30 October 2013
Historian and TV presenter Dan Snow is to be inaugurated as president and spokesperson for the Council for British Archaeology.
Historian and TV presenter Dan Snow is to be inaugurated as president and spokesperson for the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).
Dan will be the CBA's frontman for public engagement programmes such as the UK-wide community project recording the physical remains of World War One and its Home Front, and the annual Festival of Archaeology.
Dan Snow is already well known to the public as the 'history guy' who takes an active role in engaging the public in the past, and is particularly fascinated by conflict archaeology, working with his father, Peter Snow, on the BBC 2 series and book '20th Century Battlefields'. He is also currently one of the presenters of the BBC 2 series 'Dig WW2'. Dan has a first class honours degree in modern history from Balliol College, Oxford and military history is his passion.
The CBA have announced that Dan 'has pledged to support archaeology during these challenging times, when widespread cuts to archaeology, heritage and museum services are creating black holes in planning protection and putting our archaeological heritage at risk across the UK.'
He will be working with the CBA’s team to appeal to the voluntary community and the wider public to encourage participation in archaeology and appreciation of the role they can play in helping to preserve and celebrate our past.
Dan Snow said: 'The CBA does great work in getting people into history in a hands-on and engaging way. We have some serious challenges ahead of us and in this role I intend to make the UK sit up and take notice of the threat to our heritage which is growing every day - and get more active in its defence.'
For more on the work of the CBA, visit the Council for British Archaeology website.