Institute of Archaeology


IAMS Summer School 2023

30 June 2023, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

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The 2023 IAMS Summer School will take place at the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 19-30 June.

Event Information

Open to







Dr Michael Charlton

Registration for the IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School is now open!

Please join us at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in London for two weeks of stimulating archaeometallurgy sessions, sponsored by the Institute for Archaeo-metallurgical Studies.

Leading experts will discuss a range of topics including mining, smelting, metalworking, field methods, and the analysis of metal objects.

Sessions will consist of topical lectures and case studies as well as artefact handling, technical demonstrations, and museum visits.  We will also take an excursion to Butser Ancient Farm for a weekend of experimental archaeometallurgy.  The course is intended for professionals, academics, students, and enthusiasts alike.

The summer school will run weekdays 19-30 June from 10am to 5pm. However we will also be running an optional weekend of experimental archaeometallurgy from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July.

Further details

Registration fees:

  • £250 per week
  • Two weeks: £400
  • Experimental weekend at Butser Ancient Farm (optional): £100

A small number of bursaries will be available to students in financial need.  To express an interest or request additional summers school details, please send an email to m.charlton@ucl.ac.uk.