After a long break the Diggers’ Forum have relaunched their newsletter: the Forum Dispatch. The revamped newsletter will keep the membership in touch with what their colleagues are up to, with updates on the latest DF campaigns such as the travel and away work survey, and news of DF’s work behind the scenes within the IfA and beyond. Articles in this issue include a response to the continued freezing of the IfA recommended pay minima, CPD for field archaeologists, Starting Out, CVs for fieldwork jobs, a Cold Weather Survival Guide, an interview with a digger who found over £80,000 of gold coins….and much much more.
“…gritty, useful, full of information and comment, and plenty of it. This is the sort of thing that should do the rounds in every site hut in the UK…”-David Connolly, BAJR
The new 28 page Winter 2010 issue was sent out to all DF members in mid-February. Additional copies will be sent out to IfA Registered Organisations for posting on noticeboards so hopefully many of you will be able to get your hands on a copy soon. We have decided to make a ‘taster’ version of the newsletter containing selected articles available to everyone, so download the 11 page pdf sample and get the low-down on what it is the DF actually do.
If you are already a member of the DF and have not yet received a copy then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send out a spare copy -if we have any left- or a colour pdf version. If you aren’t a member yet (its free for all IfA members, £10 for non-members) then join the DF and we’ll send you a pdf copy.
The Diggers’ Forum (DF) is committed to creating a positive, sustainable and financially viable career for all professional archaeologists at all points in their career. The DF is a Special Interest Group of the Institute for Archaeologists representing all archaeologists working out on site at whatever grade. Membership of the DF is open to all.