Scotland’s Strategic Archaeology Committee are currently pulling material together for Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2022. Following on from our successful issues in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 it seeks to showcase the value Archaeology brings to Scotland and report on the delivery of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy’s key aims. This year’s issue will be fully digital, available for free online and in an accessible format.
We would welcome any news or stories you may have, as well as information on upcoming initiatives and events 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 around 50 words in length. Submissions should have at least two high-res images to illustrate the story, and more if possible. For guidelines on your submission, including image captions, copyright, and our editing process, please refer to our notes for contributors page.
Please send your submissions to ArchaeologyStrategy@hes.scot no later than the 30th of July. We hope to launch the magazine online in early October.
In particular, we would welcome content on these themes:
Conflict Archaeology – how archaeology has contributed to understanding conflict, how archaeology has been used to recover from conflict events, and how the heritage sector reacts in conflict zones.
Migration – the archaeology of migration, whether it’s studying migration sites or impacts of migration, or how heritage can be used to help migrants and displaced people find a new home.
Year of Stories – Got a great archaeology story to tell? Fact or fiction – now’s a great time to get it out there!
Pandemic Recovery – how is your part of the sector recovering from the pandemic? Any lessons learned, or potential pitfalls in the future?
We look forward to reading your submissions!