3rd - 5th October 2014
City Hall, Malthouse Lane,
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU
The 2014 annual conference is timed to coincide with commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War – “The Great War” of its generation. Salisbury has been chosen as the venue because of its convenient location for many military museums, two of them associated with weapons inconceivable without metals, the Bovington Tank Museum, and the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. Sunday 5th Oct will be available for Museum Visits. Salisbury City Hall is itself a Memorial Hall for the Second World War.
The scope of the conference is not limited to any particular historical or pre-historical period. Although any relevant contribution will be considered, the organisers are particularly hoping for papers on the following themes:
• Developments in metallurgy arising from particular military needs
• Developments in weapons or military organisation arising from metallurgical innovation
• Developments in the organisation and management of metal/metal artefact production required as a result of urgent military demands
Offers of papers or posters are welcome on any of these themes.
There will be facilities available for posters and time will be allocated for a poster session. The maximum size for posters is A0 (841 x 1189mm – upright/portrait format).
Alternatively you can send abstracts by mail to:
Eddie Birch, 1 Fields End, Oxspring, Sheffield, S36 8WH
Online payment HERE