Booking for the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s Annual Conference is now open. This year’s event will be based at Liverpool Hope University and will run from the 21st to the 26th August. The Conference is being organised in conjunction with an enthusiastic local team from the Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society led by Anna Alexander and Malcolm Verity.
The programme will commence on Friday with a seminar organised by Marilyn Palmer and Mike Nevell, on the topic of “The effect of climate change on heritage sites”.
The formal conference begins on Friday evening, with an overview lecture on the Industrial Archaeology of Merseyside. On Saturday there will be four lectures on local industrial archaeology and heritage sites in the morning followed, after lunch, by the presentations from and to the Association’s award winners. On Sunday evening there will be an opportunity for members’ contributions.
On Sunday there will be the AGM followed by the Rolt lecture. This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Cassie Newland of Bath University on the subject of “International landscapes of cable telegraphy”.
On Sunday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday there will be a choice of coach trips to sites of IA interest. There will be an evening lecture on Monday and on Tuesday evening there will be a visit to the iconic Liver Building, which will include refreshment. Please note that the AIA runs a bursary for student places at the conference.
To read full details of the Conference download the programme and booking form from the AIA website here: