ALGAO News Archive
Historic England is celebrating some of the fascinating finds that have been unearthed in the last 25 years, thanks to developer-led archaeology. Their new report, ‘Building the Future, Transforming our Past’, also catalogues how these archaeological discoveries have shed new light on our ancient and recent past.
ALGAO: England and CIfA has recently submitted a joint response to the Historic England consultation on The Historic Environment and Site Allocations in Local Plans: Draft Advice Note.
The Countryside Stewardship Manual has been published on GOV.UK.
Due to the short timescale for submission of the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier Expression of Interest form, Natural England have extended the submission deadline.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has been liaising with ALGAO members to produce a much welcomed best practice guide on archaeology.
The Archaeology Data Service, as part of the HERALD project, has been commissioned by English Heritage to undertake a user needs survey to help define and shape the future of the OASIS system (http://oasis.ac.uk).
The new SHINE-HLS Trial consultation process was formally launched on 18th November 2013 and provides an on-line service intended to make it quicker and simpler for HERs to deliver the mandatory ‘FEP HER Response’, and bring English Heritage advice into the pre-application stage of the consultation process. The SHINE-HLS Service Standard is only applicable to those taking part in the Trial.
The National Importance Programme has recently been set up by English Heritage with representatives from across EH, ALGAO and DCMS to explore, via a series of pilot projects, how we might help historic environment services identify non-scheduled but nationally important archaeological sites.
A Call for Proposals for Pilot Projects is now available on the National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme webpage
The ALGAO: England AGM will be held on Thursday 24 April at Southwark Council Offices, Southwark, London. Further information about this will be circulated in due course, but we are now issuing the call for nominations for officers and ordinary committee members of ALGAO England Executive.
In response to issues raised by archaeologists at The Archaeology Forum 'Political policies and archaeology' event on 7 October 2013, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP, has initiated a review into the future of local government archaeological services.
2nd April 2014 - Over Haddon Village, Derbyshire
The day will involve presentations from officers from English Heritage, Natural England and the Peak District National Park Authority. There will also be a field trip to the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, which features nationally important lead mining archaeology.
The 2014 British Archaeological Awards will take place on Monday, 14th July 2014 at the British Museum and is one of the key events of the CBA’s Festival of British Archaeology, a huge UK-wide celebration of archaeology with more than 650 events, attended by more than 250,000 people.
The end of project conference, at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, will provide an opportunity to hear about Heritage Lincolnshire's unique volunteer project. Further details
One-day seminar to be held on Saturday 27th April in Inverness. Details
The latest issue of the annual ALGAO:Scotland Newsletter has been published.
A one-day conference to look at areas of recent work and research across Scotland in the excavation, protection and analysis of human remains. Details/booking form
The second symposium of the Fortress Study Group in March 2013 will focus on the practical aspects of the re-use of fortifications.
Dr Carol Swanson, manager of the West of Scotland Archaeology Service (WoSAS) from its formation until her retirement in June of last year, was awarded an MBE for services to Archaeology in Scotland in the Queen's birthday honours list.
Details of the conference, including flyer with booking form, are available from the Archaeology Scotland website.
English Heritage and Natural England guidance aimed at preventing inadvertent damage to important historic and natural features.
Natural England has developed a comprehensive package of information on Environmental Stewardship (ES) providing details of how ES will be implemented through the next two financial years.
IfA and ALGAO are developing an IfA Standard and guidance to cover the role of providing archaeological advice by historic environment services. A draft has been issued for consultation; deadline 17 February.
Details of a two-day International conference to be held at Orkney College, Kirkwall, Orkney 29-30th May 2012 , are now available from the Conference website