Beirut’s Built Heritage after the Explosion of August 4th 2020

Presentation to the ICCROM and British Council online conference, Climate. Culture. Peace: Adaptation Through Built Heritage, by Alia Fares of Landward Research and Grace Rihan Hanna. Beirut’s Built Heritage after the Explosion of August 4th 2020 Presentation from 0h32m:33s to 0h47m:41s.

FAME AGM and Forum 2022: A non-archaeologist’s perspective

A large group of people in an old hall with oak beams. Some people are stood talking in groups and others are seated. FAME Forum.

Merchant Taylors Hall, York The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers had their annual AGM and Forum on 16th and 17th June in two wonderful old buildings in York, Barley Hall and the Merchant Taylors Hall, thanks to York Archaeological Trust. Over two warm summer days representatives from roughly 70 of the main commercial archaeology […]

Landward at the Climate Culture Peace Initiative Conference

El-Qaa landscape with Hermel and the Lebanon’s Western Mountain Range in the back.

Landward Research recently had the occasion to present 2 different projects at the Climate. Culture. Peace Initiative, a virtual conference led by ICCROM’s FAR flagship programme (First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis) and British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund (January 24th – 28th , 2022).

Profiling the Profession 2020

Profiling the Profession 2020, the updated labour market intelligence report for professional archaeology in the UK.

Help our profession or UK’s shared history will be lost, say archaeologists

archaeological excavation

“We know that our archaeological treasures are irreplaceable and we are determined to protect them. Our planning reforms will build on the strong protections already in place. Our deal with the EU means archaeologists can make short trips to the UK without work permits, and their qualifications will be recognised.”

The Importance Of Being Earnest About Cultural Heritage

Stupa as cultural heritage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have failed to see at least some of the media commentary on ongoing cuts to funding for cultural heritage (which I’m broadly defining as including intangible heritage, historic built environment, and archaeological investigation) . You might think, so what?

Threatened Cuts at University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

As Founder and Chair of Landward Research Ltd, I have written this letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield to express my dismay at the potential closure of the Department of Archaeology.