Welcome to IARSS 2019

Cardiff University is proud to host the 22nd annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium 29 May – 1 June 2019!

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.

Papers will be presented in a 15-20 minute format divided into two sessions per day, complemented by the presentation of posters. Experts in the field will be chairing the panels, offering their wisdom and generating discussion.

The Later Prehistoric Finds Group is offering £100 cash prize to one finds-related paper presentation! 

Fun stuff:
Following tradition, we will be having a pub quiz and a field trip. 
We are still finalising the details, but here is the plan:

  • The pub quiz will be hosted at the Pen and Wig, the favourite watering hole for archaeology students and staff at Cardiff University.
  • 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! 

How to get involved:
We are accepting abstract submissions for paper and poster presentations beginning Monday, 21 January 2019. The deadline is 15 March 2019.

Registration is open to all postgraduate/postdoctoral researches interested in the Iron Age from anywhere in the world.


Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and register before 15 March! 

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