The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Framing the Post-Medieval: Approaches to Regional & National Research Frameworks

16 September 2016

The Society is organising a one-day event in the Peel Building at the University of Salford on Friday 16th September to encourage discussion and debate on recent research in post-medieval/historical archaeology and set agendas for the future. Papers will present recent and in-progress work to examine research themes and agendas in the UK. 

Further information about the aims and objectives of Research Frameworks is available on the websites of Historic England, the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF), and the Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales.  

This conference is part of the Society’s mission to inform and advise heritage agencies in the management and research of the post-medieval archaeological resource, and the event will attract a mix of contract, local authority, academic and independent archaeologists.

Questions about the event can be emailed to Dr Mike Nevell, Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford: 


The event is open to all with an interest in developing research themes and agendas in post-medieval/historical archaeology. Registration costs £20 including refreshments and buffet lunch, and places can be booked here


10.00 - 10.30am Arrival and registration

10.30am Introduction (Harold Mytum, University of Liverpool and President, SPMA)

Individual presentations:

Historic England and research frameworks (Dan Miles, Historic England)

North West Regional Research Framework (Mike Nevell, University of Salford)

North East Regional Research Framework (David Petts, Durham University)

East of England Research Framework

Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (Emma Jane O'Riordan, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)

The value of research frameworks (Eleanor Casella, University of Manchester)

1.00 - 2.00pm Lunch

2.00 - 4.00pm Group workshop session examining research themes

4.00 - 4.30pm Summing up and questions

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.