The Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science
A society to promote, popularise and contribute to the study of European, Islamic, and Asian technology and science of the Middle Ages.


Because of the difficulty and expense of finding a suitable meeting place in London, and the poor attendance there in recent years, for a trial period the Society will be meeting only in Oxford, at the History of Science Museum. This year there will be three meetings to fit in with the university terms, in November, March and June, although there may be a fourth meeting in the form of a visit somewhere. Plans for future years are open to change.


Membership costs twenty pounds a year to cover the cost of notification of events and admission to all talks. Admission to a single talk is five pounds and is free to students (all-day events may be more and the charge for them will be posted on their announcement), and everyone is welcome. Both are payable at the door (please ask for the membership secretary on arrival), or in advance by cheque made out to:-
The Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science,
and sent to:

Dr. Julia Cresswell, 3 Wentworth Road, Oxford OX2 7TG

...together with your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. A couple of lines on your work, specialisation, or interests, if relevant, would be helpful.
Click HERE for Membership Form to print out to send, or to use for your standing order.

(Your details will be used only for notifying you of matters concerning the Society, and will not be divulged to other organisations).

Officers of the Society

President: Prof. Emilie Savage-Smith, The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2LE

Secretary: Dr. Shana Worthen

Programme Secretary:

Treasurer: Dr. Julia Cresswell, 3 Wentworth Road, Oxford OX2 7TG, UK. tel. 01865-513912

Webmaster: Philip Cresswell