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
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 Fund, National Trust, The 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.
CITiZAN teamCITiZAN is calling for an army of volunteers to help survey and monitor England's vulnerable coastal archaeology before they disappear. Join in!
08.06.2018We’re delighted to announce the CITiZAN project (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) has won the Arts, Culture and Heritage award at the Charity Awards 2018!