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

*Any events posted on here are subject to change - please contact the event organisers with any queries

Peak District Mines Historical Society EMIAC 98 - 18th and 19th Century Metal Mining in the Peak District

2nd May 2020, Peak District Lead Mining Museum, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR

Conference Programme

9.00am - 10.00am Registration and looking around the museum
10.00am - 12.20pm Four speakers:
- Lynn Willies: ‘Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Lead Mining in the Peak: An Overview’.
- John Barnatt: ‘Excavating 18th and 19th Century Steam Engine Houses at Peak District Mines’
- Adam Russell: ‘Setting the Record Straight - Three Derbyshire Case Studies for the Use
of Underground Exploration in Advancing Knowledge about Mines’
-  Richard Shaw and John Barnatt: ‘Diving to Depth at Deep Ecton Mine – 2019 Discoveries made using Submersibles to Explore the 300m of Flooded Workings at One of the Richest Copper Mines in Britain in the 18th Century’
12.20pm -12.40pm Society reports and invitation to the next event
12.40pm - 1.50pm Lunch
1.50pm - 2.30pm Travel to Magpie Mine

The 23rd Annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium

3rd - 4th June, via Zoom

Anyone interested in the Iron Age? IARSS2020 (Manchester) will happen online as a virtual conference, thanks to some imaginative and creative PhD students: Emma, Matt, Jane and CJ. Propose a paper at: (and see updates at:
and register here (for free!) at:

Booking form (857.2K, .PDF)
Booking form

Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference

26 to 30 August 2020, London

The Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference will be held in London next year from 26th-30th August 2020. The theme is ‘Futures’ which aims to engage with the aims of heritage to address the concerns of future generations. 

Sub-themes are: 

  • Arts and Creative Practice
  • Future Policies and Politics of Heritage
  • Environmental Change and the Anthropocene
  • Digital Futures in and for Heritage
  • Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritages
  • Urban heritage futures
  • Future Methods and Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
  • Future Landscapes of Heritage
  • The Future Museum: Collections and Collecting
  • Heritage and time
  • The Futures of Heritage
  • Mobilities and Migration
  • Open sub-theme

Details can be found here:

Scadbury Manor Open Weekend

Orpington and District Archaeological Society, Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 September 2020

Follow a self-guided trail around the moated manor. See the excavations, Tudor kitchen foundations, World War II defences. Visit the refreshments, bookstall, exhibition. 

CBA South Midlands: Recent Archaeology in Northants Conference

Sunday 18 October 

Further details TBC

Roman Finds Group: New Research on Finds from Roman Scotland and the North


Our 2020 spring conference is to be held in association with Historic Environment Scotland. It will be a two-day conference from early afternoon on Friday 3rd April until late afternoon on Saturday 4th April in the Kelvin Hall lecture theatre, University of Glasgow. The meeting is being organised jointly by Stephen Greep, Chairman and meetings co-ordinator, Roman Finds Group and Louisa Campbell of the University of Glasgow. RFG are grateful for the support given to arrangements for the meeting by The University of Glasgow and Historic Environment Scotland.

There are five sessions of papers, with seventeen illustrated talks, on various aspects of finds from recent work in Scotland and the north. The Roman Finds Group AGM will be held immediately before lunch on day two. After the Keynote lecture on Day 1 we will make our way to the Hunterian Museum (approx. 15-minute walk) for a private viewing led by Professor Lawrence Keppie, followed by a pre-dinner drinks reception courtesy of Steph Scholten, Director of the Hunterian.

Please note that numbers will be restricted so you are advised to book early. The cost of the meeting is the same as our two day meetings over the last four years: £40 for fully paid up RFG members, £30 for students, £48 non-members and a £25 day rate (students £20).

What’s included?
• Access to all conference sessions, finds and poster viewings.
• Teas and coffees as in the programme.
• Free Access to the Hunterian Museum.
• Private viewing of “The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier” exhibition in the Hunterian Museum on the Friday evening after the Museum has closed to the public.
• Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception held at the Hunterian Museum on the Friday evening.
• Subsidised pre-conference guided tour of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Further details can be found on the attached flyer and at our website here:

Tintagel in Late Antiquity - Recent Excavations and Research


This is a two-day conference organised by English Heritage at Truro College, Cornwall, followed by a half-day field trip to Tintagel Castle.

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, is a site of international importance thanks to the remarkable archaeological evidence for a citadel and trading port in Late Antiquity. This conference will draw together the results of a major four-year research project, which included the first excavations since those by Glasgow University in the 1990s.

The conference papers will present results of the Tintagel Castle Archaeological Research Project. Speakers will include archaeologists from English Heritage, Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Historic England and several universities.

We have kept the ticket price as low as possible: it includes the conference fee and refreshments. There will be a social event on the Thursday night (with a reasonable additional cost) if you'd like to come.

Do make use of Visit Truro, or any other website, to book your own accommodation:

To book tickets for the conference please use this link:

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