Find out how to attract media coverage for your archaeology update, project or discovery, a FREE training event.

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About this event

“The process and results of archaeological discovery should be shared widely and provide benefits for the people of Scotland. ” – Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy

Enjoy a session delivered by Maiya Pina-Dacier, Head of Community at DigVentures, a social business that specialises in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and digital methods to increase public participation in archaeological research.

In 2020, DigVentures released a story about a Viking-era board-game piece found at Lindisfarne which spread like wildfire. In addition to being covered by The Guardian, Forbes, Smithsonian, and The Times, it reached international papers from Denmark to India. But this wasn’t the first time one of their stories received local, national and international attention.

Speaking from experience, Maiya will talk about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting your archaeology news picked up by radio stations, newspapers and more. Whether you’re recruiting volunteers for a small event or announcing a nationally important discovery, you’ll leave with a better sense of how to get the fundamentals in place.

Maiya’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session to cover any key issues or questions in more detail.

This webinar is part of Scotland Digs 2021, the annual campaign coordinated by Dig It! to promote the summer dig season.




This event is designed for anyone who works/volunteers in Scotland’s archaeology sector.