From 2012 to 2013, I worked with Archaeology South-East (ASE) to explore the challenges which commercial archaeologists faced in incorporating public engagement activities within their projectwork. ASE provides technical services, consultancy and research for a wide range of public and private sector clients, but chiefly for construction companies and/or their agents. The project was funded through a UCL Advances (now called UCL Innovation and Enterprise) Knowledge Exchange Associate (KEA) Fellowshipscheme whereby post-doctoral scholars are hosted by businesses. Each KEA acts as a conduit for the transfer of knowledge from UCL to industry, with projects tailored to meet the needs of each business. The aims of the fellowship were twofold: to build engagement capacity within ASE and to conduct research on engagement within UK commercial archaeology.
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Orange, H and Perring, D (2017) Commercial archaeology in the UK: public benefit and engagement. In G Moshenska (ed.) Key concepts in Public Archaeology. London: UCL Press. Online access.
Orange, H. (2013) Public engagement at Archaeology South-East, in Archaeology International, Vol. 16, 41-46.