Conference Programme


6-10 July

Each day will feature a full programme of papers, each presented in a themed session by academics and practitioners from over 40 different countries. Take a look at our abstracts to see the topics that will be covered, and see our full programme to start planning your visit.


Full Conference Programme

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Programme Highlights


Thursday 6 July

Conference Opening Session

Join us on the morning of Thursday 6th April for the opening session of the conference. We will be joined by keynote speakers Travis Elborough and David Blockley. Click on the link below to discover more.

Keynote speakers


Friday 7 July

Optional extra: Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Friday 7th July at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten museums in the Ironbridge Gorge World Hertiage Site. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the museum after hours, and experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights and sounds of a recreated Victorian Town.

Please note: Bookings for the Conference Dinner are now full


Sunday 8 July

Afternoon Visits and Tours

Take an afternoon to enjoy the sights of Shropshire. Explore the bridges of the Gorge, discover the historical town of Shrewsbury or learn more about the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. With four visits to choose from, there is something for everyone.