Iron in Archaeology: Bloomery Smelters and Blacksmiths in Europe and Beyond


Conference in honour of Radomír Pleiner
Tuesday 30th May to Thursday the 1st June 2017
Jiří Hošek on behalf of the Comité Pour la Sidérurgie Ancienne (CPSA)

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars involved in research on early ironworking and to share the newest results and experiences achieved in this field. Very welcome contributions are those informing about recently excavated bloomeries and smithies, about results of analyses of slags and iron artefacts, about new analytical methods developed, new trends and achieved results in experimental archaeometallurgy of iron etc. The conference is organised in honour of Radomír Pleiner in the 50th year of the CPSA.

The Historical Metallurgy Society is proud to be contributing to this event. As such two prizes sponsored by HMS will be awarded at this event for the best oral presentation and poster presentation by a student (or recent graduate within 12 months of graduation) at the meeting as chosen by those members of HMS Council present plus members of the conference scientific committee.

Call for papers details are available here

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