Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies


IAMS Research Students

1 March 2017

The holder of the IAMS bursaries in archaeometallurgical studies are beginning to  work on their dissertations.


Alexander Agostini, a graduate from the University of Siena in Italy, won the Ronald F Tylecote bursary. His dissertation will focus on the metallurgy of iron objects in medieval Italy.
Alexander said: "I feel incredibly privileged and honored to have been awarded the Ronald F. Tylecote bursary from the Institute for Archaeo Metallurgical Studies. The bursary has offered me the unique opportunity to focus and further develop my skills in the field of  archaeometallurgy under the direction of a highly qualified academic staff, with direct laboratory experience. My goal is to acquire the necessary training that will help me pursue research at a higher level in this area. Being awarded such a bursary has been of key importance in allowing me to follow my passion for this field of studies, an opportunity which would not have been possible otherwise."

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Julia Montes Landa graduated from the Complutense University in Madrid, before receiving the IAMS Bursary in Archaeometallurgy. Her dissertation will focus on the characterisation of Iron Age metallurgical remains from Ampurias in Northeast Spain. Julia said: "Thanks to the IAMS bursary I have the opportunity to develop my passion for the archaeometallurgy during my masters' program and continue my training as a researcher. This bursary allows me to do what I like and enjoy. It is really exciting to learn everyday from all of the professionals that form the Institute. All the resources that are available to me make me feel really motivated with my studies. I am very privileged to use the scientific laboratory. This bursary makes my stay at the Institute of Archaeology one of the most rewarding experiences that I ever had."

For more information about funding for archaeometallurgy students, please check the IAMS website.