2022 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Glass in recognition of the potential of glass to help build a fairer, more equitable and planet-friendly society in line with the UN's future priorities. But as part of this we also recognise its past and the importance of its history in enabling us to understand how we have reached this point and how we might move forward to achieve the shared goals. This part of the website announces some of the planned IYOG2022 activities which aim to address this rich history. We do hope you will join us in the celebrations !

Upcoming Meetings 2022:
April 29th and 30th 2022: 'Late Bronze Age Glass'. Oxford
The Association for the History of Glass, in co-operation with the Griffith Institute, the School of Archaeology/University of Oxford and Bodleian Libraries, is hosting two days of events at Oxford, to coincide with the opening of the exhibition 'Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive' at the Weston Library (which runs from April 14th 2022 - May 5th 2023). Focusing on Late Bronze Age glass, events include lectures, a handling session at the Ashmolean Museum and a demonstration of ancient glass working. Friday the 29th will see a 'Study Day' of presentations followed by an early evening public lecture and reception. Details of the Friday lectures can be downloaded here. Tickets for the Friday daytime lectures plus the evening event can be purchased via Eventbrite here. Those wishing to attend only the early evening public lecture and reception can purchase tickets via Eventbrite here

Further details of the events taking place on Saturday April 30th will be posted shortly. To reserve a place for either day please contact Daniela Rosenow at ahgyearofglass22@gmail.com
May 21st and 22nd 2022: 'Glass in the North'. Vindolanda and Jarrow
'Glass in the North', dedicated to the late Professor Jennifer Price, will be themed around glass and glass production in the north of Britain. The event will run over two days, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May 2022 and will be held on Day One at Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum and on Day Two at Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. In addition to presentations, the days will also involve glass handling sessions, visits and a conference dinner. There will be a variety of speakers, ranging from archaeologists to artists who are based in, or active in research, in the north. The provisional programme can be downloaded here. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here. For further details please contact Ele Montanari at ahgyearofglass22@gmail.com

Oct 6th 2022: 'English and Irish Drinking Glass 1640-1702'. London V&A Museum
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 is delighted to host this conference which will explore the evolving story of the birth of these sophisticated products a century before the 'industrial revolution' began. To reserve a place please contact Colin Brain at ahgyearofglass22@gmail.com (Download the Call for Papers and more information - pdf)