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Update from VCSIG Group 10 April 2012
Engaging communities with archaeology: different approaches
Organisers: IfA Voluntary and Community Special Interest Group
How can community engagement projects offer wide-ranging and innovative ways in interact with archaeological heritage? Often the most successful engagements come through partnership work. Through the papers presented, communities will be at the centre of the projects discussed, rather than simply presenting archaeological projects which featured a community element as an ‘added extra’. In particular, we will explore different outcomes of community projects, such as encouraging well-being; generating senses of stewardship towards local heritage assets at risk of damage from unauthorised development, neglect, or crime; or engendering greater social inclusion.
IfA Voluntary and Community Special Interest Group AGM will follow the Engaging communities with archaeology: different approaches session on Wednesday 18 April.
VCSIG will also be represented in the 'After Southport' session (morning of Thursday 19 April) with Craig Spence speaking about the value of Community Archaeology.
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