Supervisor meeting - 30th November 2020 - Coggle Diagram
Supervisor meeting - 30th November 2020
Stephen, Kate, Mark, Derek all present
I gave a 5 minute presentation at start of meeting, summarising stone sampling strategy to date
Roman Baths access to money pots restricted at present because of Covid
Roman Baths Foundation formed to take care of money donated. Does have research in foundation aims, so may be able to fund research but unlikely
Only BU money seems to be that provided for PGR transport/accommodation/flights etc.
Clear potential here but undesirable as need money to travel in third year? Is this money cumulative or does it disappear if not used in the year allocated?
Recommended to apply for money pots of local societies, e.g. Somerset Nat Arch Hist, or perhaps BGAS or BACAS
Stephen asked that the diagram of periods have periods be equated between structures so as to be less confusing
What happens if HE rejects proposal? Could strategy be implemented purely using ex-situ stone?
Otherwise generally positive
Stone sampling process
Stephen will get in touch with Mel from regional HE, to start conversation over applying for permissions
Prepare resume for Mel detailing work and progress (and value!) and meet with her at the Roman Baths to talk over and explain the sampling with her
It may be that Mel deems the work to be relatively unobtrusive, and thus it may not even need a formal application
Probably will require application for in-situ sampling, however
Must also be prepared in case application rejected altogether
Tailor selection of specific stones to minimise damage and smooth route of application
If she agrees, formal application will then be drawn up and submitted detailing sampling
Funding can then be secured and Cliveden booked
Cliveden will probably need a couple of weeks to get sorted, but should complete sampling within only a couple of days
Discussed data management plan
Following ADS guidelines, Dublin Core standard and using ADS templates
Kate linked a library guide on DMP aimed more at early career researchers, but go through it and implement findings
Follow up Fabio email
Contact Bordar to see what they recommend with R data management and storage
Plans up to Christmas
Finish and submit CBM chapter
Finish and submit data management plan
Complete CBM analysis at the Roman Baths
Pixash component may have to wait until after Christmas
Hopefully have progress with stone sampling prior to Christmas
Discussed analysis of Baths CBM as a whole
Susan has estimated that the roof of the Great Bath would have needed in the order of 22000 bricks (including hollow voussoirs, roof tiles, rib tiles etc.)
How much clay would this need? How many kiln loads and firings? How much timber or coal would be needed for fuel?
Could separate workshops produce tiles to specific dimensions to allow for a single construction without any problems?
Will this be confirmed by analysis of CBM from Bath?
Doesn't seem to be creation of a new plan of the Great Baths roof going on at all
Absolute figures are perhaps not important, but relative figures would be useful to compare with those from other sites in Britain and in Europe, and might also be useful to compare with Morris's estimations of stone volume needed for Roman Bath walled area
Must email Susan to arrange visit and dates of analysis
Also ask her about early tiles from base of reservoir
Double-check her estimate of 22,000 bricks used in Roman Baths
Discussed kiln site at Wick
Stephen liked idea of pursuing that
Will visit site and collect stuff from the topsoil
Stephen also recommended perhaps contacting Bath Scientific and Literary collections to see if any material may perhaps have ended up there