Cancellation of tours, field trips and lectures
Most of you will know that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel the Orkney study tour and two lectures at the Museum of London.
It is likely – the way government advice is developing – that one or both of the field trips planned for May 20 and July 11 will also have to be cancelled.
What does that mean for EMAS?
For several months, EMAS members will obtain very little benefit from their subscriptions. The EMAS Committee has therefore decided to extend the current subscription year, which means that membership will not become due for renewal until the way forward becomes clearer.
All promotions and advertising will be suspended for the time being, as there is no point in trying to attract new members until we are fully up and running again.
Although the EMAS Committee is unable to meet in person (due both to government advice and common sense), we continue – via e-media – to keep a watching brief on developments and, as far as possible, plan for the future.
In this way we hope to be in a position to react very quickly when things start returning to normal. Top of the list will be rescheduling the cancelled lectures, tours and trips, and picking up on recruitment activities. We also hope to be able to continue behind-the-scenes work on getting the proposed EMAS News ready for publication as soon as it is sensible.
If you do have to self-isolate and need access to improving reading to pass the time, remember the EMAS website at EMAS-archaeology.org contains extensive links to the websites of other archaeological societies plus articles and videos. These are in both the public and members' areas. (In case you have forgotten, to access the members' area you will need to login using the username arch-emas and password w4Ct5z).
On behalf of the EMAS Committee, very best regards to all of you.
We look forward to catching up with you again as soon as possible.