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Constantinople to Cumbria: another mix from CBA North

CBA North News
Some more information for you with notices of future events – in particular on Tuesday next week whether your interests are in Constantinople or in Cumbria. We aim to provide as much archaeological information as we can to you. If you are seeing this and not a CBA North member why not join us or let us know of any archaeological events you are running?

More news and information next week – enjoy the Heritage Open Days weekend in the meantime.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee
08.09.2017

The North West Regional Research Framework
Mike Nevell and Rachael Reader send us notice of a series of events in connection with the North West Regional Research Framework – CBA North Committee are involved in this project, as well as parallel North East one, on your behalf. Contributions from members and local groups in Cumbria, or other north western interests, are particularly welcomed.

CBA North Committee have reviewed our progress to the original North West Archaeological Research Framework which our sister organisation CBA North West produced; feel free to let us know your thoughts on how we are doing well against the targets set of us.

Rachael writes:

There is still time for you to book your free space on the Early Medieval and Later Medieval period review workshop, for the North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment Update Project (NWRRF for short) and become one of the first to influence the knowledge and direction of this significant project.

NWRRF is designed to provide an overview of current archaeological knowledge in the North West of England and to identify where the most significant gaps lie and how this may best be addressed. The North West region covers the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, and contains the Lake District National Park.

Funded by Historic England, this is a two year project has been designed to update and widen the scope of the original North West Regional Research Framework project which concluded in 2007. This endeavour is being coordinated jointly by the University of Salford’s Centre for Applied Archaeology, ALGAO North West, CBA North West. You can keep up to date or get involved with the project either by regularly checking the latest blogs at  https://archaeologynorthwest.wordpress.com/about/ or by following @cbanorthwest on twitter or visiting the CBA North West facebook pages or the Centre for Applied Archaeology facebook pages.

Our workshop availabilities are;

Early Medieval 12th September 2017 – Penrith – 10.30-13.00
Medieval – 12th September 2017 – Penrith – 13.30-16.30
Post Medieval – 25th September 2017 – Liverpool Museums- AM TBC
Industrial – 25th September 2017 – Liverpool Museums- PM TBC
Prehistory – 19th October 2017 – Chester Cathedral – AM TBC
Roman – 19th October 2017 – Chester Cathedral – PM TBC
Built heritage – 2nd November 2017 – University of Salford, Greater Manchester – 14.00-17.30

If you are interested in contributing your knowledge at one or more of these workshops please contact Penny Dargan-Makin (p.r.d.dargan-makin@salford.ac.uk) asap to reserve your place. Once your place has been confirmed I will email you with the period chapter review, the maps, bibliographies, and the research objectives to become familiar with in preparation for the workshop.

With kind regards

Rachael

Constantinople’s water
The Newcomen Society is a national society interested in the history of engineering and technology. Unsurprisingly there is a regional branch in the north east with particular interests in our region. They hold a regular series of talks – some of which are occasionally more archaeological, with this first one they open their series this season.

Details of the regional branch’s more archaeological talks will be added to our Events page on the website soon, though we already have a poster for their November talk which we’ll seen out nearer the time.

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Durham County Local History Society – request

Durham County Local History Society

http://www.durhamweb.org.uk/dclhs

Future of history society in doubt after 51 years

Durham County Local History Society’s Council urgently wants to attract new volunteers to ensure the Society has a future.

John Banham, the Society’s Secretary said that :

We have our 51st AGM next Saturday and, unless we recruit new people to edit our Journal and other publications and to generally manage the Society’s work, we will be forced to wind up in a few years. Regrettably, existing members are not coming forward to fill the roles left vacant by retirements, so, in order to continue the Society needs “new blood”.

In 2016 the Society needs to fill the following vacancies :

  • Treasurer (and Trustee – the Society is a registered Charity)
  • General Editor (over the years the Society has published over 30 books)
  • Journal Editor (Journal 80 for 2015 has just been published and, unless an editor can be found in 2016, Journal 81 may be the last one)
  • Programme Secretary (the Society’s Annual Lecture Programme has been in abeyance since 2013 and needs to be revived)
  • Website editor ( see http://www.durhamweb.org.uk/dclhs )

The AGM takes place at Committee Room No 2, County Hall, Durham City at10.30 pm on Saturday 21 November 2015 and is a free event. Non-members are welcome. If you are not a member but are interested in attending to find out more, please contact John Banham on 01388 816209 or e-mail him at :    jdbdclhs@gmail.com