CIfA2018

Theme: Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation
Date: 25 to 27 April 2018
Venue: Brighton Racecourse

Sponsored by Towergate Insurance.


The theme for 2018 provided an opportunity for heritage professionals to discuss, consider and learn about ways in which the archaeological profession can work together - and with others - to develop innovative and exciting projects that have wide reaching benefit and become ‘greater than the sum of their parts’.

CIfA2018 information

Wednesday Breakout sessions
Session 1 Pulling together policies for archaeology in the 21st-century
1.1 Introduction Steve Trow
1.2 21st-century challenges for archaeology Jan Wills
1.3 What do we need to do and when? Prioritisation and implementation Barney Sloane
Session 2 Whose archaeology is it? Part I
Jenny Williams, Maria-Elena Calderon, Kimm Devereaux-West, Brian Kerr, Hugh Corley
Session 3 Collaborative approaches to managing cultural heritage in challenging landscapes
3.1 What do we do with those shapes? Tim Yarnell
3.2 A risky business: reducing risks to scheduled monuments Alison McQuaid
3.3 From flint head spear to javelin missile Richard Osgood
3.4 Exmoor Mires and the historic environment: a partnership with the past Martin Gillard
3.5 Sunlit uplands? Managing moorland archaeology in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Miles Johnson
Session 4 Making the most of the assessment stage
4.1 A MAP2 thing Duncan Brown
4.2 Spare us the detail Kasia Gdaniec
4.3 Post-excavation from a consultant’s perspective Simon Mortimer
4.4 Modelling landscapes: assessing risk and opportunities at Skeffling Ian Milstead
Session 5 Growing your career from student to post-ex specialist
5.1 Environmental processing Rebecca NIcholson
5.2 Careers in Archaeobotany (the study of seeds, chaff and other macroscopic plant remains) Ruth Pelling
5.3 Geoarchaeology Dave Norcott
5.4 A career in specialisation Mike Allen


Thursday Breakout sessions
Session 6 Reconnecting archaeology
6.1 Introduction Rob Lennox
6.2 Communicating ideas: the (dis)connections between theory and practice Alison Edwards
6.3 Re-connecting through place Gill Hey, Roger Thomas, Chris Gosden
6.4 The problem with archaeology is archaeologists…. Neil Redfern
6.5 Why bad things happen to good people Mark Spanjer
Session 7 Brighton and beyond: collaborative approaches to managing urban prehistoric monuments
7.1 Brief History of Whitehawk Camp and historic impact from expanding city Jon Sygrave
7.2 Recent history and work leading to HLF bid - Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project Matt Pope
7.3 BHAS’s historic & current involvement in Brighton’s archaeology & exp. of working in the project John Skelton
7.4 Management of Brighton’s green spaces, natural heritage and collaborative working Paul Gorringe
7.5 Project outcomes and lessons learnt - Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project Jon Sygrave
Session 8 Brick by brick – understanding the role and practice of Buildings Archaeology
Suzanne Lilley, Esther Robinson Wild
9.1 The innovation survey results Lisa Westcott Wilkins, Manda Forster
9.2 Innovation, what it means and what it looks like Geoff Mulgan
9.3 What inhibits innovation: structure and outcomes Doug Rocks-Macqueen, Gavin Macgregor
9.4 What empowers innovation: money and value Brendon Wilkins, Victoria Bryant
9.5 Who’s leading the charge: leadership and innovation Rebecca Jones

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