Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Conference

June 2017 – Woodland Archaeology Festival at Hardcastle Crags with charcoal making, pottery making, wood craft, iron smelting and the excavation of a charcoal burning platform

On the 16th – 18th November, Pennine Prospects and the University of Bradford will be hosting the Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Conference at the Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford.
This three day conference forms part of the Heritage Lottry Fund Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage project and includes:

Friday 16 November 2018
Towards an interdisciplinary understanding of past wooded landscapes
Paper presentations in themed sessions and a keynote paper by Dr Suzi Richer (University of York) and Dr Ben Gearey (University College Cork), followed by a poster session with wine reception.

Saturday 17 November 2018
Community-based landscape archaeology projects and open source technologies
A keynote paper by Professor Ian Rotherham (Sheffield Hallam University). Sessions with papers showcasing community projects in woodland archaeology, with workshop/interactive sessions sharing ideas about practical experiences. Poster session with wine reception.

Sunday 18 November 2018
Morning: field visit to Hirst Wood, which runs alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the River Aire to the north of Bradford. This will include demonstrations of greenwood crafts and pottery firing, and will be followed by the opportunity to visit Salts Mill and the World Heritage Site of Saltaire village.

To attend all three days the cost is £45 per person (concessionary rate for Students, Volunteers and Retired is £35)
To attend one day on either the Friday or Saturday (Sunday trip is free of charge and is open to the public) the cost is £35 per person (concessionary rate for Students, Volunteers and Retired is £25)

Full details for the conference can be found at:

Conference details: https://woodlandheritageconference2018.com/

Conference booklet: COWH Conference Booklet

Booking: https://estore.bradford.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-life-sciences/school-of-archaeological-and-forensic-sciences/celebrating-our-woodland-heritage-conference/celebrating-our-woodland-heritage-conference-1618-november-2018

Accommodation: https://woodlandheritageconference2018.com/travel-accommodation/