Evidence for our military past: flint from a post-medieval musket or gun found by volunteers working on a community excavation in Rainford, near St Helens A conference held at Museum of Liverpool on 27th and 28th September will explore the history of warfare from the 17th to the 20th centuries. 'Conflict in Context' is being organised by the Society for Post Medieval Archaeology, and speakers from Britain and Europe will be exploring the battlefields, barracks, camps and trenches which date from 1618-1918. As part of the conference the Maritime Archaeology Trust's Maritime Bus will be at the Museum of Liverpool for conference delegates and museum visitors alike to explore. Lunchtime talks on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September from postgraduate students from University of Liverpool will be open to the public, and for the rest of the conference booking essential through the Society for Post Medieval Archaeology. Weekend or day registration available. Saturday focuses on 17th – 19th centuries; Sunday focuses on the First World War.