Fearing dark days for the profession ahead, or optimistic about the future?
Worried about where archaeology is going, or excited about the journey?
Do you crave a voice in shaping your career and the profession?
The New Generation Special Interest Group (NGSIG) was at the IfA Conference 2013, thanks for finding us and joining the debate. Results and findings will follow shortly…
The New Generation Special Interest Group was formed in 2012 following a series of discussions and debates by a number of PIfA grade IfA members at the 2012 IfA Conference in Oxford. It became clear that there were many people within the IfA, in the early stages of their careers in archaeology, who wanted to be more involved with the IfA and play a greater role within the sector as a whole.
The New Generation SIG aims to support archaeologists in the early stages of their career working in all aspects of the sector. We aim to achieve this by:
exploring, researching and offering practical support and advice on pathways into the profession and career development;
highlighting the contribution of early career archaeologists to the sector both in the present and in the future,
by increasing the role and representation of early stage career archaeologists within the IfA.
The funding workshop event will encourage participants to think about
The learning outcomes support the NOS AH13.
For more details and to book via our event pages click on a venue below
Delivered by Andrea Bradley, Consultant and Project Manager.
This was the first of many of our workshops that aim to provide opportunities for new starters to gain the necessary skills required for any career within the heritage sector.
Membership of the New Generation Special Interest Group is open to anyone who is interested in the future of the archaeological profession; in sharing their wisdom, experience and skills; or in developing their own skills and career. It is free to IfA members. Non-members will need to pay a yearly £10 fee.
To join, please contact the IfA office at
Tel: 0118 378 6446
Natalie Ward (Chair)
Oliver Davis (Secretary)
Rachael Abraham (Treasurer)
Andrea Bradley (Events)
Ben Jervis (News & Social Media)
Chris Chinnock (Ordinary Committee Member)
Alistair Galt (Ordinary Committee Member)