Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy 2.0

HMS AGM 

Summer Meeting

MII HMS 2020
5th-8th June 2020
Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the hugely successful experimental conference at West Dean in 2010, and the subsequent volume of the same name, the Historical Metallurgy Society would like to invite submissions for both practical metallurgical experiments and oral presentations to be held over a two-and-a-half-day event at the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset in June 2020. We would welcome submissions from smelters, casters, smiths and related craftspeople.

Accommodation will be provided on site with the rare opportunity to sleep in a Viking Age longhouse. There will also be an area to camp close to the activities. There are additional accommodation/pubs and eateries available in the local village. Transport from the train station can also be arranged. A ‘conference dinner’ will be available on-site and from 12pm on the Sunday, our activities will be open to visitors.

At this initial stage, please send your proposals for experimentation (with clear details of your experiment and its requirements) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline is the 1st of November 2019.

Call of Papers (oral presentations) will follow on shortly.

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