Know your place: documentary research workshop

07/12/2019  |  10:30 a.m.

Foresters Hall, Meeting Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9RT


On this half day documentary research skills workshop we'll look at how to shape research according to what you'd like to produce (e.g. a blog, a leaflet, a guided walk, a site report) and have a go at 'map regression', an essential first stage in any site or landscape study. We'll concentrate mostly on online sources, to reveal the wealth of research you can do from your own home but will also look at the sort of information available in local, regional and national archives.

If there's a particular site or question you're interested in please come with that in mind: in the second half of the morning we'll help you start, or continue, to build its story. If you've a laptop or a tablet please bring it along, we'll also have some tablets to borrow.


10.30 - 10.40 Welcome tea and coffee

10.40 - 11.00 Introduction to documentary research - what do we want to know?

11.30 - 12.00  Know your place - what sources are out there?

12.00 - 12.30  Over to you: map regression

12.30 - 13.00 Break time: bring a packed lunch or pop out to Ramsgate market

13.00 - 14.00 Research session - bring your own project or help us with one of ours

Lara, lead archaeologist for the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme, previously worked in MOLA's field, planning and built heritage teams producing desk based studies and reports for archaeological sites. She studied for her Masters degree in Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester by distance learning while living on a remote Finnish island and through both has fine appreciation of the amount of online information there is out there to be mined.

Places are limited, please book via Eventbrite. If you've any questions contact

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miner's Advocate, 5 May 1886
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miner's Advocate, 5 May 1886