Sunday, 15 November 2020

AGM 2020

The Research Framework AGM will be on Monday 14th December 2020 at 10am via Zoom and a link will be sent out to all members in the week beforehand.  If you aren't a member yet, it's easy to fill out our online form

Membership Form

Nomination forms to stand as a trustee at the AGM will be sent out shortly.   All trustees retire at every AGM but are eligible to stand as trustee again.  

There should be between 3 and 10 trustees at any one time.  The trustees may appoint up to 2 additional trustees during the year so long as numbers do not exceed 10.  

The roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are assigned by the trustees at their first committee meeting after the AGM.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Membership Form

Things have been quiet on the Research Framework front for a while but we have been sorting things out in the background.  We can now say that the Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales is a separately constituted group with its own bank account.  The committee is currently made up of members of CIfA Cymru/Wales and we will have an AGM in a couple of months.

As the next step we need to establish a membership to support the Research Framework.  We can't offer much in the way of benefits of membership at present, it's more about what you can offer the Research Framework but you would be able to attend Steering Group meetings.  Steering Group meetings will continue to offer direction to the committee.

If you would like to be a Member of the Research Framework please fill in the application form available through this link

If you have any problems with the form please email

Monday, 20 February 2017

Research Framework Steering Group meeting

The next Research Framework steering group meeting will be on Monday 13th March, 10.45am to 12.45pm, at the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion. 

If you are interested in coming along or have something you would like to share with the steering group, get in touch by emailing

Monday, 28 November 2016

After the conference...

Many thanks to everyone who came to the conference over the weekend in Bangor. It was a very productive event with lots of discussion. If you still want to comment on the draft documents you have till December 16th. You can find everything on the Research Framework website

Friday, 25 November 2016

Getting Answers: promotion and application of the research agenda

The final session at the Research Framework conference will be looking at Getting Answers, how do we promote and apply the research agenda

This session will share best practice in using the Research Framework in our work. Martin Locock will review the English and Scottish frameworks and how they have been implemented and evaluated, and then explore a maturity model of what a framework integrated into practice would look like.He  will highlight the interaction between the framework and discussions of significance and value, and the need for public engagement activities and CPD to maintain a link to current research questions. Then we will assess how well the framework is currently being used and share examples of best practice. 


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Earlier Post Medieval (1539 to 1750)

The draft paper for earlier Post Medieval (1539 to 1750) is now available online.  Have a look and send us your comments

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Modern 1900 to Present

Modern (1900 to Present) is a new theme to the Research Framework.  Have a look at the working document and let us know what you think.

It's still not too late to book a place at the conference in Bangor on 26th/27th November and contribute

or you can send comments and thoughts to

Monday, 14 November 2016

Post Medieval - Industrial 1750 -1899

The draft paper for the later Post Medieval/Industrial 1750 - 1899 theme is now on the RF website, have a read and share your thoughts!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Neolithic and Earlier Bronze Age

The draft paper for Neolithic & Earlier Bronze Age is now on the RF website, have a read and share your thoughts!

Early Bird booking deadline for the conference slightly extended and now finishes at midnight today (Tuesday 1st November)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Welsh Archaeology Research Framework Conference 2016

The Archaeological Research Framework for Wales Conference 2016 will take place in Bangor in November 26th and 27th 2016

Early Bird booking prices will be available until the 31st October, full details and booking can be found here