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 metallugical 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.
We provide small grants for research and travel.
The Society takes an active role in the conservation of metallurgical sites.
Enquiries other than membership should be addressed, preferably by email, to the Honorary General Secretary, David Cranstone:
As the Society is a Company limited by guarantee (No 1442508), every member has a liability, in the event of the Society having to be wound up, of £1 (one pound sterling). The Society's registered address is 1, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 5DB. The Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd. is a registered U.K. Charity (Number 279314).