ScARF News – December 2019

A Busy 2019 Conference Season!

2019 was a busy year for the ScARF team as we travelled the length of Scotland to attend archaeological conferences- from the Edinburgh Lothians and Borders conference all the way up to the SIRFA symposium in Shetland, and lots of events in between!

A busy year was had by the on-going regional research frameworks with symposiums, conferences and workshops. It was great to hear diverse voices from across the heritage sector, students, community heritage groups and members of the public come together to discuss future priorities for archaeological research in Scotland. Following the success of these events, we are very excited to see what 2020 brings as the Highlands (HighARF), Perth and Kinross (PKARF), South East Scotland (SESARF), and the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland (SIRFA) regional research frameworks continue to collate data and review input from these events to establish research priorities and create the frameworks.

ScARF display at the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Conference. © ScARF

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to pop over to our table to come and say hi, to find out more about the ScARF Project and the work of the Society of Antiquaries, and take away some freebies!

Date for your diary 2020

The Scottish Student Archaeology Society Conference 2020 will be hosted on the 15th-16th February by the Glasgow University Archaeology Society in the Debates Chamber of the Glasgow University Union on University Avenue. The conference will bring together students and early career researchers to discuss the latest research in Scottish Archaeology. Themes include- Prehistory: Landscapes, practices and life-ways; Roman to Medieval: Empires, Chiefdom and Kingdom; and Post-Medieval to Contemporary: Developing modern Scotland.

Tickets are £10 and will be available from the online ticket platform. If you are interested in attending, presenting a paper or poster session- more info can be found on the SSAC 2020 website.

Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2019

Have you picked up your copy of the new Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2019 magazine? If you haven’t, fear not..! It is available to view online. This visual feast contains lots of interesting articles and features celebrating recent archaeological work in Scotland- reporting on the delivery of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

ScARF feature in the ‘Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2019’ magazine. © ScARF

The magazine features the work that we at ScARF and of our colleagues at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have been doing in our role as the lead body responsible for delivering Aim 2 of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy- Enhancing Understanding.

ScARF- A Resource for Everyone

Get involved with the new website, we’d love to hear your ideas and views!!

In addition to being the go-to place for the national, regional and thematic research frameworks, we envisage the new website as being a current, exciting, and dynamic platform to showcase all aspects of Scottish Archaeology.

ScARF fits into the wider vision of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy – to make archaeology matter for everyone. We’d love the new website to be the ideal platform for everyone to get involved – from academics, commercial units and museum staff to students, school teachers, community groups, and well… anyone with an interest in history and archaeology!

Share with us! Do you have some exciting research or projects you would like to share? We’d love to hear any ideas for new case studies, contributions and future features.

Merry Christmas from Helen & Leanne

A big Thank You to everyone who has supported or taken part in the ScARF project this year. 2020 is already shaping up to be exciting with the launch of the new website, on-going work with the regional frameworks, and new museum workshops- Watch this space!

Wishing you a wonderful festive season filled with joy, happiness, and archaeology!

December e-newsletter

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