Meetings and Events

The Society holds a number of meetings throughout the year. The Annual General Meeting is usually held in different part of the UK in May or June each year. Visits and fieldtrips form a part of many of our events and these cover a range of different activities from visiting mines, to the remains of furnaces or workshops, visiting working mills, seeing live metallurgy experiments or even going behind the scenes of museums or exhibitions. In the autumn the Research in Progress meeting provides a forum for the presentation of current, usually unpublished research. At these meeting there is an award for the best student presentation by a current or recent student (within 12 months of graduating).

HMS also manages a list of events that might be of interest to our members.

Our Next Meetings

Other Related Events

The Historical Metallurgy Society maintains a list of events that may be of interest to our members. Below are the events that we have heard about but if there are events we should be aware of or if you want your metallurgy related event listed please contact our events officer.

The World of Iron at 10

6th – 10th November 2023

The British Institute in Eastern Africa. Nairobi, Kenya

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 Archaeometallurgy in Europe 2024

11th – 14th June 2024

Falun, Sweden

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The Science of Metals and its Role in UK Heritage
Roman and Early Medieval Alloys Defined (REMADE)

Hybrid Day Conference
Tuesday 12th September 2023, 10.00 – 16.30
University of Reading

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Past HMS Events

Below is a time line of past events. Details can be found by clicking on the title, this includes where possible the programme, abstract book, reviews and photos. If you have any information or photographs for any of our past events feel free to email them to the HMS web team.