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CIRIA Archaeology in Construction seminar

FAME have been supporting CIRIA (Construction Industry Research & Information Agency) in the preparation of case studies to accompany CIRIA’s existing publication – Archaeology and development – a good practice guide to managing risk and maximising benefit. On 4th July 2019, CIRIA will be holding an Archaeology in Construction seminar (click link to register)   Archaeological […]

Final Agenda for FAME Forum 2019

FAME Forum 2019: Building a Healthier Workplace Friday 21st June 2019, 9.30am Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX Agenda The day begins with registration and coffee at 9.30 9.45 -10.00 Welcome and Introduction Chris Brayne, CEO Wessex Archaeology, Vice Chair of FAME 10.00 -10.25 Why business needs to take mental health seriously Dr Christian […]

FAME Quarterly Market Confidence Index Report Q4 2018

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) is the voice of archaeological employers and managers in the United Kingdom, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world. FAME started life in 1975 as the Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers, before changing the name to […]

FAME Welcomes New CEO

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers is very pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Dr Kenneth Aitchison, who takes up the post from the beginning of May 2019. Kenneth is a founder and director of Landward Research Ltd and has been actively involved in high level engagement with UK and European […]

FAME endorses new metal detecting body

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) welcomes the intention to set up an Institute of Detectorists. We support the principle of a regulatory body to educate and influence the behaviour of metal-detector users and requiring adherence to the Code of Practice and archaeological principles. The introduction of a registration system for metal detector […]

Bullying, harassment and discrimination: a joint statement by CIfA, FAME and the Prospect Archaeologists’ Branch

We acknowledge that the problems of bullying, harassment and discrimination which exist in society are also present in our profession and that addressing them requires a change of culture. We recognise that, as well as causing significant harm to individuals, failure to address these issues leads to the loss of talented professionals from the sector […]

Job: FAME CEO

FAME, the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, with effect from June 2019 when the current post holder is due to step down. This is a role for an independent, senior […]

FAME H&S survey is open

Part of FAME’s Health & Safety strategy is the compilation of industry data to allow organisations to benchmark their performance against figures for the whole sector. We have created a very short survey to collect this data and would request that you support FAME by answering it. There are a maximum of ten questions – […]

The Archaeology Training Forum awards – Call for Nominations

The Archaeology Training Forum Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. Entries must demonstrate an […]

Policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit

The Government has released a policy paper on what would happen to citizens’ rights in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, both for EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. Given that what will happen is still unknown, even the timeline for deciding that, all archaeology […]

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