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4th East-West Workshop on Industrial Archaeology


The Archaeology of Technology From underground to outer space, from the 14th to the 21st century, the 4th E-W Workshop on Industrial Archaeology explores the interlinkages of archaeology, technology, science…


EERIAC – 2023

Chelmsford Museum Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford

East of England Region Industrial Archaeology Conference EERIAC is held once a year and rotates round the region. In 2023 it is the turn of the Essex Industrial Archaeology Group…

Cambridge IAG – Can you ever have enough Pye?

Cambridge Museum of Technology The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge

Our June speaker is Dr Mike Kemp, one of the creators of Cambridge Museum of Technology’s current exhibition, Radio Enters the Home. The talk traces the development of radio, broadcasting…

EMIAC 99 – East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference

The Gasworks Sudbury School Lane, Sudbury, Derbyshire

The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. Our first Industrial Heritage Day was held in 1970 with the idea of enabling…


Festival of Archaeology at Ironbridge

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford

Sponsored by the AIA Join us in Coalbrookdale for this special one day event that aims to celebrate the fantastic world of archaeology. We have invited a range of local…

AIA 50th Anniversary Conference

University of Bath Claverton Down, Bath

Now open for booking The programme is as follows: Friday – Young Members Board Seminar, Evening Reception Saturday – Celebration of the work of the AIA nationally & internationally, Award…

The AIA organises a number of events each year:

Usually in Spring, is the AIA Practical Day (or weekend). Formerly known as the ‘Affiliated Societies’ event or the ‘Ironbridge Weekend’ it is open to everyone. The day is usually devoted to a particular topic or theme and engenders much useful discussion and debate. It is a particularly informal and sociable event, often with related study visits.

Normally in May we organise a week-long overseas Field Visit

In the summer each year the Annual Conference takes place in a different venue somewhere in the UK. We look at local industrial archaeology and history through lectures and visits. Whilst the main conference is over a weekend, there are also continuing events into the following week for those wishing to spend longer in the area.

Normally during the Conference weekend the Association’s AGM takes place and the Annual Rolt Memorial Lecture is delivered.

The Conference is often preceded by a one day seminar and the theme is usually one of a national nature.

See more details of past Conferences and past Practical Days.