Non DAS Events


The Arkwright Society returns for their 7th Industrial Revolution Conference on Saturday 13th November via Zoom. The Industrial Revolution Conference is an annual event with a diverse range of topics and expert speakers.

This year, leading academics will discuss what triggered and sustained innovation in the first Industrial Revolution, with one talk focusing on modern entrepreneurship as a point of comparison. 

Professor Joel Mokyr,   ‘Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution:  A Neglected Nexus’.
Professor Emeritus John Styles   ‘Re-fashioning Industrial Revolution: Fibres, Fashion and Technical Innovation in British Cotton Textiles, 1630-1780’.
Dr Gill Cookson,   Innovation in the Time of Arkwright.
Dr Karolina Hutkova,  London School of Economics  The English East India Company’s Silk Enterprise in Bengal1750–1850
Professor Simon Mosey,  Building a legacy of ingenuity through entrepreneurial organisations.

Tickets are priced at £20. Book your place at


Due to the pandemic  Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2021 was an online event via the Demio webinar platform. The 2021 edition of ACID (Archaeology and Conservation in Derbyshire) magazine is also now available online – click here – and  printed copies can be collected from the DAS Library.

Click here to watch recording of Day 1

  • Excavation at Staunton Lane End Cottage, Ticknall– Sue Brown (Ticknall Archaeological Research Group)
  • Sadler Bridge Studios, Bold Lane, Derby. Activity at the fringe of medieval Derby-Richard Gregory (Oxford Archaeology North)
  • Investigations at Dovecliff Weir, Egginton-Kris Krawiec (Trent and Peak Archaeology)
  • Repairing two Bronze Age barrows in the Peak District after a moorland fire– Guy Salkeld (MoD)
  • Navio Roman Fort – excavations at the vicus – Reuben Thorpe and Tom Parker (Archaeological Research Services)

Click here to watch recording of Day 2 

  • Delving into stone mines on Cracken Edge– Elin Price
  • Insights into historic buildings in Derbyshire and the Peak District– Matt Hurford (Hurford Archaeology)
  • Excavations at Swarkestone Windmill-Helen Daniel (TVAS North Midlands)
  • Monastic Granges of Derbyshire– Sue Woore


The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference is held every six months at different locations around the region – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. The conferences are organised in turn by county I.A. societies and specialist groups.

Two conferences were planned for 2020, at Matlock Bath in May on the topic of metal mining in the Peak District, and in October at Roade in Northamptonshire on railways. Both of these have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is hoped they can be re-arranged for 2022.


The East Midlands group of the Council for British Archaeology organises meetings and seminars across the region, but again these have had to be cancelled .