The Historical Metallurgy Society is a dynamic and exciting international forum for the exchange of information and research in historical metallurgy. For over forty years we have covered all aspects of the history of metals and associated materials from prehistory to the present. Our members' interests range from processes and production through technology and economics to archaeology and conservation.
The Society holds several conferences and meetings each year which showcase the latest research, and explore a wide range of metallurgical landscapes and locations. Members receive a scholarly journal and a newsletter.
The Society's datasheets provide practical help to those excavating and recording the archaeological remains of early metalworking.
The Society takes an active role in the conservation of metallurgical sites.
This international academic conference is the culmination of a series of events marking the 50th Anniversary of the Historical Metallurgy Society and will provide a high-level 'state of the art' profile of current and future developments in the various disciplines which HMS represents.
The four themes of this meeting are: