York archaeology research posts announced

THREE new research posts to investigate York’s archaeology and archives have been announced.

The roles are jointly funded and supervised by the University of York and City of York Council. Two of the PhD awards will be in archaeology and the third is in history. Dr Sarah Rees Jones, senior lecturer in medieval history at the university, said: “York’s extraordinary wealth of archaeological and archival material means that these three awards are designed to study ways of encouraging and supporting wider public participation in the city’s heritage.

“They also build on past shared initiatives, such as the world heritage bid, and on the success of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund bid to provide the city archives with a new home at York Explore Library Learning Centre.”

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5:52pm Fri 28 Jun 13

Bo Jolly says...

It seems bizarre that these - undoubtedly useful - posts are part-funded by the council when their own city archaeologist and conservation officers are at risk of massive cuts. These people are the only defence against the loss of archaeology and historic buildings within the planning system.
It seems bizarre that these - undoubtedly useful - posts are part-funded by the council when their own city archaeologist and conservation officers are at risk of massive cuts. These people are the only defence against the loss of archaeology and historic buildings within the planning system. Bo Jolly

7:59am Mon 1 Jul 13

DifficultTim says...

Bo Jolly wrote:
It seems bizarre that these - undoubtedly useful - posts are part-funded by the council when their own city archaeologist and conservation officers are at risk of massive cuts. These people are the only defence against the loss of archaeology and historic buildings within the planning system.
Well said, absolutely right in every respect. PhD studentships over a few years are cheaper than paying permanent professional archaeological and conservation staff of course. And at the end the new PhDs will find there are no jobs for them, partly because of short-sighted cuts like those implemented by the City of York Council.
[quote][p][bold]Bo Jolly[/bold] wrote: It seems bizarre that these - undoubtedly useful - posts are part-funded by the council when their own city archaeologist and conservation officers are at risk of massive cuts. These people are the only defence against the loss of archaeology and historic buildings within the planning system.[/p][/quote]Well said, absolutely right in every respect. PhD studentships over a few years are cheaper than paying permanent professional archaeological and conservation staff of course. And at the end the new PhDs will find there are no jobs for them, partly because of short-sighted cuts like those implemented by the City of York Council. DifficultTim

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