CIfA Area and Special Interest Groups

In CIfA you are part of an active community which promotes high professional standards and strong ethics in archaeological practice, and which tries to make archaeology beneficial to all.

Our Area and Special Interest Groups bring together professionals with specific historic environment interests in either a particular geographic area or subject area. CIfA members can join and group as part of their membership without any additional cost. Non-members can also get involved with a group by paying a yearly subscription of £10 below.

Connecting with a special interest and area groups has a number of benefits including letting you stay up to date with current policy and practice, having access to group newsletters, and being able to attend group training events. The groups also represent specialist views to CIfA via representation on the Advisory Council and offer advice on issues which have a specific relevance to their subject/geographical area.

If you are a CIfA member you can also stand for election to a groups' committee. To find out more email

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If you are not a CIfA member and would like to join a Group please register and pay online by clicking the button below.
Alternatively please email with your details so that we can invoice you for the fee or post in a Non-member SIG order form along with a cheque for the relevant amount.

If you are already a group member you can use this link to renew your group subscription online.

Please use the links below to view each group's webpage.

Area Groups

Special Interest Groups

If you are interested in setting up a new area or special interest group, please read the regulations governing area and special interest groups (pdf file) or contact the CIfA office.