Stage 2 of the North West Regional Research Framework Historic Environment update project is now looming. This is the section of the project where we will be revising the research agenda and strategy from the original project as published in 2007.
We have a series of period and thematic period seminars planned across the autumn and winter of 2017 to 2018. Each free seminar will look at the existing period research agenda and revise the individual objectives in the light of research and fieldwork since 2006. As part of this work the new draft period resource chapters will be available at the appropriate period seminar and will be posted on this blog site for comment.
The first set of period seminars have now been organised. These will be on the Early Medieval and Later Medieval periods and will take place at the Quaker Meeting Rooms in Penrith, Cumbria, on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at The Quaker Meeting House in Penrith – Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Penrith, CA11 7TR. We will be looking to start for the day at 9.30am. The morning session will be the Earlier Medieval until 12.00 and then the afternoon session will be the Later Medieval 13.00-15.30. We will provide tea, coffee, juice and water but unfortunately, lunch cannot be provided.
Booking is now open. Please email Penny Dargan-Makin to secure your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited so it will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, for those who can not make the seminars we shall be disseminating the 2007 Research objectives for comment, via email and via this website in the autumn. Once the new research agenda has been drafted will also be circulating that document for comment as well, early in 2018. So there will be many opportunities to take part in the revision of the research framework over the next few months.