CIfA2019 Archaeology: values, benefits, and legacies

Annual training event and conference

24 to 26 April 2019, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Sponsored by Towergate Insurance

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Our theme for the 2019 conference will provide a forum for delegates to discuss and explore ideas around social value, public benefit, and the creation of knowledge. It offers the opportunity to think about legacy and how the work we undertake now will impact on future generations – from inspiring future careers to learning lessons from our failures. We also want to consider how a multitude of stakeholders - archaeologists, policy makers, clients, the public - value our discipline: financially, politically and intellectually and to think about how effective we are in communicating that value through the stories we tell.

We are very excited to be able to hold CIfA2019 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The museum is one of three the Royal Armouries has across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world. More information about the museum can be found using the links below

Conference Bursaries

In 2019 there will be two opportunities to apply for bursaries to help with the cost of attending Conference:

  • Hal Dalwood Memorial Conference Bursary - The Hal Dalwood Memorial Fund has been set up to provide an annual bursary to enable an early career archaeologist of any age to attend the CIfA conference. Contributions to the fund have also been made by several CIfA members and other archaeologists. Details for how to apply for this bursary will be available soon. Alistair Galt was awarded the Hal Dalwood Bursary for 2018; he shares his experience of the award in his My CPD diary.
  • CIfA’s conference bursary scheme offers assistance of up to £100 to help with fees or travel bursaries for members who are students, unemployed or on a low income. Please complete the bursary request form and send it to conference [at] to be considered. Edward Caswell, recipient of the CIfA conference bursary for 2019, reflects on his conference experience in his My CPD diary.
  • Call for papers

    We are now calling for papers from individuals, groups or organisations for the sessions set out in our call for papers

    To submit a proposal for a paper

    • email the session organisers with the title of your paper and an abstract of up to 150 words.
    • make sure you include your name and contact details in your submission,
    • let them know if there are any days when you are unable to attend the conference

    The deadline for the submission of papers is 1 December 2018


    We are able to offer discounted delegate rates on hotel accommodation through Conference Leeds. Please click here to book within one of our room blocks. This is by no means a complete list; should these not meet your needs, there are other hotels in Leeds.

    Sponsorship and promotion opportunities

    We have a variety of sponsorship, exhibition and promotion opportunities at the conference. Please find our display and sponsor booking form, including a listing of all available opportunities. Completed forms and all questions or concerns can be sent to conference [at]

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