Overarching Agenda Themes

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The published Research Assessment and Agenda defined a series of four overarching research themes and, within each of these, a number of sub-themes [1]. This useful scheme has been amplified here to take account of subsequent work and stakeholder comments, with further subdivision of certain themes and the addition of an environmental research theme. For ease of reference, these overarching research themes are presented here in a tabular format with indications of period correlations.

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire: Elizabethan manor house, Augustinian priory church, medieval village earthworks and parkland features form just some of the elements of a landscape palimpsest preserving plentiful opportunities for the investigation of cross-period themes (© National Trust)

[1] Cooper, N J 2006 ‘Cross-period research and the foundation of a research strategy’ in The Archaeology of the East Midlands, 287-291