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November 13, 2008


In partnership with English Heritage
In association with the Archaeology Training Forum, the IFA and IHBC
Making the Most of Community Archaeology: Options and Case-Studies for the Professional
Monday 17 November 2008
Course Director: Richard Hall (York Archaeological Trust)
Community Archaeology allows professional archaeologists to meet the needs of local planning authorities and the desires of local groups. The benefits and opportunities of Community Archaeology are many, and include; facilitating public access to common heritage, promoting independent research, extending outreach to people with particular needs and simple good public relations. This course will introduce you to the contexts in which you are likely to become involved in Community Archaeology and will demonstrate many ways in which it can be included in project planning and delivered on the ground.
Fee: £135.00 with lunch, £125.00 without lunch
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Interpreting Architectural Drawings and Records
Thursday 20 November 2008
Course Director: Gordon Higgott (English Heritage)
Architectural drawings, plans and related graphic records, including estate maps and topographical views, often provide the most valuable contemporary evidence for the dating and interpretation of historic buildings and sites. This course will examine the many types of original visual material available to researchers and explain methods of evaluating such evidence. It will be relevant to historic building consultants, archaeologists, conservation architects, and those involved in the research of building histories for conservation plans and statements of significance.
Fee: £135.00 with lunch, £125.00 without lunch
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Tools for Appraising and Managing Conservation Areas
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Course Director: Charles Wagner (English Heritage)
This course investigates the different techniques that have emerged over recent years for appraising and assessing historic areas, and discusses the different uses of these techniques to help in the management of conservation areas. It is aimed towards those working in local authorities managing conservation areas and those in historic environment consultancies offering surveying services, as well as those in the voluntary sector who are seeking partnerships with their local authority to better understand their historic area. 
Fee: £135.00 with lunch, £125.00 without lunch
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Conservation Management Plans and Statements
Thursday 27 November 2008
Course Director: Stephen Bond (Heritage Consultant)
Conservation management plans are either a great waste of paper or an absolutely vital tool for managing any heritage site. This course will introduce the process, show you how to write a statement of significance, teach you how to read a plan and explore the ways in which a plan can be used.  At the end, you can make your own mind up.
Fee: £135.00 with lunch, £125.00 without lunch
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Aerial Photography: Archaeological Interpretation and Mapping
Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 December 2008
Course Directors: Yvonne Boutwood and Helen Winton (English Heritage)
Aerial photography is one of the most cost-effective and productive ways of identifying and understanding archaeological sites and landscapes. Aerial photographs are extremely valuable for effective archaeological research and conservation but few people have formal training in their use. This course informs historic environment professionals of the potential and practical use of aerial photographs for research and heritage management.
Fee: £350.00 residential with meals, £300.00 non-residential with meals, £275.00 non-residential without meals.
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