Call for Papers: ERIH Annual Conference 2021

This year’s annual European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) Conference is looking at the impact of the global pandemic on industrial heritage in Europe. The theme for this year’s get together is “RESILIENCE – How industrial heritage sites accepted the pandemic challenge and survived the crisis “. Some of the questions that this year’s conference…

EERIAC 2021 – First post-lockdown physical IA Conference announced

What may well be the first in-person regional industrial archaeology conference since lockdown has been announced by the Cambridgeshire Industrial Archaeology Society. The East of England Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference (EERIAC 2021) will take place on Saturday 3rd July, in The Pye Building, Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge. The conference fee is £15…

New Publication on Glassmaking in the Weald

A new publication from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit, ‘Glassmaking in the Weald: Survey, excavation and scientific analysis 2010-2018′ by David Dungworth, Colin Clark, Paul Linford, Tom Munnery, Sarah Paynter and Rob Poulton, provides the first comprehensive review of this important industry to be published for over 50 years. Supported by Historic England, nineteen of…

AIA e-News Bulletin for April 2021

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what the AIA has been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think the AIA should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch here Industrial Archaeology e-News…

IHSO Update for January to March 2021

At the beginning of January 2021, a third national lockdown across Britain was announced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This saw all industrial archaeology and heritage sites closed again and many staff put back into furlough. Nevertheless, the IHSO project has continued its online roll-out of regional meetings with zoom seminars for the Cornwall and…

Historic England Industrial Heritage Consultation

Historic England are asking the public what they think the priorities should be for managing England’s industrial heritage. In order to do this they are consulting on their draft Industrial Heritage Strategy which can be found, together with details on how to respond, here: https://historicengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/consultations/guidance-open-for-consultation/ The Strategy sets out the key priorities for England’s internationally…

Free Industrial Heritage Webinar January 2021

Historic England will be running a third free industrial heritage webinar on Thursday 21 January 2021 between 1300 and 1400. This webinar will look at the identification, assessment, and recording of industrial heritage sites through the planning process in England, as well as considering potential public benefits arising from such work. The speakers will be…

Elsecar’s Industrial Heritage Gets New Protection

As part of the work in the Elsecar Heritage Action Zone (a three year partnership project with Barnsley Museums), Historic England has just announced the designation and up-grading of 16 sites by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The six new sites include the former Elsecar ironworks, which produced plating for HMS Warrior,…

AIA E-News Bulletin Out for October 2020

The latest e-news bulletin from the AIA is out with short articles on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK industrial heritage sector; Rebuilding Heritage grant fund; AIA planning news; AIA restoration grants; top endangered Victorian sites for 2020; the campaign to save Dorman Long Tower; bid to raise £8m to restore Scottish Flax mill;…

Heritage Emergency Fund supports hundreds of organisations across the UK

The NHLF has announced that the Heritage Emergency Fund has helped more than 950 heritage organisations across the UK to cope with the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In total, 961 grants were awarded worth £49.8million to help the heritage community support staff, cover essential maintenance and utility costs, and prepare to safely reopen….