Proposed Budget Cuts to Archives and Heritage in Northamptonshire

The BBC has reported that Northamptonshire County Council are proposing to cut funding for their archives and heritage department (which incudes the HER, Portable...

Chartered Archaeologists are to be a reality

IfA’s Petition for a Royal Charter of Incorporation was considered by the Privy Council at its meeting on 11 February 2014, and Her Majesty the...

MOLA – Northamptonshire – official merger news

On the 21 January 2014, Northamptonshire Archaeology transfers from Northamptonshire County Council to MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). The 50 strong team based in...

Review of Research Frameworks for the Historic Environment

Survey of current non-users and users of Research Frameworks for the historic environment sector in England English Heritage has commissioned an evaluation of the role,...

Heritage sites being left at mercy of planners, archaeologists warn

Archaeologists have warned that budget cuts to the sector will leave future generations facing a lost legacy of historic heritage abandoned “to short-termism” and...

Support the DF in the IfA Council election

It’s IfA Council election time and IfA members will have recently received the candidate statements and their ballot papers by email. This year two...

Thousands criticise plan for Oswestry’s ancient site

Campaigners against the plans around Oswestry’s Iron Age hillfort handed over a copy of the petition to Shirehall bosses on Friday. Ahead of the handover,...

IfA update policy on self employed and volunteers

IfA has recently updated our Policy statements to include the use of training posts on archaeological projects. Other statements have also been amended in...

Funding cuts (and a bonus) at English Heritage

You might think that a one-off £80m grant to English Heritage is good news, and the organisation puts characteristically positive spin on it (www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/80million-boost-heritage/)....

Day of Archaeology

This coming Friday, 26th July, sees the launch of the 3rd annual Day of Archaeology www.dayofarchaeology.com. The Day of Archaeology project demonstrates the wide variety...