Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2020

Scotland’s Strategic Archaeology Committee are currently pulling material together for Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2020. Following on from our issues in 2018  and 2019 it seeks to showcase the value Archaeology brings to Scotland and report on our progress delivering Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy. With the cancellation of so many events due to COVID-19, our issue this year will launch as digital-only, but we hope to keep up the quality of previous years and tell as many of your stories as we can.

We would welcome any news or stories you may have, as well as information on upcoming initiatives and events, or requests from the wider archaeological community.

We have room for submissions of no more than around 300 words at the most but we would also welcome short pieces of news or notices as short as 50 words, and anything in between. Where possible, any submission should come along with at least two high-res images to illustrate the story, and more if possible. You should have permission to share these and be able to let us know what copyright allocation may be needed.

Please send your submissions to ArchaeologyStrategy@hes.scot no later than the 17th of August. We hope to launch the magazine online in early October.

In particular, we would welcome content on these themes:

The Archaeology of Disease – We are looking for stories on the archaeology of disease which put current events in their historical and archaeological context.

New Ways of Working – Coronavirus has challenged us all to find new ways of working, we would love to share your innovations and new best practice. We are especially interested in hearing of any new digital tools discovered or lessons learned from online conferences and talks.

Equality and Diversity – At the very core of Scotland’s Archaeological Strategy is the statement ‘We want a Scotland where archaeology is for everyone’.  We encourage stories in this theme which discuss how we can address inequalities in archaeology and better represent our diverse past for the present.