Research in Progress Meeting 2024

Important dates

01 September – Abstract submission and registration opens
01 October – Deadline for abstracts (there won’t be any extension!)
15 October – Announcement of abstracts decisions
01 November – Announcement of programme
18 November – Deadline for registration
20 November – Reminder with meeting details sent to participants
22 November – Research in Progress Meeting
25 November – Attendance certificates sent to presenters

Call for Papers

The Research in Progress Meeting 2024 of the Historical Metallurgy Society will take place online on Friday, 22nd of November. It provides a forum for everyone working on topics related to ancient and historical metallurgical practices, the past use of metal objects, and related fields. We are keen to learn more about your ongoing or recently finished projects! The meeting aims to foster links between the different disciplines and geographical regions. Therefore, we particularly encourage submissions from early career researchers, contract archaeologists/conservators, and colleagues from outside Europe. There will be an HMS prize for the best student presentation.

Abstracts (up to 200 words) can be submitted from until 1st of October via the submission form. Please note that there won’t be an extension of the submission deadline.

Presentations can be either 6 min or 15 min long (with time for questions added). We encourage all presenters to take full advantage of the flexibility a virtual event provides and present their project in a way that suits them and their project best. Pre-recorded contribution are possible but the presenter must be present in the meeting to answer any questions. Presentations will be scheduled in a way that considers the different presenter’s time zones.

The programme and any updates will be announced here and circulated by email. General enquiries can be directed to Thomas Rose ().

We are looking forward to seeing you in November!


Participation is free of charge. Please register for the event between 1st of September and 18th of November using the registration form. The link to the meeting room will be displayed once you successfully registered.

Code of conduct

All participants at the Research in Progress Meetings agree to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner and to ensure that all can enjoy a harassment-free event. The workshop organisers are dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, safe, friendly, and welcoming online meeting for all participants.

We do not tolerate disruptive or disrespectful behaviour, personal messages, images, or interactions by any participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of location.

Photography, video, recording or screen-captures of session content or presentations in any format are prohibited unless this right is granted on the slides of the respective presentation. We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender and/or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, if you notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately.

We value your attendance and want the Research in Progress Meeting 2024 to be a safe place for everybody.


Please write Thomas Rose for any inquiries about the meeting.