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

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Prehistoric studies: research, presentation and interpretation

Prehistoric studies: research, presentation and interpretation
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust dayschool

5th November 9.00 to 16.30

Denbigh Town Hall
Crown Lane,
LL16 3TB

An exciting day school revealing the latest research findings on the prehistoric archaeology of Wales and England. Featuring a range of speakers and a variety of displays from across the CPAT region and beyond. Lunch, tea, coffee and cake!

To book contact Viviana Culshaw: 01938 553670, or
The event is CIfA accredited and relevant to the professional development aims.
CPD certificates will be available on the day.
Ticket price: £12 adults; £10 members of CIfA; £8 Friends of CPAT; £5 students
Price includes lunch, tea and coffee

Registration and Coffee
Dr Paul Belford, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Recent work on the caves of north-east Wales
Richard Hankinson, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Settling Down, Moving on and Coming Back – Mesolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Site Use at Llanfaethlu, Anglesey
Catherine Rees, C.R. Archaeology
Tea break
   Neolithic ‘Halls of the Dead’ at Dorstone Hill: The story so far
 Professor Julian Thomas, University of Manchester
The Third Radiocarbon Revolution and its Application in North   West  Wales
 Jane Kenney, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
   Lunch (Catering by The Glass Onion CafĂ©)
Recent work at Moel-y-Gaer Bodfari, Denbighshire
Professor Gary Lock, University of Oxford
Roundhouse Studies: research and interpretation
Rachel Pope, University of Liverpool
Discussion and questions.
The Prehistoric Society – promoting our prehistoric past (temp title)

Frances Lynch, Cambrian Archaeological Association, member of The  Prehistoric Society and Trustee of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.

End. Displays, handling collection and informal conversations with speakers

CBA Wales AGM "A Draft of the Post-Medieval Research Framework for Archaeology in Wales". 
Come and have your say...The Royal Oak, Welshpool this Saturday, 17th October, 2pm to 4.30pm.

CBA Wales/Cymru Annual General Meeting and Autumn Symposium 2016

Saturday 15th October 2016

The Royal Oak Hotel,
The Cross, Welshpool,
Powys, SY21 7DG

Business Meeting: 11.00 am—12.30pm
Symposium: 2.00pm — 4.30pm