This day conference aims to draw together a variety of experiences of working on some of the most exciting current collaborative projects and to discuss how to maximise the outputs and impact of such projects. There will be two themed sessions, each with presentations from invited speakers, followed by a practical discussion session drawing out issues identified in the preceding papers and suggesting ways forward. The intention is to open up debate and to involve as many commercial archaeologists, consultants, students and academics in this discussion as possible. The discussion sessions will alsoprovide an opportunity to meet and individuals in the different archaeological sectors and hopefully tofoster new partnerships for collaboration.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to offer up to three travel bursaries specifically aimed at commercial archaeologists. To apply, please contact the RIG by emailing Lianne Birney (email@example.com) giving your affiliation and a short statement explaining why you would like to attend.
10:00 – 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:35 – 10:45 Introduction – Natasha Powers, RIG Chair & Emma Dwyer, University of Leicester
Session 1: Using HERs and grey literature for academic research
10:45 – 11:15 Dr Anwen Cooper, University of Oxford - The English Landscape and Identities project: interpreting characterful data on an unprecedented scale
11:15 – 11:45 Dr Martyn Allen, University of Reading – Rural settlement in Roman Britain and the impact of developer-funded archaeology
11:45 – 12:30 Discussion session – Chair, Dan Miles, English Heritage
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
Session 2: How to collaborate
13:30 – 14:00 Nick Cooper, ULAS – Finding Richard III: the ultimate (but not the last) collaboration
14:00 – 14:30 David Petts, Durham University - Both sides of the trench: commercial archaeology in an academic environment - the Durham perspective.
14:30 – 15:00 Hal Dalwood, Freelance Archaeologist (formerly Senior Project Manager Worcester Country Council Archive and Archaeology Service) – Reading, writing and arithmetic: A starters guide to aligning archaeological research goals.
15:00 – 15:15 COFFEE
15:15 – 16:00 Discussion session – Chair, Emma Dwyer, University of Leicester
For abstracts please visit the IfA Research and Impact Group page at www.archaeologists.net/groups/RIG