A RESEARCH DESIGN FOR THE STUDY OF ROMAN POTTERY IN THE EAST MIDLANDS & EAST ANGLIA
Edited by T.S. Martin & C.R. Wallace on behalf of The Study Group for Roman Pottery, East Midlands & Anglia Regional Group October 1997; selectively revised 2002
APPENDIX 1: ABOUT FUNDING
Many of the themes identified above would make good thesis projects, although much of the necessary expertise and knowledge of the material lies with the existing pottery specialists, either self employed or attached to field units and other institutions. This leads us to the important problem of funding. Taking a pessimistic view, because of the constraints of market oriented unit archaeology, it is difficult to envisage developer funding being forthcoming for research projects. This might therefore mean that research themes will have to be tackled in post-graduate theses or simply in the spare time of pottery specialists. Or, taking a more optimistic line, will English Heritage be able to make funds available for experienced pottery workers to study such themes (cf. Greene 1992)? There is an overwhelming consensus within EMARPRG that unpublished work needs to be made widely available particularly where large sums have already been spent on the fieldwork and processing, and that there is a continued need for further research and publication of Roman pottery relating to the region. Moreover, funds should be available for this specific purpose (cf. HBMCE 1991, 33).
Helen Ashworth; Michael de Bootman; Peter Cheer; Maggi Darling; Barbara Precious; Pamela Greenwood; Mike Farley; Roy Friendship-Taylor; Ruth Leary; Gavin Lucas; Alice Lyons; T. Scott Martin; J. Rob Perrin; Richard Pollard; Jude Plouviez; Joyce Pullinger; Louise Rayner; Lindsay Rollo; Fiona Sealey; Anna Slowikowski; Vivien Swan; Cathy Tester; Colin Wallace; Jacqui Wells; Steven Willis; Charmian Woodfield; M. Woods.
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