IEEC2 – 2021 – Announcement & Call for Papers

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers

Building on the success of IEEC 1 at The Ironworks, Elsecar in May 2017, we are delighted to announce that IEEC2 will be held at the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM), Dudley, West Midlands in October 2021 (postponed from May 2020).

The event will start at noon on Friday and finish at noon on Sunday and it is our hope and expectation that it will run concurrently with the BCLM’s “Red by Night” event which involves many of the museums engines being in steam and working into the night.

The format will be similar to that of IEEC1, including publication of the Transactions and we are determined that the event will again feel inclusive, friendly and non-elitist for everyone.


A wider view of early engines and their operating context –

beyond valve gear and famous engineers

IEEC2021 Conference Theme

Call for Papers

We already have a number of papers offered covering topics such as Curr’s Attercliffe engines, the world’s oldest B&W engine house, and early engines around Swansea. Due to the postponement until 2021, we have room to accept additional proposals until July 2021.

Please let us have your proposals for papers as early as possible to

Costs and booking details will be announced during the summer and in the meantime do please contact us with any questions that you have. Further details will be available from this website.