My Views


The EAA is an important membership organisation and as a presidential candidate  in the upcoming election on 28th August I think it is important to share  my thoughts and views about the organisation, the archaeology sector and what I will do as a President. Please read below my blog posts and I welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Making sure the EAA meets the needs of its members and its market


Over the last few weeks I have sought to explore and explain some of the things that I am passionate about within the EAA. The things that are done well, the values that we should protect, and the opportunities that I think we can make more of.

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Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast

The good that EAA brings to local communities


The EAA’s Annual Meeting is now fast approaching, and I for one am very much looking forward to it - as I always do. Although this year’s event is going to be an entirely virtual one, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the benefits that the conference brings each year to the locations that it visits. Perhaps they are benefits that we can look to encompass both on and offline in the future.

Improving membership value through transparency, communication and honouring the EAA’s core values


Last week I began to share my thoughts on the future of the EAA in the lead up to our election of a new President this month. One of the areas I feel would benefit the organisation and we members in particular, is communications and transparency when it comes to decision making.

Kenneth Aitchison
Kenneth present at a conference

Building a sustainable EAA for current and future archaeologists


On 28th August, the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) will be electing their new, incoming President, and I wanted to take some time now to discuss some of the details laid out in my election statement. In particular, I want to elaborate on the need to evolve and enhance what the organisation offers, and has always offered so well, so that it can flourish and be sustainable in the modern climate and for generations to come.

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