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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 FORUM 2019: Building a Healthier Workplace

When and Where: Friday, June 21st, The Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York YO1 7BX This year’s FAME Forum takes as its theme ‘Building a Healthier Workplace’. Our focus is firstly on well-being, and particularly on mental health. HSE statistics show that 15.4 million working days are lost a year due to stress, depression or anxiety […]

Archaeology Recommended to be Added to the Shortage Occupation List

FAME is proud to report that the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that archaeology jobs be included on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) based upon the evidence we provided, in cooperation with CBA and CIfA. You can read our full response here. The Migration Advisory Committee recommendation is: “We recommend including archaeologists within SOC code […]

Notice and Agenda for FAME AGM

This is the notice to FAME members of the AGM Please register for the AGM at this Eventbrite event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fame-annual-general-meeting-tickets-62317938632 Notification of FAME 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR on Thursday 20th June 2018 commencing at 5.30pm Agenda Apologies Register of approved voting members and declaration of quorum Minutes […]

Common Travel Area and Archaeology

While it is still unknown how, or if, Brexit will occur there is some good news for FAME members working across the UK and Ireland. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the UK and Irish Governments to continue the Common Travel Area (CTA) regardless of the outcomes of Brexit. The MoU sets […]

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 welcomes new member: MSDS Marine

FAME is happy to announce a new organisation has joined our membership – MSDS Marine. MSDS Marine are a Marine and Coastal Contractor specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in the marine environment. They have a wide range of experience and expertise within the industry from the project management of large […]

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 […]

FAME Member News: Suffolk Archaeology & Cotswold Archaeology

Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company has now become part of Cotswold Archaeology. This initiative builds on the strong history of collaboration between the two companies in East Anglia over the last few years on projects such as Sizewell Nuclear Power Station and the cable connection to East Anglia One offshore wind farm. Suffolk Archaeology’s current […]

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