Landward is delighted to be involved in the publication of the FAME / ALGAO Development-led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19. This publication has brought together contributors from across Scotland, involved in both the commercial and curatorial sides of development-led archaeology to show the sector’s resilience in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The publication is available to download here.
Kenneth Aitchison is standing for election to become President of the European Association of Archaeologists www.aitchis.one
Presentation by Kenneth Aitchison in Training Archaeologists for Transnational Mobility, European Association of Archaeologists 2018 Barcelona, 7th September 2018. Full PowerPoint ppsx presentation
Paper presented by Kenneth Aitchison at EAA Barcelona 2018 in session s384, The Self-Organization of Archaeologists in Europe: Roles and Needs, Responsibilities and Legitimacy, Thursday 6th September 2018. Full paper PowerPoint, with text included as Notes Abstract Listen To Me! lobbying for archaeology Who are the archaeologists that think they have influence over politicians? Do other archaeologists agree that these are the most influential people, and that these are the most appropriate individuals to be the sector’s “influencers”? When it comes to archaeology, what do politicians think is important? (and remember – a politician thinking archaeology is ‘interesting’ is not the same as them thinking it is ‘important’). The answers…
Discovering the Archaeologists of the World WAC-8 Kyoto Theme 05 (Comparative Archaeologists in the Globalized World) Session G Block SS3, 1640-1840, 29th August 2016 all papers now available for download Kenneth Aitchison Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe Nicolas Zorzin & Christian Gates St-Pierre The Sociopolitics of Archaeology in Quebec: Regional Developments within Global Trends Andris Sne Archaeologist, heritage and public: rising awareness about the profession Geraldine Mate & Sean Ulm The 2015 Australian Archaeology in Profile survey Katsuyuki Okamura, Hideya Sakai & Seiji Kobayashi Who will succeed us? exploring the issue of Japan's next generation of archaeologists Kenneth Aitchison & Doug Rocks-Macqueen Discovering the Archaeologists of the World
Kenenth Aitchison and Arek Marciniak of Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu jointly presented a paper on the ANHER project at WAC-8. The paper’s title was e-archaeology.org – ANHER and Centres of Integrated Heritage Teaching Excellence. It was presented in a session called Educating the Masses: New Approaches to Teaching Digital Archaeology, which stimulated valuable discussion about the methodology used and how the products will be delivered. Download the Powerpoint here: ANHER_WAC
The WAC-8 Organising Committee have accepted a session proposal from Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd and Katsu Okamura of Osaka City Cultural Properties Association – Discovering the Archaeologists of the World. This session will take place during WAC-8 in Kyoto, Japan between 28th August and 2nd September 2016. It has been accepted within Theme 05 – Comparative Archaeologies in the Globalized World. Abstract:Employment in archaeology around the world, the challenges it faces as a profession, and how we can usefully compare professional national archaeologies as a phenomenon in the globalized world. In 2012-14, the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe project found that there were approximately 25,000 professional archaeologists working in…
Discovering the Archaeologists of the United Kingdom 2012-14 (Aitchison & Rocks-Macqueen 2014) has been published; textually, this is identical to Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13, the cover pages have been updated to allow it to fit neatly into the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2012-14 series, where 21 comparable national reports are in the process of being published.
Landward Research Ltd is now providing a mirror download site for Schlanger, N. & Aitchison, K. (eds) 2010 Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis: multiplpe impacts, possible solutions.
Breaking New Ground: how professional archaeology works, published by Landward Research Ltd, has received a couple of reviews on Amazon. It has also been reviewed in RESCUE News by Reuben Thorpe (with the same review text as published on Amazon) "Aitchison will be known as probably the most hard working and prolific writer about archaeology in the market place" Papers from the Institute of Archaeology by Hana Koreich "an extremely valuable contribution to a growing interest in the sociology and history of archaeology, serving as an impressive guide to a period starting with the 1800s and running to as recently as 2010. Having strong and detailed up-to-date work on the shelf so quickly…