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North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment; launch...
Fri 5 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:10 BST
It is eleven years since the North West Archaeological Research Framework was published (see http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/archaeology/arf/). Since then a large number of projects have taken place which have a bearing on the framework. These, together with changes in the way the resource is managed and the advancement of new analytical techniques, have led to Historic England funding an update of the research framework. But there are key differences in the new project: it is called the North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment to reflect a greater engagement with the historic built environment, and will be transformed into an interactive, updatable and sustainable web-based resource.
This launch conference is a chance for archaeologists and historic environment researchers and practitioners, from across the North West Region, to come together to hear about the scope of the project and presentations on the archaeological and historic environment work, by period, since 2006. It marks the beginning of a 12 month engagement process with the archaeology and historic environment community in the region, in order to build a new research agenda for launch in 2018.
The programme for the conference will be issued shortly. Places are limited so bookings will be on a first come first served basis. However, the period overview reports will be circulated via the blog below and there will be an opportunity to provide feedback.
For further information and updates on this project please visit; https://archaeologynorthwest.wordpress.com
*Image shows aerial photograph of the Castlefield Basin, Manchester, including the Roman Fort and the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal terminus established in the 1760s.