Past Forward: Celebrating 40 years of MAS
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Past Forward: Celebrating 40 years of MAS

Past Forward: Celebrating 40 years of MAS

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Museum of Liverpool

Mann Island

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A full 2-day Conference organised by Merseyside Archaeological Society, in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool, to be held on the 8th and 9th October 2016.

Since the formation of the Society in 1976 much has changed in the state of knowledge of the archaeology of Merseyside. Using a combination of short lectures, workshops, discussion groups and tours, the Conference will review the ways in which archaeology on Merseyside has evolved over the last 40 years. It will look back on the Society’s work with local communities and institutions within and outside Merseyside to advance archaeological research and deliver a series of successful projects. The role of Merseyside Archaeological Society and other local society engagement in research, advocacy and governance in archaeology will also be explored. The Conference will also look forward into the next decade to envisage the challenges and opportunities that await and how the Society might have to adapt in order to build on its past achievements.

Merseyside Archaeological Society has brought together a prominent group of speakers with local, regional and national interests who will describe their experiences of working with the Society and how these successful collaborations might continue over the coming years. Attendees will also have the opportunity to describe any memories of their involvement with the Society and outline their vision for the future of archaeology on Merseyside.

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Saturday 8th October

10am – arrival and registration

10.20am –Janet Dugdale, Museum of Liverpool – Welcome.

Chair: Keith Dobney, University of Liverpool

10.30-11.00 – Peter Davey, University of Liverpool, Centre for Manx Studies (Retd) – Archaeology on Merseyside 1976 to 1985: people, projects and potential

11.00-11.30 – Rob Philpott, University of Liverpool & Freelance Archaeological Consultant Merseyside Archaeological Society: A Personal View of the last 30 years.

11.30-12.00 break

Opportunity to record your memories of MAS projects with Gill Chitty and David Jennings

12.00-12.30 – Gill Chitty, University of York - Making Merseyside: Metropolitan identity to localism in an era of public archaeology

12.30-1.00 – Norman Redhead, University of Salford – Merseyside’s Archaeology in a regional context: a short history of archaeology policies and practice in North West England

1.00-2.00 lunch break

2.00-3.00 workshops

  • Samantha Rowe, University of Huddersfield - Rainford’s Roots Ceramics
  • Old Dock Tour – meet at the information desk at the Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Liverpool archaeology tour – meet at the information desk at the Museum of Liverpool

3.00-3.30 break

3.30-4.00 – Mark Adams, Museum of Liverpool – Edited Highlights: Community Archaeology at National Museums Liverpool since 2005.

4.00-4.30 panel discussion (all Saturday speakers) – Sustainability in Community Archaeology with facilitator David Jennings

4.30-4.45 Summing Up: Keith Dobney

5.30-7.30 – Reception at Baltic Fleet

Sunday 9th October

10am – arrival and registration

10.20am – Mark Adams, Chair of Merseyside Archaeological Society - Welcome.

Chair: Mike Heyworth, Council for British Archaeology

10.30-11.00 Mike Nevell, University of Salford – Local Research Frameworks for Local People? Capturing the archaeological research impact of community and local groups

11.00-11.30 – Jamie Quartermaine, Oxford Archaeology North –title TBC

11.30-12.00 break

Opportunity to record your memories of MAS projects with Gill Chitty and David Jennings

12.00-12.30 – Karen Gavin, Big Heritage – Funding outside the box: Lasting impact on the "Other" volunteer

12.30-1.00 – Ben Croxford, Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service – The MAS, the ASM, the SMR and the HER – recording Merseyside’s Archaeology over the last 40 years and looking ahead.

1.00-2.00 lunch break

2.00-3.00 workshops

  • Kerry Massheder-Rigby, YAC leader - Exploring the past with Archaeologists of the future: The Mersey and Dee Young Archaeologists Club                         
  • Vanessa Oakden –Museum of Liverpool – To Record or Not To Record? Exploring local and national bias in PAS recording
  • Old Dock Tour – meet at the information desk at the Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Liverpool archaeology tour – meet at the information desk at the Museum of Liverpool

3.00-3.30 break

3.30-4.00 – Rob Lennox, University of York – From interest to influence: How to be an advocate for archaeology

4.00-4.30 - Panel discussion (all Sunday speakers): Towards a Community Archaeology Strategy for Merseyside with facilitator Gill Chitty

4.30-4.45 Summing up: Mike Heyworth

 

 

 

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