2016

2015

Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
1st December, Birmingham

Joint Seminar with Kayleigh Fuller ‘The Staffordshire Hoard: Further Discoveries’

HMS Research in Progress Meeting
13th November Brunel University, London

Oral Presentation ‘The analysis of the silver from the Staffordshire Hoard.’

Lichfield Science and Engineering group
21st of October at Aston Wood Gold Course, near Lichfield

Short lecture ‘Short after dinner lecture given on the ‘Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’

European Association of Archaeologists
2nd to 5th of September held in Glasgow

Oral Presentation ‘The underlying truth: Analysis of the gold from the Staffordshire Hoard using both XRF and SEM-EDX’ Presented in session SA1

Oral Presentation ‘The secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths: The latest results from the analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard’ Presented in session SA13

Archaeometallurgy in Europe Conference
1st to 3rd of June held in Madrid

Oral Presentation ‘The Staffordshire Hoard: Choices of metal composition and the underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’

Institute of Archaeology/ British Museum medieval seminar
5th of May

Seminar on the ‘Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’

Friends of Cromer Museum and The Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society
6th of March in Cromer and 7th of March 2015 in Norwich

Seminar on the ‘Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’ at two venues on two days.

Metallurgy and Materials Department, Birmingham University
29th Jan 2015 in Birmingham

Joint presentation with Pieta Greaves on ‘The conservation and research of the Staffordshire Hoard.’

2014

HMS Research in Progress
14th November Oxford 2014

Poster Presentation ‘Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths: Results from the enrichment study of Staffordshire Hoard objects.’

Historical Metallurgy Society AGM Personal Adornment conference
31st May- 1st June 2014 at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Oral Presentation ‘Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths: Results from the enrichment study of Staffordshire Hoard objects.’

The Vikings revealed by science,
17th May 2014, The British Museum

Oral Presentation

2013

Sedgeford Seminar
6th August 2013, Sedgeford

Seminar ‘Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths: Results from the pilot study of Staffordshire Hoard objects.’

Historical Metallurgy AGM - HMS 50th Anniversary Conference
14th-16th June 2013 at Friends House in London

Oral Presentation ‘Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths: Results from the pilot study of Staffordshire Hoard objects.’

2012

Craft and People
1st-2nd November 2012, held at the British Museum

Poster Presentation  ‘Manufacture and Life Cycle of an Iron Knife’

2011

IfA Annual Conference
13th April 2011, Reading

Oral Presentation  ‘Metallographic Analysis of Iron Objects’

2010

Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting
10th November 2010, London

Oral Presentation  ‘Iron technology in Anglo-Saxon England, a glimpse at Early Medieval society through the analysis of iron knives’

Sedgeford Seminar
9th August 2010, Sedgeford

Seminar ‘Cutting Edge of Technology: Iron knives in Anglo-Saxon Britain.’

2009

ArchaeoMetallurgy Conference
10th-12th November 2009 Bradford, UK

Oral Presentation ‘Craft specialisation and the manufacture and use of iron knives in Viking Dublin, Ireland.’ Authors Eleanor Blakelock, Gerry McDonnell, Jennifer Mulrooney and Patrick Wallace)

Poster Presentation ‘Reconstructing the blacksmithing landscape: Results from a comprehensive and integrated analytical program.’ Authors Eleanor Blakelock, Gerry McDonnell, Sam Rubinson, Nic Chabot, Allan Daoust and Ann Clark

A Celebration of Irons: Production and Uses
24th October 2009 Lincoln, UK

Oral Presentation ‘The production of iron knives. A basic introduction for Early Medieval archaeologists.’

UK Archaeological Science Conference
7th-11th September 2009 Nottingham, UK

Poster Presentation ‘Early Medieval knife manufacture in Britain: a comparison between urban and rural settlements.’

Poster Presentation ‘Reconstructing the blacksmithing landscape: Results from a comprehensive and integrated analytical program.’ Authors Eleanor Blakelock, Gerry McDonnell, Sam Rubinson, Nic Chabot, Allan Daoust and Ann Clark)

IAMS Chinese Summer School
20th-30th July 2009 Beijing, China

Lecture: Introduction to Metallographic Analysis. Provided basic introduction to the techniques of metallographic analysis, the manufacture of iron objects and the results from current PhD research on Early Medieval knives

Demonstrator for Workshop Archaeometallurgical Evidence. Demonstrated for Gill Juleff’s workshop for identifying archaeometallurgical debris and where it fits in to the metallurgical process.

Historical Metallurgy Society Urban Archaeometallurgy Meeting
21st February 2009 London, UK

Oral Presentation ‘Iron specialisation in early medieval urban settlements

World of Iron Conference
16th-20th February 2009 London, UK

Oral Presentation  ‘Slag Included: Slag inclusions Research on Iron Age Artefacts from the Near East.’ Joint Authored Harald A. Veldhuijzen & Eleanor Blakelock

Poster Presentation ‘Reconstructing the blacksmithing landscape: Results from a comprehensive and integrated analytical program.’ Authors Eleanor Blakelock, Gerry McDonnell, Sam Rubinson, Nic Chabot, Allan Daoust and Ann Clark

Poster Presentation ‘Slag Inclusions and the Quest for Provenance: Analysis of Slag and Slag Inclusions from Iron Smelting Experiments.’

2008

Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting
29th November 2008 Cardiff

Oral Presentation  ‘Analysis of iron knives from Early Medieval Period, preliminary results’

Early Iron in Europe: Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval Iron Production
8th-12th September 2008 Huttenburg, Austria

Oral Presentation ‘Manufacture and use of iron knives from Viking Dublin, Ireland.’

Oral Presentation ‘Slag Included: Slag inclusions Research on Iron Age Artefacts from the Near East.’ Joint Authored by Harald A. Veldhuijzen & Eleanor Blakelock

Poster Presentation ‘Slag Inclusions and the Quest for Provenance: Analysis of Slag and Slag Inclusions from Iron Smelting Experiments.’

Poster Presentation ‘X-Radiography of Iron Knives.’

37th International Symposium on Archaeometry
12th-16th May 2008 Sienna, Italy

Oral Presentation ‘Slag inclusion, smelting site exclusion? The provenancing to different production site origins of early first millenium BC iron artefacts from the Near East through the analysis of slag inclusions.’ Joint paper Harald A. Veldhuijzen & Eleanor Blakelock.

Poster Presentation  ‘Slag Inclusions and the Quest for Provenance: Analysis of Slag and Slag Inclusions from Iron Smelting Experiments.’ Which won the Riccardo Francovich prize for Best PhD Student Poster.