The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

SPMA seeks new Ordinary Members of Council

Tuesday 21 September 2021

SPMA seeks new Ordinary Members of Council

SPMA has three vacancies for Ordinary Members of its Council to start in December 2021.

SPMA is keen to welcome more Black, Asian and minority ethnic members to Council, recognising the full diversity of people researching, practicing, and otherwise interested in, the archaeology and heritage of the last 500 years in Britain and around the world. We also want to have a strong balance on Council between different sectors and interest groups in the discipline, such as academics, community archaeology groups, museum professionals, members of heritage organisations, and commercial archaeologists.
SPMA Council carries out much of its business during quarterly Council meetings, which we are currently undertaking remotely (and we expect to continue to do so at least in part). Where meetings are undertaken in person in locations in Britain, reasonable travel expenses for attendance are reimbursed. As the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is a registered charity, the Members of Council are its trustees; they ensure that the charity is running well and does what it was set up to do. You can find out more about being a charity trustee on the Charity Commission website.

If you would like to find out more about Council roles and what is involved, email

In order to consider potential applicants for Council nominations, please provide a summary of your qualifications/professional background and experience, and what you feel you could bring to the role. Please send this statement to by Friday 15th October 2021. All the candidates will be considered by Council and we will make a recommendation of our preferred candidates to the AGM on Thursday 16th December. Any SPMA member can also put themselves up for election at the AGM, by submitting a nomination to the Secretary 21 days in advance of the meeting.