The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference holds Heritage Days every six months which are open to anyone with an interest in the subject. The first conference was held in 1970 with the intent of enabling industrial archaeologists in the East Midlands to meet in different locations to consider topics of mutual interest.

No formal organisation exists; the sponsoring bodies are:

Derbyshire Archaeological Society (DAS)
Leicestershire Industrial History Society (LIHS)
North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society (NEDIAS)
Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group (NIAG)
Railway and Canal Historical Society (RCHS), East Midlands Group
Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA)

A brief history of EMIAC and a summary list of past conferences are available.

An EMIAC Heritage Day (EMIAC 98) 18th & 19th Century Metal Mining in the Peak District was intended to be held in Matlock Bath on Saturday 2nd May 2020
organised by the
Peak District Mines Historical Society (PDHMS), but has been CANCELLED in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
It is hoped that this event can be rearranged for some future date.

An EMIAC Heritage Day was also planned to be held on Saturday 24th October 2020, but this has also been postponed.

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