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Regional Archive Workshops

Regional workshops

The Archives Group are organising a series of regional workshops designed to promote good practice in working with archaeological archives, to provide hands-on experience and encourage participants to engage with archive issues by considering new perspectives.

It is intended that a mixed group of archaeologists from all areas of the discipline, including planning archaeologists, contractors, museum curators, specialists and consultants will share experiences, issues and viewpoints so that everyone develops a greater awareness of the problems and possible solutions around archiving archaeological material.

A hands-on practical session with archive materials will require participants to form into groups that will compile an archive in readiness for deposition, check an archive prior to deposition or search a digital archive to answer a specific set of queries.

The afternoon session will set a series of questions to different groups, who will then share their deliberations and conclusions in a final discussion.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss specific issues that participants wish to raise from their personal experience.

The cost of the workshop is £10 for IfA members and £16 for non members. This can be paid by cash or cheque on the day or we can send you a Paypal request or Invoice.

Places are limited so for more information, click here

Dates and locations

Workshops have been successful at Hertford, Chester, Bath, Plymouth, York, Leicester, Fishbourne, Bury St Edmunds and Worcester.

We currently have workshops planned at the locations below:

7 May 2014 Durham

Unconfirmed date Reading

There are two planned in Wales in collaboration with IfA Welsh/Cymru group. To book please go to

20 May 2014 Aberdulais Falls, Neath

21 May 2014 Blaenau Ffestiniog

If you would like to be kept informed of the future workshops programme, or have any questions relating to them, please email Lianne Birney (

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446