Regional Archive 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.
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Dates and locations
Workshops have been successful at Hertford, Chester, Bath and Plymouth.
We currently have workshops planned at the locations below:
15 May 2013 York
19 June 2013 Leicester
17 July 2013 Fishbourne
Later this year we are intending to hold workshops in the following places:
Bury St Edmunds (October) and Worcester (November Tbc).
An additional workshop in London is intended for 2014.
If you would like to book a place or be kept informed of the workshops programme, or have any questions relating to them, please email Lianne Birney (email@example.com).