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Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas at UCL

May 8, 2017

Archaeodeath

A year since the Brexit vote, Article 50 triggered and with a General Election looming, justified by the aspiration of giving a mandate for Theresa May and her government to press for a ‘hard Brexit’, where is the voice of the archaeology and heritage community on Brexit?

Whilst in London, I popped into the Museum of London and saw this, sadly apposite display – heritage overtaken by events?

Previously I’ve posted on Brexit and archaeology here – I outlined some generic responses by national societies and organisations. While I’m aware there was a session at the CIfA annual conference here, to my knowledge the only open UK event thus far to directly address Brexit’s archaeological and heritage interactions was Friday’s (5 May 2017) workshop at UCL, organised by Dr Andrew Gardner and Professor Rodney Harrison: Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas.

Session 1 explored practical impacts of…

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