"Working Group on Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramic Production Centres in Europe"
The following Working Group was set up by ceramic specialist at the last annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists at St Petersburg (10-13 September, 2003) to organise a European research cooperation on Medieval Ceramic Production Centres.
The Working Group is promoted by the international Medieval Pottery Research Group; www.medievalceramic.org.uk/newsletter
The major aim of the Working Group Creation of a Database of Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramic Production Centres in Europe. As a first step, the Working Group will carry out a Pilot Study of selected areas of Europe.
The aim of the Pilot Study is to work out the Database system, the collection of data, and the database structure in relevant software. Create possible links to other existing archaeological databases. There are some regional and national database system whose experiences offer excellent background to work out a European database project.
On the basis of previous discussion the group has already designed a proforma record form to aid with data collection. In the second stage we wish to create a Database system for all Europe.
Working Group is looking for all possible individual and official partners to participate in our project.
Who are interested in medieval and post-medieval ceramic productions in Europe, Who could give information or data about medieval ceramic production centres and their technologies. Who would be able to organise the collection of data about medieval ceramic production centres and their technologies. Who are interested in creating and organising a European database system of ceramic productions, or has experience in archaelogical or ceramic databases.
Next Working Group Meeting: a Round-Table session of Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramic Production Centre Database will be held at the next EAA meeting in Lyon (8-11 September. 2004), www.eaa-lyon-2004.org
The aim of the proposed round-table
- The creation of collaboration strategy of the project.
- Working out the final standardised dataform sheet and the possible links to other databases.
- reparing applications for financial soureces.
- We are very interested about your research expereinces.
- We would be very glad if you were able to join to our Working Group and come to the Round Table session of EAA meeting in Lyon at Sept. 2004.
Maureen Mellor, UK, Hon. President of MPRG
Derek Hall, UK, Assistant Secretary of MPRG
Zsolt, Vágner, Hungary, Secretary of Hungarian Craft Archaeology