Pre-Conference Seminars

Recent seminar topics have been:

2018, Nottingham: Steaming Ahead: research strategies and research frameworks in Industrial Archaeology

Speakers included:

  • Dan Miles, Research Resources Officer, Historic England: ‘Developing a New Model for Research Frameworks’
  • Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology, University of Salford: ‘Steaming Ahead: the research impact of industrial archaeology in the North West Regional Research Framework project’
  • Stella Jackson, Research Assistant, University of Liverpool: ‘Putting Industrial Buildings on the Agenda: The HistBEKE Project’
  • David Knight, Head of Research, Trent & Peak Archaeology: ‘Developing a Research Framework for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site’
  • Helen Spencer, ScARF Project Manager, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: ‘ScARF: National and Regional Research Frameworks for Scotland’
  • David Gwyn, Govannon Consultancy: ‘The Slate Landscape of North-West Wales: Gwynedd Council’s World Heritage bid’

2017, South-East Midlands: The contribution of contract archaeology to industrial archaeology

The speakers were:

  • Norman Redhead, Heritage Management Director (Archaeology), Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service: ‘Industrial Archaeology and the National Planning Policy Framework: the Greater Manchester experience’
  • Michael Shapland, Senior Archaeologist (Historic Environment), Archaeology South East: ‘From Moby Dick to the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable: the former Whaling Company and Telecommunications Factory at Enderby Wharf, Greenwich’
  • Gerry Thacker, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology: ‘Upper Bank, Swansea: the excavation of a copper and zinc smelting works’
  • Russel Coleman, Director, Headland Archaeology:  ‘The M74 Completion Project, Glasgow: Industrial Archaeology on an industrial scale’
  • Rebecca Haslam, Senior Archaeologist, Pre-Construct Archaeology: ‘An Immense and Exceedingly Commodious Goods Station: Excavations at King’s Cross Goods Yard’
  • Lucy Dawson, Project Manager (Built Heritage), Wessex Archaeology: ‘Thrills and spillways: pumping industrial enthusiasm into water infrastructure’
  • Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology, University of Salford: ‘The Research Impact of Developer-funded Industrial Archaeology’

2016, Telford: Britain’s Industrial Heritage: What has World Heritage Site inscription done for it?

The programme featured contributions from a number of key figures with world-wide experience of industrial World Heritage Sites, including:

  • Helen Maclagan, Director for Culture, UK National Commission for UNESCO: ‘The added value of UNESCO’
  • Les Sparks, Chair, Ironbridge World Heritage Site Steering Group: ‘The Ironbridge Gorge, from designation to now’
  • Peter Wakelin, independent heritage consultant: ‘Dereliction or inheritance? Changing minds in Blaenavon World Heritage landscape’
  • Andrew Croft, Atkins Ltd.: ‘The developer’s view in Liverpool and elsewhere’
  • John Hodgson, Lake District National Park Authority: ‘The role of industry in the nomination of the English Lake District for World Heritage inscription’
  • Sarah McLeod, The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site: ‘The Transformation of a Valley’
  • Sir Neil Cossons: ‘Lessons from the international experience of industrial World Heritage Sites’

2015, Brighton: Valuing and Sustaining Britain’s Industrial Heritage

Read Mike Nevell’s article

2014, Chester: Chemicals and Textile Finishing

2013, Dundee: Iron Structures