IARSS 2020


The Iron Age Research Student Symposium is over for this year!

We would like to say a big thank you to all of our speakers, our Keynote and our ECRs as well as all the people who attended the virtual conference – it wouldn’t have been this successful without you!


The 24th annual IARSS conference will be hosted by the University of Liverpool in 2021

And we are delighted that IARSS is staying in the North West and can’t wait to hopefully visit in-person our lovely Scouse neighbours at next years conference!


Gallery of our delegates’ brilliant and vibrant Iron Age Roundhouses:


IARSS with a twist: VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!


Iron Age Research Student Symposium 2020

When: 3rd – 4th June 2020

Where: via Zoom

Hosts: University of Manchester

We look forward to seeing you all in June 2020 for a virtual gathering!




Manchester Centre for Archaeology and Egyptology

The Manchester Centre for Archaeology and Egyptology is excited to host – for the first time in IARSS history – the 23rd annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium at the University of Manchester from Wednesday 3rd June to Friday 5th June 2020, with an Iron Age Landscape Studies field trip to Mam Tor hillfort and Gardom’s Edge in the Peak District on Saturday 6th June!


Important Notice:

Due to the current Coronavirus (CoVID-19) pandemic, we have made the decision to move this year’s IARSS conference to a virtual format. We know how important it is for postgraduates to present their research and ideas to the scholarly community, and we recognise the role of IARSS in providing an informal and sociable platform to do just this. As such, we were determined not to postpone the conference and presenting IARSS 2020 as “A Conference with a Twist” has allowed for the innovative research within Iron Age studies to be shared this year as in previous years.

It is the hope of the IARSS 2020 Organising Committee that we can present this new digital format as a sustainable and flexible model for future conferences to ensure that we keep our research community active and continue to meet to share in our interest and passion for archaeology.


This year’s logo is based on the Iron Age neck-ring or torc from Burnley, Lancashire, which can be found as a feature of the prehistoric collection at the Manchester Museum.

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