Specialist competence matrix

We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.

Documents

The protection of world heritage sites and resources under threat
Please read this flyer outlining a call for mobilisation of CIfA talents and capabilities. On the second page there is a survey - please complete and return by post to the CIfA office or by email to jen.wooding [at] archaeologists.net

Consultations

CIfA’s consultation on the Cultural Heritage Protection Fund in February 2016

CIfA's response

Guides to working overseas

The International Practice Group are working on the production of guides for anybody wishing to work in archaeology overseas. These contain a variety of useful information - guides to working in Norway and Hungary have already been produced. Let Jen know if you would like to produce one to help share information! She can be contacted via email at jen.wooding [at] archaeologists.net

Guide to working in Norway - Kevin Wooldridge (IPSIG Liaison for Scandinavia)

Guide to working in Hungary by Zsolt Magyar (IPSIG Liaison for Central & Eastern Europe)

Group meetings

To be announced...

Forthcoming events

To be announced...

Past events

IPSIG held their AGM meeting at the CIfA2016 conference in Leicester in April. An overview of the groups activity was presented, which can be viewed here. The minutes of the meeting will be available shortly.

IPSIG hosted their Summer social: A summer night at the museum in May 2015. This involved a visit to the Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation exhibition at the British Museum, London followed by a social evening in a nearby pub.

Conference: IPSIG session

IPSIG hosted a session at the 2014 IfA Conference in Glasgow entitled Research without boundaries.

Below are the pdf's of some of the presentations.

Research without boundaries

Session handout and overview

Research without boundaries - Leonora O'Brien

World heritage sites: global opportunity, national challenge - Lesley Macinnes

Navigating collaborative European projects in archaeology - Holly Wright

Discovering the archaeologists
of the World - Kenneth Aitchison and Doug Rocks-Macqueen

Hummingbird (Dugbe I) gold
project, Liberia - Ken Whittaker

Business plan

Business plan 2014-2017

Committee agendas and minutes

January 2016

March 2015

February 2014

December 2013

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