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RAI Conference 2017 - York - Arras 200 – Celebrating the Iron Age

posted 20 Mar 2017, 06:38 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 15:32 ]

Burnby Lane, Pocklington (c) MAP
Royal Archaeological Institute in partnership with the University of Hull and Yorkshire Museum and in association with Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and East Riding Archaeological Society

17 – 19 November 2017 
Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR

RAI 2017 conference booking form and programme

The conference will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first excavations on the Middle Iron Age cemetery at Arras in East Yorkshire and will coincide with a special exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum displaying artefacts from those excavations.

Friday 17th November: Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR
Key-note speaker: Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland), A view of the Arras culture from Scotland: We have chariots too, followed by a wine reception in the Yorkshire Museum

Saturday 18th November: The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR
Speakers:
Dr Peter Halkon (University of Hull)
Professor Ian Armit (University of Bradford) and Dr John Dent
Paula Ware (MAP Archaeological Practice)
Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester)
Dr Janet Montgomery(Durham University) and Dr Mandy Jay (Durham University)
Dr Anna Lewis
Robert Hurford
Dr Helen Chittock (Institute of Archaeology, Oxford)
Dr Yvonne Inall (University of Hull)
Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz (Edinburgh University)
Professor Timothy Champion (University of Southampton)

Sunday 19th November: Optional field visit by coach (£10): Arras cemetery and Hull and East Riding Museum

Accommodation: Delegates should arrange their own accommodation. Please visit the York Tourist Information Centre for accommodation details: http://www.visityork.org/(link is external).

Conference fee: £70 (includes tea and coffee)

Early Bird Discount (booked before 31 July): £50 for members of the Royal Archaeological Institute, YAHS and ERAS members; £60 for non-members

Student Bursaries: Ten £25 bursaries towards the conference fee are available from the RAI’s Cheney Fund on a ‘first come, first served basis’. (See Booking Form)

Booking deadline: 1 November 2017

Forum vol5 2016

posted 5 Feb 2017, 10:33 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:47 ]

Cover Image of Forum volume 5 2016
Our annual publication Forum volume 5 for 2016 has now been published. Members attending the AGM received a copy of the summary printed volume together with a password to access the full digital volume which can be downloaded from our library . Other members will receive their copies in due course.


Back-copy content and availability
 
A limited supply of printed New Series vols 1, 2, 3 and 4 and older Foundation Series back-copies are available to CBA Yorkshire members and non-members. Enquiries about back-copies, including overseas customers, should be emailed to secretary@cba-yorkshire.org.uk.

Digital copies of the of New Series vols 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available as PDF files in our library and on the digital newsstand Issu 

The Power of Archaeology

posted 6 Jul 2016, 16:34 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:27 ]

The Power of Archaeology Logo

You can help to keep the pressure on government and ensure that your local MP and counsellor is aware of how important heritage is to your community as part of CBA's Power of Archaeology campaign.

This campaign aims to get MPs and local Councillors more closely engaged with archaeology and heritage issues, raise the profile of threats posed by cuts and planning policy reform, and make sure that decision-makers understand what archaeology does for us all and why people care passionately about it.

We need your help to do this but we want to make it as simple as possible to do, so the CBA have pulled together a range of tools, including guides, template letters and key facts about the discipline, to make sharing your passion for archaeology as easy as possible.

Home Front Legacy Project update

posted 6 Jul 2016, 16:32 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:28 ]

Home Front Legacy Project Logo

The Council for British Archaeology, Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project has made great progress over the past 12 months.

The ‘Map of Sites continues to be updated with new red pins, each one highlighting a site relating to the First World War home front, with 70 sites being added between March and April 2016. With over 1500 sites we are now starting to build up a picture of how the First World War affected people throughout the country.

Find out how recording your local First World War sites can help to build up a picture of the home front in the latest Local Case Study on Barnsley 

Adopting Archaeology

posted 11 Jun 2016, 13:45 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:29 ]

If you are interested in caring for your heritage, the Adopting Archaeology project is about you - so we really want you to get involved!

Together with the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, the CBA is investigating how local community groups can best be supported in their efforts to take care of their local heritage. The Adopting Archaeology project focuses on both the impact and sustainability of local volunteer involvement in caring for heritage. David Jennings (dj715@york.ac.uk) is heading up ‘impact’ while Harald Fredheim (lhf506@york.ac.uk) takes charge of the ‘sustainability’ strand.

As the project continues, this webpage will be updated with news and opportunities about how you can get involved. In the meantime, contact us at adoptingarchaeology@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our mailing list, or follow us on Twitter  where we are: @adoptarchy, @folkdeejay and @haraldfred.

Take a look at Harald’s initial call for participants to help design tools to support your efforts to care for your heritage (http://new.archaeologyuk.org/news/5844-adopting-archaeology). Similar opportunities will be extended to a wider range of groups in the Autumn. Please do get in touch if you are interested in participating. 

Please do fill out the Caring for Your Heritage survey, to help us understand who you are and how we can best support you through our project.

If you would prefer to print the survey and fill it in by hand, please download the PDF version below.

Membership subscription rates

posted 4 Feb 2013, 15:46 by Paul Brayford

From 1 April 2013 our annual membership subscription rates for UK based members will be:
    £12.50 individual member
    £15.00 joint membership for two people living at the same address
    £5.00 student member
    £15.00 institutional affiliation

To join us complete the form at www.cba-yorkshire.org.uk/join


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