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EMHERF Conference: New Frameworks for Our Past

Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Price: £20 (£10 for students)

The 'New Frameworks for Our Past: Advancing research on the historic environment of the East Midlands' conference will look at recent developments in the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework (EMHERF) and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Research Framework with which it is closely linked.

The EMHERF is a digital resource supported by Historic England as part of a national strategy to create a series of self-sustaining regional research frameworks for England's historic environment. This conference will focus upon investigations that have enhanced understanding of the Neolithic and later periods, and will include demonstrations of the EMHERF resource and displays of recent East Midlands projects.

Three members of our team will be presenting two short talks covering case studies of the multi-period landscape mitigation work at Pineham, and of recent building recording work at Canons Ashby, both in Northamptonshire. Their talks will explore how the EMHERF steered the fieldwork objectives of each project, and how the results of the fieldwork fed back into the EMHERF:

11.20 - Jim Brown: What are we looking for? Thoughts on historic building research arising from investigations at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire

15.40 - Rob Atkins and Tracy Preece: Something old, something new, something shared: revealing the Roman, Iron Age and Bronze Age landscapes of Pineham, Northamptonshire

Bookings for this conference close on Friday 27th September 2019. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Download the conference programme and booking form