The 2014 conference has a great range of discussions, seminars and workshops in place for our Glasgow event. The theme of the conference is Research in practice and we hope to explore the concept of research across current archaeological practice, as well as highlighting how archaeologists contribute new knowledge to a wider understanding of the human past.


The times for sessions are fixed, and more information will be available about social events in due course. Please note some room changes may occur, so do check the final timetable in the programme.


Our discussion sessions will be looking at both the findings of archaeological research, as well as how archaeologists present research to wider audiences - be they the public, policy makers or clients. Sessions will explore how research frameworks are used and how we can aim to contribute to collective body of research, however we develop our findings. Our sessions will also shine the spotlight on international heritage projects, on landscape archaeology and on the contribution of the new generation of archaeologists to current practice. Finally, linked discussion and seminar sessions will explore how we manage our archaeological landscapes and explore strategies for disseminating best practice in landscape archaeology.


This year, our seminars will continue to provide a forum for debate and innovation. Members of English Heritage's foresight team will be introducing the concept of ‘futures research’ and its relevance and potential for the historic environment sector. IfA's Maritime Archaeology Group will be discussing how practitioners working in different arenas can create research communities, and our Graphics Archaeology Group will be the role of the image in defining future research and interpretation. Following on from a discussion session, our final seminar will focus on improving the ways we govern and develop our landscapes.


Our workshops offer CPD training in social media for business, archaeological science and sampling, getting published and 3D laser scanning of sediments... We are sure you will find something on the programme which should tick some boxes on your Professional Development Plan!