CIfA2016 Conference: call for sessions

Archaeology in context

CIfA2016 Annual conference and training event, 20 - 22 April 2016, University of Leicester

We are looking for exciting, innovative and engaging sessions for the 2016 CIfA conference. The conference will comprise a three-day programme, with traditional sessions, seminars and CPD workshops. The conference will explore the broad theme Archaeology in context. We are hoping to turn the spotlight firmly on archaeology and archaeologists - what is the role of archaeology in society, or within the wider landscape that cultural heritage occupies? How should archaeology be embedded within the teaching curriculum, or within sustainable development projects? We are keen to involve a diverse audience to explore archaeology and its contribution to a whole host of differing contexts...

Archaeology is context is a very broad theme – but the reason for that is simple. We want to hear your ideas about the role that archaeology has across the many sectors it can sit within. We are very keen to develop a programme which is driven not just by practicing archaeologists but from those who work with, benefit from or fund archaeological investigations. If you know of community groups, clients, teachers, museum curators (the list is endless!) who you feel might be interested in contributing, please pass this call on.


Sessions are normally half day sessions running from 9.30 - 13.00 or 14.00 - 17.30


Simply complete the form and send it in to us as conference [at]


The deadline is Monday 17 August 2015


Selection of sessions will take place through August and September. Proposers will be informed of the outcome of their submission in mid-September. The Call for papers will be circulated in late September (though may change) with a deadline of the end of October. We encourage all submissions to consider who would contribute to their session well in advance, and actively promote the call for papers for their sessions.


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