Welcome to IARSS 2019

IARSS 2019 has ended. The 23rd annual Symposium will be hosted in 2020 by University of Manchester!

The Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS) is an annual event for researchers studying the Iron Age. Whether you are presenting or spectating, IARSS provides a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers, meet esteemed experts and learn about the latest and greatest in Iron Age research.

This year’s event is organised and hosted by postgraduate students from Cardiff University’s Archaeology department from the 29th of May to the 1st of June.

The conference will kick off Wednesday 29 May with a keynote talk and dinner.

Keynote dinner will be held at The Stable in Cardiff city centre. Click here to view the menu.

Student presentations are held Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May. This year we are having a Posters and Prosecco session on Friday in memory of Catherine Holtham-Oakley, a dear friend, dedicated archaeologist and organiser of IARSS 2018.

Following tradition, we will be having a pub quiz and a field trip. 

  • The pub quiz will be hosted at the Pen and Wig, the favourite watering hole for archaeology students and staff at Cardiff University Thursday 30th May.
  • On Saturday, 1st June, we will have a field trip Caerau Iron Age hillfort led by Dr. Oliver Davis of Cardiff University.
  • Afterwards we will stop at St. Fagans National Museum of History. St Fagans has recently undergone a substantial renovation including a new venue for workshops (courses include spoon carving, lambing, textile making and more). There is a reconstruction of the double roundhouse at Bryn Eryr that offers great photo ops! 

See Programme for more detailed schedule of events. 

Bryn Eryr double roundhouse at St. Fagan’s, which inspired our logo!