Non DAS Events


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 2021.


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 for 2020.


This Autumn, the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community launches an exciting new programme of online training, supporting skills for those working in ‘local history’ and beyond. Four sessions between September and November will cover the following topics.

  • Cartography and Mapping for Publication
  • Analysing Historic Settlement
  • Reading and Writing Historic Buildings
  • The National Archives, the Medieval State, Early Modern Litigation

All sessions are free but booking is essential.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – New perspectives on the medieval agricultural revolution

The latest research into medieval farming has produced the first direct evidence for the conditions in which cereals were grown and animals were kept. At this virtual conference, organised by the Feeding Anglo-Saxon England project (FeedSax), speakers will explore how the analysis of excavated plant and animal remains enables us to reconstruct farming regimes from across medieval England and beyond. 

This international conference will be an online event, with speakers presenting via video link on 7-8 December 2020. Everyone is welcome to participate from the comfort of their own computer, anywhere in the world. Click on the link above for more information.