New Forest Knowledge Conference 2017

Call for Papers: New Forest Archaeology: Who's doing it?
Organisers: Katherine Walker and James Brown
When: Firday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017
Where: Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

New Forest Knowledge is a partnership between two projects within the Heritage Lottery Funded programme ‘Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership’: Ecademy, led by the New Forest Centre, and Heritage on my Doorstep, led by the National Park Authority. Both projects have the aim to make the unique heritage of the New Forest more accessible to all across a variety of levels and interest. Ecademy seeks to promote information sharing and integration through the creation of on-line resources; Heritage on my Doorstep seeks to engage the local community in researching and sharing the history and archaeology of the New Forest.

The aims of the 2017 conference are to celebrate the archaeological work and research being carried out in the New Forest, to find out who is doing what, and to share the results of recent work. We would like to break down perceived boundaries between academic communities, commercial units, and local groups in a way that gives everyone an equal platform on which to share their research. Papers will be arranged chronologically, telling the story of the New Forest, before focusing on specific themes such as technology, economy and society. A display area will have stalls, stands and exhibitions from a wide range of relevant organisations.

We now welcome contributions addressing any aspect of archaeology in the New Forest. However we ask that contributors place their work within the wider context of how their research is helping to enhance our understanding of New Forest and ‘the bigger picture’ of the past.

To contribute a 20-minute paper please send your title and abstract (c. 250 words) to Katharine Walker (kath.walker [at] or James Brown (james.brown [at] by 5 May 2017. We also welcome posters (A0 portrait size for easy mounting); if you would prefer to share your research in this medium, please let us know (Funding will be available to cover the costs of poster printing for community groups and students). Prospective exhibitors are also invited to get in touch and book a table or display space.

You can find out more about the two projects by following these links
Heritage on My Doorstep:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road, Earley,
Reading RG6 6DE

0118 966 2841
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