Power and Control over Metallurgy Production 


Summer Meeting

Saturday 8th June 2019
Reading Town Hall

Eleanor Blakelock


This meeting will explore how metal production was controlled in different societies, in the UK and further afield. The plan is to explore control in a range of periods, including how the Roman military controlled iron production in the UK and beyond, the Anglo-Saxon elites control and use of precious metals in Anglo-Saxon workshops and even exploring Chinese control over iron production during the Warring States period.

The venue for the meeting is Reading, which had one of the richest monasteries with a royal connection and the museum has a display of finds from nearby Silchester. The meeting will be held in the Victorian Town Hall.

A link to the programme is provided here

The registration fee is £35 for members and £45 for non-HMS members includes all tea/coffee breaks and lunch (£25 for all students). The HMS AGM is being held at 1pm and is free for all members, but please contact the organiser below in advance.

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