Projects

CIfA undertakes a range of funded projects, either unilaterally or in partnership with others, to support the delivery of our strategic plan objectives. You can find details of some of our recent projects below. For more information, or to discuss opportunities for collaboration, please contact kate.geary@archaeologists.net.

 

CIfA projects

2020-ongoing
2017-2018 CIfA, in partnership with and funded by Historic England, convened a series of six discussions and workshops on important issues within the archaeology sector in England. Historic England project lead: Steve Trow, former... Read more
2020-ongoing
CIfA is working as a specialist consultant to provide expert input and quality assurance on a project to revise the 2008 CIRIA publication Archaeology and development - a good practice guide to managing risk and... Read more
Historic England
2020-2021
This is a project, undertaken in partnership with FAME, to develop and implement strategic improvements in the practice of archaeological field evaluation in England by working with stakeholders to develop and document a shared... Read more
2019-ongoing
Funded by Historic England and jointly run by CIfA and ALGAO, this project will map the archaeology sector, to better understanding its structure and needs in relation to the provision of specialist advice. It will identify further... Read more
2019-ongoing
This project is funded by Historic England and is being led by Louise Rayner (Archaeology South-East) with the support of the CIfA Finds Group committee and CIfA/HE colleagues. The project aims to produce a Toolkit to improve standards in... Read more
2019-ongoing
This project is funded by Historic England and aims to build sector capacity by identifying barriers to the adoption of innovative techniques/technology. Working with the Association of Local Government Archaeologists (ALGAO), it will... Read more
2019-ongoing
The question of how to handle digital archives has been a hot topic for archaeology for years and now forms the focus of the Digital Archives in Archaeology project. DigVentures have been commissioned by Historic England to develop... Read more
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2019-2020
CIfA received a grant from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to organise three workshops on behalf of the Scottish Archaeology Strategy Committee (SSAC). These took place in November and December 2019 in Inverness, Edinburgh... Read more
2018-ongoing
At the CIfA 2018 conference in Brighton a session entitled ‘Write here Write now (Drafting a CIfA report standard)’ took place. This was co-organised by Edmund Lee (HE) and Steward Bryant (Independent consultant). The session was... Read more
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2014-2015
This guide is aimed at anyone who needs to meet the requirements of legislation or  policy that relate to archaeology. It explains what you need to do and why you need a professional archaeologist to help you through the process.... Read more
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2013-2014
CIfA carried out a survey to find out how CIfA and professional archaeologists are viewed by people those within our sector, and those in related professions and organisations – our ‘stakeholders’. This was the first of three surveys to be... Read more
National Vocational Qualification in Archaeological Practice
2008-2009
In 2009, CIfA achieved their goal of establishing an Assessment Centre to offer archaeologists in the UK the NVQ in Archaeological Practice. Although CIfA is subsidising the set up of the centre, within 5 years the Centre will be self... Read more
Maritime Archives
2008-2009
This project aims to map maritime collection areas, review current maritime archives and review the need for future archive creation and management. The project was undertaken in three phases: Element One - Mapping Maritime Collection... Read more
Standards and guidance for Archaeological Resource Centres
2007-2008
This project produced a suite of guidelines for planning and running a successful archaeological resource centre within the UK. A supporting policy document was produced separately by English Heritage sets out in detail the urgent need... Read more
Archaeology and Construction Engineering Skills
2007-2008
The project has partners from four European countries, the UK, Turkey, Poland and Norway. It will produce learning materials for engineers and archaeologists to use, with the aim of sharing knowledge between the professions. The project... Read more
HLF workplace Learning Bursaries
2006-2018
Since 2006, the HLF has funded CIfA to run between 8 and 10 Heritage Lottery funded bursaries every year, designed to address identified archaeological skills gaps. The scheme is intended to provide a model to be taken up by... Read more
Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe
2006-2008
Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe is an international project, examining archaeological employment and barriers to international mobility within archaeology across twelve countries of the European Union. All national reports on... Read more
EH Professional Placements in Conservation
2003-2009
EPPIC placements are an English Heritage and CIfA initiative. EPPIC placements are designed to provide work-based learning opportunities in specialisms related to the historic environment. Placements are provided and supervised by... Read more
National Occupational Standards for Archaeological Practice
2002-2005
On behalf of the Archaeology Training Forum, CIfA worked with Cultural Heritage National Training Organisation (CHNTO) to map a career structure for archaeology in the form of National Occupational Standards for Archaeological Practice... Read more