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Using Archaeology for Recovery

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Bournemouth University
United Kingdom

On Friday, 5 July 2024, Bournemouth University will be holding a Seminar/Training Event on Using Archaeology for Recovery. Speakers with a wide knowledge of running projects that assist those who have suffered from trauma, especially on the battlefield, will be sharing their experiences with those who wish to run similar projects. Case studies from both the UK and Europe will include Operation Nightingale, Waterloo Uncovered, Breaking Ground Heritage, and Ukraine, alongside discussion of the use of AMPHORA guidelines. We are particularly looking forward to welcoming two contributors from Kyiv who will share their experiences of running extensive programmes for veterans of the current conflict.

In recent years, the mental health benefits of working collectively on an archaeological excavation have been widely recognised. This Seminar will explore how archaeology is being used to help veterans recover from both the physical and mental trauma suffered in conflict. Contributions will include the experiences of veterans themselves as well as those running such projects, including a contribution from visiting Ukrainian archaeologists who have been setting up and running archaeology and heritage-based recovery programmes in Kyiv. In devising this Seminar, Bournemouth University is working closely with Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist for the UK's MoD, who has been managing such projects for over 10 years under the title of Operation Nightingale. 

Registration and Coffee: 9:30
Seminar: 10AM - 5PM


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