Conference: New Frameworks for Our Past

East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework

Advancing research on the historic environment of the East Midlands
Saturday 5th October 2019, Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham,University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD.

The conference will include presentations on a wide range of projects that have enhanced understanding of the prehistoric to modern periods, together with demonstrations of the online Research Framework and displays of recent East Midlands projects. It will be held at the University of Nottingham; the final programme, booking form and map of the university campus (showing the location of the conference venue and free parking areas) are attached here.

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite at or by cheque if preferred (see booking form for details).

Framework1 and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Research.

Framework2 with which it is closely linked. It will focus upon investigations that have enhanced understanding of the Neolithic and later periods, and will include demonstrations of the online Research Framework and displays of recent East Midlands projects.

  • From 9.00 am Registration; tea, coffee and biscuits
  • 10.00 am Welcome and introduction. David Knight (Trent & Peak Archaeology)
  • 10.05 am Developing the new online Research Framework for the East Midlands. David Knight and Dan Miles (Historic England)
  • 10.30 am Illuminating industrial housing: investigating workers’ homes in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Suzanne Lilley (North York Moors National Park)
  • 10.55 am Investigating the operation of the 18th century cotton mills at Papplewick, Nottinghamshire. Stephen Walker (Friends of Moor Pond Wood)
  • 11.20 am What are we looking for? Thoughts on historic building research arising from investigations at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire. Jim Brown (MOLA)
  • 11.45 pm The lost medieval chapel of St Morrell: a possible pilgrims’ chapel and cemetery near Hallaton. Vicki Score (University of Leicester Archaeological Services) and Hazel Wallace (Hallaton Field Work Group)
  • 12.10 pm Lunch
  • 1.30 pm Exploring medieval Nottingham: excavating the Castle and revisiting the early medieval Borough. Gareth Davies (Trent & Peak Archaeology)
  • 1.55 pm Rediscovering Viking-Age stone sculpture of the East Midlands. Paul Everson (Universities of Keele and Wales) and David Stocker (University of Leeds)
  • 2.20 pm The Lincolnshire Extensive Urban Survey: characterising historic towns. Ian George and Nicola Grayson (Lincolnshire County Council)
  • 2.45 pm Recent work in Roman Leicester: the most investigated town outside London. Nick Cooper (University of Leicester Archaeological Services)
  • 3.10 pm Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • 3.40 pm Something old, something new, something shared: revealing the Roman, Iron Age and Bronze Age landscapes of Pineham, Northamptonshire. Rob Atkins and Tracy Preece (MOLA)
  • 4.05 pm New work on Neolithic long barrows: the Lincolnshire Long Barrows Assessment Project. Denise Drury (Heritage Lincolnshire)
  • 4.30 pm Of fire, ice and people: Peak District lead production, human health and its environmental impact. Chris Loveluck (University of Nottingham)
  • 4.55 pm Final remarks
  • 5.00 pm Close

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