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RCAHMS Centenary Workshops
As one element in RCAHMS' celebration of our first hundred years a series of four research workshops is being held in 2007-8. The RCAHMS Centenary Workshops will explore important aspects of Scottish culture and society where RCAHMS can contribute significantly to the public understanding of national cultural identity in collaboration with a wide range of institutions across Scotland.

Attendance at these workshops is by invitation only. Following each workshop a related online discussion forum will be launched; contributions are invited from anyone who would like to participate.

Collections and Approaches: researching the countryside
Dr Margaret Mackay, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, and Ms Kirsty Lingstadt of RCAHMS
16 November 2007
Mapping and Meaning
Professor Charles Withers, University of Edinburgh and Dr Piers Dixon of RCAHMS
26 March 2008
Artefacts, Records, Monuments and Sites
Professor Ian Ralston, Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Rebecca Jones of RCAHMS
10 April 2008
Excavating the future: towards an archaeology of the Modernist City
Dr Miles Glendinning, Architectural Conservation, Edinburgh College of Art and Ms Diane Watters of RCAHMS
14 May 2008

The discussion I am involved in is quite exciting...

SO I am opening up the discussion here as well.. soon the papers from this workshop;
Artefacts, Records, Monuments and Sites will be up as well...

But to start you off... have a read of the site and look at the concepts involved, the use of artefact, the information required, the potential information that is available, the need for keeping/chucking. How to relate artefact to location... etc...

"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647

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