Decolonise Archaeology: Commercial and Developer Funded Archaeology consultation session
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At the beginning of 2020 Laura Hampden (Museum Detox, Historic England) and Hannah Cobb (CIfA Equality and Diversity Group, University of Manchester) presented the outline of a decolonise archaeology toolkit to CIfA Advisory Council. The conversation about the impact of colonialism and racism in our profession has been going on for some time, and in May this year the brutal murder of George Floyd, and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, further highlighted how racism is systemic and present throughout our society, and how we must act now to change this. Our programme of events responds to this, centring on the development of an anti-racist decolonise archaeology toolkit in collaboration with colleagues across the heritage sector.
Through a programme of workshops across the autumn we aim to engage in a two-way process. The events will be themed by sector, and through critical self reflection and round table discussion participants have both the opportunity to explore how racism and colonialism impact your own practice whilst also contributing to one of the most important conversations in our profession today, and feeding into the development of the decolonise toolkit. By the end of each session we hope to have gained insights from you about areas where anti-racist action is needed in your part of the archaeology and heritage sector, and in return we hope you will leave with clear take-aways about how you can actively challenge these, and actively decolonise your own heritage practice. The sessions are classed as CPD by CIfA and you can obtain a certificate for attending if needed.
These events support CIfA’s wider work to instil a culture change around equality and diversity practice in archaeology and to ensure that equal opportunities are an issue integral to every aspect of archaeological work. You can find out more about this on our equality and diversity webpage.
Laura Hampden: Museum Detox, Historic England
Hannah Cobb: CIfA Equality and Diversity Group, University of Manchester
This meeting will take place on Zoom; the link for the meeting will be sent out the hour before the meeting starts.
Before attending any of the event we ask participants to:
- Check their privilege! Undertake the privilege check here and record your score.
- Read this short article
- And watch this YouTube video
When you join the event please make sure your Zoom shows:
- Your name
- Your pronouns
- The number corresponding to the breakout group you would like to be in
- To do this, right click on your name in “Participants” and select “rename”
Decolonise Archaeology Autumn 2020
For further events in the Decolonise Archaeology Autumn 2020 Programme, please visit our event page.