CITiZAN volunteers record the newly exposed archaeology at Cooper's Beach in Essex (c) CITiZAN

Lecture at Society of Antiquaries: Coastal Heritage Under Threat: CITiZAN - A National, Community-Based Response

Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE

Time: 13.00-14.00    

Price: FREE

Join Gustav Milne, Project leader for CITiZAN, for this special lecture at the Society of Antiquaries, exploring the impact of the CITiZAN project so far, and setting out the vision for its next phase as the team apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant that would support a new and much expanded three-year programme.

MOLA has hosted CITiZAN since 2015 with generous support of the Heritage Lottery FundNational TrustThe Crown Estate and Historic England and project partners Council for British Archaeology and Nautical Archaeology Society. It is the first national community-led project to tackle the alarming threat to our coastal heritage posed by extreme weather, rising sea levels and tidal scour in England.

By using a web-based recording system and app to create standardised records of exposed archaeological sites and plot them on an interactive map, the project facilitates the crowd-sourcing of data which can be shared and kept forever, creating an accessible, permanent record of archaeology that is at risk of being washed away.

The lecture begins at 1pm. Doors open at 12.30 on the day of the lecture. The lecture is open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Further information and bookings can be found on the Society of Antiquaries website.