Event recordings

Workshops and webinars


  • The Future of Archaeological Archives Videos for each presentation from the CIfA Archaeological Archives Group conference, The future of Archaeological Archives. The presentations, aimed at archive professionals, addressed key topics like the compatability of ethics and clarity in archival work. Featuring Katie Green, Claire Tsang, Lorraine Mepham, Duncan Brown, Helen Parslow, Victoria Sands and Sam Paul (28 September 2022).
  • Archaeology and Planning webinar: Illustrating how & why the system works (webinar 1) - this webinar is aimed primarily at professional archaeologists and others who work in or with the planning system, including local authority advisors, planners, commercial contractors and consultants. It explores how the planning system creates opportunities for archaeology and the value that archaeology adds to planning.
  • Archaeology and Planning webinar: Illustrating how & why the system works (webinar 2) - this webinar is aimed primarily at anyone who works, volunteers, or has a general interest in archaeology, and there is no requisite knowledge of planning policy or archaeology required. The webinar will specifically discuss how recent planning reform in England has been impacting the way that this system works and how the archaeology sector is working to make the case for improvements to future provision.



  • Heritage in major development masterplanning
    Contributing to the creation of sustainable places where people want to live and work is one of the public benefits that archaeology can deliver. In this webinar, Quinton Carroll, Head of Natural and Historic Environment Service at Cambridgeshire County Council will illustrate how early engagement and collaborative working between multiple stakeholders can put archaeology and heritage at the heart of major development masterplanning (1 December 2021)
  • How prepared are we for the digital future?
    Videos for each presentation from the CIfA Archaeological Archives Group conference, How prepared are we for the digital future?. The presentations, aimed at archive professionals, addressed key topics like FAIR principles and better approaches to metadata. Featuring Claire Tsang, Manda Forster, Mike Fieder and John Walford (7 September 2021).
  • Beyond the open day: Designing and delivering engagement and participation as part of your project
    View the case studies and presentations from this incredibly popular CPD workshop exploring the design and delivery of engagement and participation activities. Featuring Gail Boyle (Bristol Culture & Creative Industries), Dr Penelope Foreman (Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) and Matt Ritchie (Forestry and Land Scotland), it is relevant to all those involved in creating the opportunities for engagement at all stages of the process (23 June 2021)
  • The application of archaeological techniques to mass fatality incidents
    Dr Karl Harrison is one of the directors of Alecto Forensics, Lead Forensic Ecologist and is also one of the UK’s leading practitioner-researchers.Over the past eighteen years, he has examined approximately 6000 crime scenes as a general criminalist, and in excess of 200 scenes as a forensic archaeologist/ecologist. This presentation, conducted as part of the London Area Group's CPeasyD series explores the application of archaeological techniques to mass fatality incidents. Please be aware that this presentation will discuss topics and incidents that may be distressing and may contain images of human remains. (15 June 2021)
  • How can neurodiverse individuals be their best at work?
    This session draws on recent research for a dissertation in People and Organisation Development at Roffey Park Institute. Uta Langley explores neurodiversity in the context of diversity, disability and mental health and investigate how it can increase cognitive diversity in organisations. Download Uta's short 'Be your best at work' form here. (14 May 2021)
  • Demystifying ancient DNA
    Presented by Dr Tom Booth, Senior Research Scientist at The Francis Crick Institute, find out more about the basics of DNA, why DNA analysis has become much more viable in the last 10 years, what remains can be sampled/analysed, the impact and what questions that DNA sampling information could be used to answer (16 March 2021)
  • Introduction to CIfA and professional accreditation (PCIfA)
    CIfA Cymru Wales Spring Workshop: find out more about how CIfA fits into the wider picture of professional archaeology, the work that CIfA does, how being a CIfA member can benefit your career and learn more about our professional accreditation process. Also find out more about the work of the CIfA Cymru group and how you can get involved (11 March 2021)
  • Innovation festivals: a week-long series of online presentations, webinars, panel discussions and workshops focusing
  • Body of Evidence: What do Skeletons Tell Us? 
    Presented by Don Walker, Senior Human Osteologist, MOLA as part of the CIfA London Area Group's January CPeasyD session. Note - this presentation contains images of human remains. (19 January 2021)



  • Introduction to Project Management
    This session is intended for those working in the sector who have had little contact with project management and covers: project management as a discipline, common terminology and acronyms, the role of a project manager in the heritage sector, and challenges faced by those new to the role.  It will give attendees an insight into the responsibilities and duties of a project manager (2 July 2020)
  • Launching Dig Digital
    CIfA’s online guidance for digital archiving in archaeological projects
  • Social Distancing for Archaeology (SoDA) Toolkit 
    This seminar summarises the work of the Social Distancing for Archaeology (SoDA) Toolkit, a free and open toolkit to help archaeologists enact social distancing during archaeological field and post-excavation work (20 November 2020)
  • Ten things we wish you knew about our sector
    Caroline Raynor MCIfA, from Costain presents “Ten things the construction industry wished archaeologists knew” put together from discussions with her colleagues in construction. Martyn Cooper MCIfA from CIfA Diggers’ Forum follows with “Ten things archaeologists wished the construction industry knew” with ideas fed in from some of CIfA's Registered Organisations


Annual conferences

Access recordings of sessions from the CIfA annual conference