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.

We provide small grants for research and travel and have just launched an Anniversary Fund for larger projects.

The Society takes an active role in the conservation of metallurgical sites.

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