Three workshops are taking place in November and December in Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow to generate new ideas about the structure, funding and delivery of archaeology in Scotland. These are being organised by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) in partnership with the Federation of Archaelogical Managers & Employers (FAME) and the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) on behalf of Scotland’s Strategic Archaeology Committee (SSAC). The idea for the workshops evolved from the original consultation process for the development of Scotland's Archaeology Strategy in 2015 and has been in the delivery plan for the Strategy since 2017. They are in line with Aim One - Delivering Archaeology and further information can be found on the Scotland's Archaeology Strategy website.
Three think pieces have been prepared by Kenny Brophy (University of Glasgow), Kirsty Dingwall (Headland Archaeology) and Alan Leslie focused on the themes of structure, funding and delivery to help shape the workshop and Twitter discussions. Make sure you read them!
Twitter chats x 2
There are two lunchtime Twitter chats taking place on:
Monday 18 November at 12:30 - 13:30
Friday 22 November at 12:30 - 13:30
These will provide the opportunity to discuss the themes and the think pieces ahead of the workshops. A series of questions to guide the chats will be posed - please join us for one of these sessions and have your say!
The chats are being hosted by CIfA @InstituteArch (https://twitter.com/InstituteArch) and will use the hashtag #RenewArch so that participants can keep track of the conversation.
After the sessions, transcripts/reports will be produced highlighting the chats for review and further circulation ahead of the workshops - if you take part but do not want your comments included in any follow up reports/discussions please let Jen know.