Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Conference 2018
Price: From £60-220, see the CIfA website for details
Representatives from MOLA, CITiZAN and MOLA Headland Infrastructure will be in Brighton in April to contribute to this year's CIfA conference: "Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation". They will be hosting several sessions and an excursion on Thursday 26th:
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Community collaboration and innovation on the coast (11:30 - 13:00, Silk Suite)
Organised by Megan Clement and Lara Band (CITiZAN), this session focuses on how archaeologists can monitor and record fragile and threatened intertidal archaeology, harness the enthusiasm local communities have for their coast and the past, and use technological advances help make the archaeology, and knowledge gained from it, more accessible.
Archaeology on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme – collaboration and innovation on a mega-project (14:30 – 17:30, Prince Regent Room)
Sophie Jackson (MOLA) and Sorina Spanou (Headland Archaeology) will be guiding delegates through the archaeological programme taking place alongside Highways England's A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme; one of the largest archaeological mitigation schemes ever undertaken in England. This half-day seminar involves presentations from across the project looking at how collaboration and innovation works in a very fast paced, mega-project. The session will discuss the key issues and lessons learnt, with opportunities for discussion and participation from the floor.
Rapid recording and monitoring on the foreshore (14:00 - 17:30, Excursion to Bishopstone Tidemills)
At Bishopstone Tidemills, 30 minutes east of Brighton, are the remains of WWI Seaplane base, a village last inhabited in the 1930s and a children’s hospital. The site is the focus of a long running community archaeology project by Sussex Archaeology Society and since 2016 the site of a collaboration between CITiZAN and University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts and Design – bringing archaeology to non-traditional audiences. After a tour of the site and discussion of SAS and CITiZAN work there, Lara Band and Oliver Hutchinson (CITiZAN) will be teaching attendees how to use the CITiZAN app to record and monitor coastal and intertidal archaeology.
More details about the conference and sessions including how to book can be found on the CIfA conference webpage.