Upcoming Meetings & Events

Non-members are welcome at all events, but reservation is discounted for members. For more information, see our Membership page or contact

We have two upcoming events:

11th-14th April 2024 Roman Archaeology Conference Session

17th May 2024: GlassWEAR: Glass in Jewellery

Roman Archaeology Conference, April 11th-14th

The AHG is hosting a session at the international Roman Archaeology Conference, a biennial event which is being held in 2024 at University College, London. Our session, titled ‘Riddles of the Sands: Untangling the Roman Glass Industry’ is focussing on production and trade in glass across the Roman world. More information, including the exact date and time of our session within the conference will be available in the New Year. Registration is open and can be accessed on the conference website. The line-up of speakers and subjects can be downloaded below:-

The Spring Meeting of the AHG, ‘GlassWEAR: Glass in Jewellery’ will be held at the St James the Less Centre, Thorndike St, Pimlico, London SW1V 2PS on Friday 17th May 2024. We welcome proposals for presentations (about 20 minutes) on any aspect of the use of glass in jewellery. Please send a title and abstract to

Past Meetings

Below are insights from past meetings, as well as programmes when available.

Members can also access recordings of past meetings, when available.

If you have photos from past meetings, please add them to our archives by emailing

New Reflections on Old Glass

November 18th 2023: This online meeting showcased latest research on a multitude of topics scanning the history of glass from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution.

Programme available.

Everything Old is New Again

March 31st and April 1st 2023: Took place in the School of Archaeology in Oxford, with the subtitle of ‘Recycling and Reuse in Ancient and Historical Glass’, talks ranged from the Bronze Age, through to the problem production of modern architectural glass through recycling. Talks were accompanied with a handling session of Early Medieval glass, a period that had been a real focus for the day.

Programme available.

Late Bronze Age Glass

April 29th and 30th 2022: : The Association for the History of Glass, in co-operation with the Griffith Institute, the School of Archaeology/University of Oxford and Bodleian Libraries, hosted two days of events at Oxford, which coincided with the opening of the exhibition ‘Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive’ at the Weston Library. 

Focusing on Late Bronze Age glass, events included lectures, a handling session at the Ashmolean Museum and a demonstration of ancient glass working. On Friday the 29th the ‘Study Day’ of presentations was followed by an early evening public lecture and reception. 

Programme avaliable.

English and Irish Drinking Glass 1640-1702
V&A Museum

Oct 6th 2022: The latter half of the 17th century was a period of material, technical and aesthetic development, which saw the vessel-glass industry in England and Ireland reach maturity. 

The V&A Museum in partnership with the Association for the History of Glass was delighted to host this conference which explored the evolving story of the birth of these sophisticated products a century before the ‘industrial revolution’ began. 

Programme avaliable.

Glass in the North
Vindolanda and Jarrow

May 21st and 22nd 2022:: ‘Glass in the North’, dedicated to the late Professor Jennifer Price, was themed around glass and glass production in the north of Britain. The event ran across two days, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May 2022 with Day One held at Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum and Day Two at Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum.

In addition to presentations, the days also involved glass handling sessions, visits and a conference dinner. There was a variety of speakers, ranging from archaeologists to artists based in, or active in research, in the north. 

Programme avaliable.