SMA Conference

Society for Medieval Archaeology and the Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Conference: Artefacts, Landscapes and Collaborative Research


We are delighted to announce this year’s conference, hosted jointly by the Society for Medieval Archaeology and the Portable Antiquities Scheme,  taking place at the British Museum, London, on Saturday 21st September 2024.

The Vale of York Hoard, a Viking mixed hoard discovered by a metal detectorist. PAS record number SWYOR-AECB53. Image: Yorkshire Museum.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers confirmed for the day, with keynote lectures given by:

Our other speakers are:

The conference welcome and closing remarks will be given by the Society’s President Oliver Creighton and Honorary Secretary Michael Lewis.

We also welcome posters on research related to the conference theme.


Tickets cost £20 for members of the Society for Medieval Archaeology and £45 for non-members. Further details and booking information can be found on our Eventbrite booking page.

At 7pm on the day before (Friday 20 September) there will also be an optional tour of the British Museum’s medieval galleries (details will be available through the Eventbrite link above). The full conference programme is available here: Conference 2024 Programme


Details of previous conferences can be found here.