Research and Impact Group

Background

CIfA Council approved the formation of a Special Interest Group for Research and Impact, and the inaugural AGM was held on 10 December 2012.

Group aims

The group is concerned with the nature of archaeological research and its dissemination, and in the impact that archaeological research has in wider social and economic spheres. The group aims to contribute to the promotion of archaeology beyond professional spheres, and would encourage collaborative networks between professional, academic and community led archaeologists.
The areas the group would like to cover are:

  • Promotion of archaeological research to a wider professional/ non professional audience
  • Dissemination of key concepts relating to impact of archaeological research and the historic environment
  • Identification of key archaeological research and methodologies which demonstrate and facilitate impact
  • Development of engagement strategy for academic/ professional archaeologists
  • Creation of collaborative networks between professional, academic and community led archaeologists
  • Provision of a news and information regarding research funding and project opportunities
  • A contact point for researchers in archaeology wishing to learn more about CIfA

Join the Group

Membership is free to CIfA members. Non-members need to pay an annual £10 fee.
Please contact us at groups@archaeologists.net

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ResImpSIG/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CIfA_RIG

Committee

Andy Howard(Chair)
Colin Forrestal (Secretary)
Andrea Burgess (Treasurer)
James Albone
Daniel Miles
Michael Tierney

Forthcoming events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Previous events

  • The 2017 Annual General meeting took place on Friday 21 April at the CIfA 2017 Conference in Newcastle during the break at the group's session 'Maximising the research potential from infrastructure projects'. David Petts stood down as Chair but remains on the committee. Andy Howard was elected as Chair. Natasha Powers stood down from the committee.

  • Collaborating for better research day conference - The day aimed to draw together a variety of experiences of working on some of the most exciting current collaborative projects and discussed how to maximise the outputs and impact of such projects.
    For abstracts and recordings of the presentations from the speakers please click here

Three-year plan**

Business plan 2014-2016

AGM minutes

12 February 2016
10 December 2012

Committee minutes

Updated minutes to follow

Reports