The New Forest Knowledge Conference 2017 was a celebration of the archaeological and historical research being carried out in and around the New Forest. It provided an opportunity to find out who was doing what, shared results of recent work, discussed new techniques and approaches to archaeology and helped people find out how they might get involved.
The conference ran over two days from Friday 27 October through to Saturday 28 October 2017 at the Lyndhurst Community Centre.
As well as presented papers there was poster displays from local community groups and students, and various display stands.
The programme below has links to each paper’s abstract along with the video of the talk where that was available.
Day 1: Friday 27th October 2017
- An ecological perspective on long-term human impact within the New Forest – Dr Michael Grant, University of Southampton
- Three sites on the coastal zone: Roman, Saxon and Medieval – Dr Andy Russel, Southampton Archaeology Unit
- Pots and People in the Middle Bronze Age: assessing the Heatherstone Grange cremation cemetery – Dr Richard Massey, Cotswold Archaeology
- New Forest Roman Pottery: the centenary of Heywood Sumner’s excavation at Ashley Rails – Professor Mike Fulford, University of Reading
- Conquest and land clearance: the Domesday account of the New Forest– Katherine Blayney, DPhil at University of Oxford
- All about the bounds. What medieval perambulations can tell us about the New Forest – Richard Reeves
- Excavations at the ‘Royal Hunting Lodge’ at Church Place, Denny Wait– Dr Paul Everill, University of Winchester
- New Forest Squatters’ Settlements in the Eighteenth Century’ – Sylvia Crocker
- The New Forest and the Great War 1917 – Richard Willaims
- Equipping the Armada: The Archaeology of Lepe Country Park – Stephen Fisher
- New Forest History and Archaeology Group, and the Hampshire Field Club New Forest Section – Archaeology in the New Forest, 1960s to the present – Maddy Andrews, New Forest History and Archaeology Group
Day 2: Saturday 28th October 2017
- Will Buckland Rings Reveal its secrets? – Josie Hagan, Student Bournemouth University
- Avon Valley Geophysics and the Locate project – Mike Gill, Avon Valley Archaeology Society
- Edward Mudge, an interesting man? – John Pemberton, Beaulieu History Society
- Brice Stratford
- The Work of Hampshire Record Office – Matthew Goodwin, Archivist at Hampshire Record Office
- Gazetteer of New Forest Properties – Catherine Glover
- Using Aerial Imagery for Desk Based Research – Jack Powell, Aerial Imagery Analyst, Air Photo Services
- Automated Detection of Archaeology in the New Forest using Deep Learning with Remote Sensor Data – Iris Kramer, University of Southampton
- #NewForest: using social media and mobile data to manage our heritage – Lawrence Shaw, New Forest National Park Authority & University of Winchester
- HLF Funding for heritage projects – Judith Carruthers, Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund
- New Forest Knowledge, your gateway to information – James Miles, Archaeovision, James Brown & Kath Walker