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2018 Conference

Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research

The date for the third conference is 14th July 2018.  It will be held at the Rhodes Museum, Bishops Stortford.  Keep an eye on these pages for further updates.

Preliminary Programme

These are the papers we have confirmed so far:

Ross Lane, The Monks Graveyard; Finding a lost Abbot at the Abbey church and Cathedral of St Albans

Gary Marshall, Unearthing a WWII legacy, discovering Ashridge’s D-Day camp

Helen Gibson, Hugh Myddelton and the New River

Caroline Baigent, Peter Baigent, Peter Alley, Ruth Halliwell, Kris Lockyear and Jim West, From Bronze Age barrows to medieval windmills: surveys at Little Hadham

Richard Mortimer, The Early Iron Age Territorial Origins of the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dykes

Louise Bush, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon settlement and funerary remains at Hazel End, Bishop’s Stortford

Mark Landon, Some thoughts on Late Iron Age coin production in Hertfordshire

Matthew Jones, A Later Bronze Age- Early Iron Age Settlement and Prehistoric Precursor to Roman Ermine Street: Excavations at North Buntingford.

Call for papers

The Welwyn Archaeological Society and the Rhodes Museum, Bishops Stortford are pleased to announce the third Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research conference to be held at the Museum on July 14th 2018.

Papers will be 25 minutes long with five minutes for questions.  We are seeking papers on all aspects of archaeology in Hertfordshire — very broadly defined — from prehistoric to post-medieval including updated work on older projects.

If you would like to present at the conference, please send a short abstract (no more than half a side of A4, see Call for papers) to Kris Lockyear at

The committee of the Welwyn Archaeological Society will choose ten papers to create a varied programme.

Please indicate if you would be willing to present a poster should your paper not be one of the ten chosen.

Tables / display space will be available for heritage groups wishing to present their work.


The proceedings from the first conference are available from the University of Hertfordshire Press.




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