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Yorkshire IHS – AGM and Members’ Presentations

Swarthmore Education Centre 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds

Section AGM and Members Presentations If any member wishes to give a talk please let me know well in advance so that we can arrange the programme accordingly Phone: 01132…

Berkshire IAG – A history of Woodley

St Mary's Church Hall 14 Castle St, Reading RG1 7RD, Reading

Ann Smith, a respected local historian and editor of he recently published book 'A history of Woodley', will talk to us about this part of Berkshire now closely linked to…

Greater London IAS – The Mercenary River

The Gallery Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street, London

The History Of London's Water By Nick Higham   Talks are hybrid events, contact the organiser for the Zoom link ( The Gallery is through the archway and in the…

AIA Spring Tour 2023 – Portugal

Portugal Lisbon

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Tour 2023 is now open for booking. The tour starts in Lisbon and travels north via Covilhã (sometimes referred to as the…

Berkshire IAG – Whitchurch Silk Mill

St Mary's Church Hall 14 Castle St, Reading RG1 7RD, Reading

Deborah Wheelr, a members of the Whitchurch Silk Mill's volunteer talk team, will talk to us about the MIll which was built in 1813 on land belonging to Winchester Cathedral.…

4th East-West Workshop on Industrial Archaeology


International speakers Theme: The Archaeology of Technology Dr Alice Gorman also known as 'Dr Space Junk' is one of the leading experts in the field of space archaeology A speaker…


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…

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…


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.