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    The way to dusty death

    originally posted at https://heritagemanagement.org/the-way-to-dusty-death-by-kenneth-aitchison-phd-head-of-capability-mapping-the-heritage-management-organization/ Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools. The way to dusty death Shakespeare – Macbeth Basse Santa Su is a quiet town, more than 300km upriver from the coast in The Gambia. I was there in May 2019 to build partnerships for HERITΛGE – we were looking to develop a project to provide training for Gambian heritage managers, as the European Commission had put out a call for proposals. I was fascinated by this advert for in bus tickets by the road in the town centre.…

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    The Heritage Education Network

    Landward Research Ltd are very pleased to be supporting The Heritage Education Network (THEN). THEN are doing great work, building up an alliance of like-minded organisations to share information and connections for anyone who uses, manages, teaches, or creates information about past or present peoples and cultures. We think their annotated bibliography project is particularly good! And we are pleased to say that we created and are maintaining their website, and feel very proud of it.

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    Secrets of the High Woods – Heritage Assets in Forestry Management

    Landward Research Ltd are delighted to have worked with the South Downs National Park Authority to produce Guidelines for the Stewardship of Heritage Assets in Forestry Management, as part of the Secrets of the High Woods programme. Coralie Mills of Dendrochronicle and Gordon Brown of John Clegg & Co worked with Doug Rocks-Macqueen to write these guidelines, which Landward Research Ltd are very pleased to have published on behalf of SDNPA. Quonya Huff designed the publication, which showcases Landward’s expertise in working collaboratively at the interface between heritage and natural environment. These guidelines have been produced as a consequence of an idea which developed during the Secrets of the High Woods…

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    Discovering the Archaeologists of the World

    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  

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    endorsements

    “Even after more than 10 years in this job the course still taught me something and allowed me to appreciate a more patient and thorough review of aerial photographs … I was so taken by the quality and professionalism of the course.” John Trehy, Terence O’Rourke Ltd, commenting on An Introduction to Using Aerial Photography for Archaeological Heritage Management. September 2015.   “Following a request from the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework Science Panel, Historic Scotland commissioned Landward Research to produce a Directory of Archaeological Scientists in Scotland. We were delighted that Landward were able to put together a ‘dream team’ of experts with precisely the sector-specific and technical knowledge that we…

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    Landward LLC and Landward Library Ltd

    Landward Research Ltd are delighted to announce that our sister company, Landward LLC, which is incorporated in the state of New Mexico, is now 100% owned by Landward Research Ltd, and that Landward Library Ltd, which is based in Scotland, is 99% owned by Landward Research Ltd. Landward LLC delivers Landward's e-learning offer and research support services – a series of heritage management e-learning courses are available at www.landward.org. Landward Library Ltd, which was established with support from the University of Edinburgh, has been the route through which Landward has built up the capacity to deliver video recording and editing services, which we have now provided for several conferences in…

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    Compare and Contrast

    Kenneth Aitchison has recently had an article published simultaneously in Icon News and The Archaeologist, examining the comparable professions of archaeology and conservation through the labour market intelligence produced in the Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13 and Conservation Labour Market Intelligence reports.  COMPARE AND CONTRAST Kenneth Aitchison examines the similarities and differences between professional archaeology and professional conservation In 2012-13, research was carried out into the UK’s professional labour markets of both archaeology and conservation, two similarly sized and comparable parts of the wider cultural heritage sector. The archaeological research was undertaken by Landward Research Ltd and the conservation study was undertaken by Icon, the Institute of…

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    Landward Research in the Sheffield Star

    Landward Research's executive Director Dr Kenneth Aitchison was featured in the Sheffield Star newspaper yesterday with details of the his eBook, which was published recently – A link to the online article is available here – Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd in the Sheffield Star "Breaking New Ground: how archaeology works" was published to great acclaim earlier this month and with sales going well it was good to see further publicity for not just the eBook but also Landward Research and archaeology in general. Dr Aitchison commented “ I has long been a personal goal of mine to have a work published so that others can share in my…

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    SHEFFIELD – EDINBURGH – LONDON – NEW MEXICO – KATHMANDU Landward Research Ltd is consultancy which identifies and delivers ways to strengthen the skills, competencies and capabilities of individuals, organisations and communities. Our work focuses on measuring, building and evaluating capacity development through: the delivery of labour market intelligence research (to measure capacity and contextualise needs); we also undertake broader social and economic research that contributes to this area, the development and delivery of e-learning and video training resources (to build capacity and skills), and the monitoring and evaluation of educational programmes (to evaluate capacity development). We are a not-for-distributable profit social enterprise with a commitment to social and environmental…