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Working in Archaeology, Heritage and Classics with a Long-Term Condition

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Online Workshop 

29 February 2024 (‘Rare Disease Day’), at 16.00 – 17.15 (GMT) 

This ‘Rare Disease Day’ we would like to invite you to the online workshop ‘Working in Archaeology, Heritage and Classics with a Long-Term Condition’

A long-term condition (LTC) is defined as a condition that cannot, at present, be cured but is controlled by medication and/or other treatment/therapies.  

Some examples include: 

  • Cardiovascular Disease (e.g., heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and heart failure) 
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and 2) 
  • Cancer 
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 
  • Asthma (adults and children) 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
  • Neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Essential Tremor) 
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Vasculitis) 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) 
  • Coeliac Disease 
  • Long Covid 

LTCs have a large impact on a person’s life. Therefore, individuals require ongoing care and support. 

In this workshop three speakers will present their experiences of living with LTCs and working in archaeology, heritage and Classics. Subsequently, there will be a discussion where participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and problems, but also ask questions to the group. 

The workshop is meant to be a safe space for people living with LTCs to share their experiences, concerns, and successes, but also for people who would simply want to learn more about how to best support individuals with LTCs in the archaeology, heritage and Classics sector.  

From this event we hope to create an informal support group that people with LTCs can turn to for advice or simply sharing experiences and issues related to LTCs and their working life. 

Programme 

16.00-16.15: Introduction by Katerina Velentza (WCC UK Disability Liaison) 

16.15-16.30: Alexandra F. Morris (University of Lincoln & University of Nottingham) 

16.30-16.45: Amanda Hart (Roman Baths and Pump Room) 

16.45-17.15: Discussion 

Register for the online workshop here: https://helsinki.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YufuutqD8uG9PkF35DnepHlHw8RmVoZU0H