LA in action
In addition to publishing London Archaeologist magazine four times a year, we also get involved in other activities…
You’ll find us in March at the LAMAS Archaeology Conference and in the summer during the Festival of Archaeology we usually have a big stand featuring archaeological activities for families – either at the Museum of London or another venue. This year we’ll also be at the Thames Discovery Programme 10th anniversary conference in October.
Each May, following a wine reception and brief AGM, we welcome a lecturer to speak, usually on an important site or major research project. This year the 49th prestigious London Archaeologist Annual Lecture was given by Jessica Bryan, who revealed the extensive archaeological potential in works for the Thames Tideway Tunnel infrastructure and described revelations at sites in Putney, Bermondsey and Deptford.
London Archaeological Prize
Often called the Publication Prize, this biennial award is given in even years for the best publication (or publications if entries are especially good) over the previous two years. It is adjudicated by a panel of judges from professional, academic and voluntary sectors of archaeology. Formerly administered by the Standing Conference on London’s Archaeology, LA has been managing the prize since 2008.
Entries for the 2018 prize have now closed and a shortlist has been created. The judges are reading through the publications over the summer, and the prize will be awarded in November at the London Archaeological Forum. 2018 prize rules are here.
Council for British Archaeology London Region
We nominate a permanent trustee to the Council for British Archaeology London, which organises events for members, and provides a London-wide forum for amateur and professional archaeologists.
We are also represented on the City of London Archaeological Trust, which gives grants annually for archaeological projects with a link to the City of London.