Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies


Medieval Copper, Bronze, and Brass Conference 2014

15 May 2014–17 May 2014, 12:00 am–12:00 am


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Dinant and Namur, Belgium

This international conference, to be held in Dinant in Belgium, celebrates the rise of the copper alloy industry of Wallonia between the 12th-16th centuries and the impact it had on Medieval Europe. It is sure to be of great interest to any medieval and historical archaeologists and metallurgists.

This symposium will be hosted in Dinant, a town whose main medieval activity was focused on the production of copper and brass. The conference aim is to present current knowledge of not only the medieval products, techniques, workshops and labour force, but also to discuss the wider market and trade in these products. This symposium will present the research carried out in history and archaeology of materials as well as their scientific study.

The conference presentations will be in both French and English, with simultaneous translation offered at the venue.

Abstracts, in either English or French, are to be submitted to the conference scientific committee and should consist of a maximum of 2500 characters (including spaces). These should be submitted as word documents and include the title and contact details of the main author. 

For more details, please visit the conference website.