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A comprehensive list detailing various conferences, which will be taking place over the next few months.

5th Annual conference of the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium (NEBARSS)

23-24.11.18, University of Manchester

Hosting talks by postgraduate and early career researchers within a friendly and relaxed environment.  A two-day event with keynote lectures by Dr Seren Griffiths, University of Central Lancaster and Catherine Rees, Co-Director of CR Archaeology. The conference extends a welcome to all those interested in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods. To be held at the University of Manchester on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th November 2018.
Early Bird Rate £10, then £12. To book Contact with any queries 

Heritage and Resources in Southeast England

24.11.18, Lewes
An interdisciplinary conference involving aspects of Geology, Archaeology and Local History. Speakers will include: Ken Brooks, Danielle Schreve, David Rudling, Simon Elliott, John Blackwell, Chris Hare, Geoff Turner, and David Shilston. Tickets: £25 to include a buffet lunch and refreshments. For further details and a booking form please email  

Society for Historical Archaeology 2019 Conference

09-12.01.2019, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri

The Society for Historical Archaeology will hold its 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology on 9th-12th January 2019.

2019 marks the 250th anniversary of St. Charles founding as “Les Petits Cotes” by fur trader Louis Blanchette.  In conjunction with the anniversary, the 2019 Conference theme, “Providing Opportunities for Students Through Education, Training and Experience” focuses on the wealth of history to be found in St. Charles where historic preservation is both alive and well! 

The SHA anticipates over 1,000 attendees at its 2019 Conference with more than 500 scholarly presentations. 

You are invited to participate in the 2019 Conference and exhibit in the SHA Book Room. 

Tables in the SHA Book Room will be assigned on a first come/first served basis.  The deadline for submission of Exhibitor Contracts is 2nd November 2018.  

Please contact the SHA at or 301-972-9684 with any questions on exhibiting at the conference.

Anne Mowbray Duchess of York, a 15th-Century plantaganet child burial from London

12.02.19, London

A forthcoming free public lecture at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London, W1, at 1pm by Bruce Watson. Space is limited so pre-booking online is recommended at later this year.

Current Archaeology Live! 2019

8.3.19 - 9.3.19, London

Current Archaeology's annual conference, focusing on the latest finds and ground-breaking research within archaeology, will be held at Senate House, London. The winners of the 2019 Current Archaeology Awards, as voted for by the public, will be announced at the Friday evening reception. 

For more information, visit, or call 020 8819 5580.

CBA West Midlands, News from the Past, The latest archaeological discoveries in the West Midlands

23.03.19, Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX

This year’s event includes keynote presentations from Helen Wass, High Speed Two Ltd, on ‘An overview of the HS2 Historic Environment Programme’ and Rob Early, WSP, on ‘The archaeology of HS2 in the West Midlands area’.  Other talks will include Mike Hodder on Sutton Bank, John Hunt on Berkswell Parish Church and Janine Young, National Trust West Midlands, on recent work in the West Midlands including at Attingham Park.

Members £15, non members £20

For further information visit

What is unique about Cornish buildings? 

22.03.19 - 23.03.19, Cornwall
Celebrating 50 years of the Cornish Buildings Group, the Group invites new and challenging paper submissions to explore and discuss the conference question. Some of the themes the conference will explore include Cornwall’s distinctive architectural style, indigenous building types and buildings stones; houses, churches, chapels and meeting houses, vernacular, agricultural, commercial and industrial buildings; follies, garden structures & coastal dwellings; What constitutes good distinctive design in town and streetscapes; heritage at risk and place-making. Tickets will be available from September. For more information visit  or email to reserve a place.

Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2019

22.03.19 - 24.03.19, University of Glasgow

Call for Papers and Posters. The Congress is open to all researchers to report current and recent research on any aspect of post-edieval/laterhistorical archaeology. No geographical focus and papers from around the world are welcome.

Contributors are asked to offer 15-minute papers or poster displays. Short organised sessions of up to six papers set around a particular research interest or theme also encouraged. Send proposals with a title and abstract of up to 150 words. Session proposals to additionally include a list of speakers. Send to by 17th December 2018.

UK Archaeological Sciences Conference, 2019

24-26.04.19, University of Manchester

The conference will take place in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), walking distance from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The Welcome Reception will be held at the Manchester Museum fossil gallery on the 24th April with some of Boyd Dawkins' faunal collections in the surrounding displays. The conference dinner will be held on the 26th April at Christies Bistro, based in the nearby old Science Library of Owens College. Further information available:

Berkshire Archaeological Society’s Conference

06.04.19, Wokingham

The conference will have ten specialist talks starting with prehistoric evidence found in quarries and on the banks of the Thames, through the Roman period with Professor Fulford talking on the Roman baths, Silchester and Dr Sara Machin discussing Nero’s brickworks. Paul Booth of Oxford Archaeology will offer his thoughts on eleven years of excavation on Roman Dorchester and on to Mediaeval Runnymede and the churchyard at St Mary’s, Wargrave, where the osteology of bodies shows they date fom the late Medieval to the 19th century. Held at The Cornerstone Hall, Wokingham, RG40 1UE from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. All welcome. Bring a packed lunch or local cafes available. Parking nearby. Entrance: £10. For further information contact:

Help create the biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay Battle of Waterloo

15-16.06.19, University of Glasgow

Glasgow will host the biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay the Battle of Waterloo.  Organisers are looking for war gamers, schoolchildren, members of the public, amateur artists, as well as military personnel and veterans to get involved in this massive undertaking. For the one off charity event, the University of Glasgow will be joining forces with Waterloo Uncovered.  The charity, Waterloo Uncovered, has been excavating on the Waterloo battlefield since 2015, using a team of professional archaeologists working alongside veterans and serving personnel, many of whom suffer from a range of physical and mental injuries as a result of their service, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 
Members of the public can volunteer to take part in a massive painting club in the months leading up to the war game.  For further information:

Surrey in the Great War

20.07.19, Dorking Halls, Dorking

The big finale event, to mark the end of the active phase of the Surrey in the Great War (SGW) project, will be held on Saturday 20th July 2019. The day-long event will be held at Dorking Halls, Dorking, close to the centenary of Peace Day, 19 July 1919, which marked the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the official end of the First World War. Our project celebration will showcase all that we have achieved as part of the project, as well as featuring talks, project exhibitions, and displays from a variety of local history groups who have contributed to SGW. For further information tel: 01483 518737 or email:

The Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall 2019

20-28.07.19, Newcastle and Carlisle

The next Pilgrimage will run from 20 to 28 July, the first 4 days being based in Newcastle and the remainder in Carlisle. The Wall will be visited from South Shields on the North Sea to Maryport on the Solway. Pilgrims will travel in coaches between sites but there will be plenty of walking. We will be based at the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle for the first four nights and the County Hotel in Carlisle for the second four. The main themes of the tours will be the evidence for the building of the Wall and its later history in the third and fourth centuries. Eight experts in Hadrian's Wall will undertake the guiding. 

The registration fee for participation will be approx. £410 per person.

For booking contact: Ian Caruana, 10 Peter Street, Carlisle CA3 8QP. Tel 01228 544 120. Email:

Please enquire for options for accommodation, if required.

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