Following 2019’s successful Ethics Workshop, this year’s event will be open for anyone and everyone interested in discussing and role-playing ethical issues in professional archaeology.
These issues will be presented in a series of ethics case studies, developed from CIfA members’ real-life experiences. Participants will formulate and defend their reactions and solutions to these ethical quandaries using their knowledge of ethical guidelines and laws, as well as their personal research and experiences.
This represents a valuable opportunity for participants to undertake real, practical Continuing Professional Development and it can help professional archaeologists to gain facility in setting and responding to hypothetical situations.
We seek archaeologists from all sectors of the profession to generate a lively discussion of the cases, which are fictional but based on real-life incidents and experiences.
The sesssion is recognised as Approved CIfA Training and Development.
The session is co-organised by Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research, also representing FAME and the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and Paul Belford of Clywd-Powys Archaeological Trust. Gerry Wait of GW Heritage will the the session’s discussant.
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome to the session: Kenneth Aitchison, Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers & Chair of the Register of Professional Archaeologists’ Committee on Ethics
9:05 – 9:15 Introduction to archaeological ethics: Gerry Wait
9:15 – 9:30 Talk through of some basic ethical issues/cases: Paul Belford, Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust
9:30 – 10:00 Group basic case study – breakout session: All participants, supported by the three speakers
10:00 – 10:30 Extended discussion: All participants, led by Paul Belford
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 10:55 Detailed case study precis: Gerry Wait
10:55 – 11:15 Detailed case study discussion – breakout session: All participants, supported by three speakers
11:15 – 11:45 Extended reporting session from breakouts: All participants, led by Gerry Wait
11:45 – 12:15 Extended discussion, bringing in discussion points from previous workshops: All participants, led by Paul Belford