30.5.2005: The Secretary of the Comité pour la siderurgie ancienne UISPP R. Pleiner retires from his position. With agreement of the President of the Comite Dr. Peter Crew it is being transferred to Dr. Janet Lang, London (e-mail: j.r.s.lang@btinternet.com for bibliographical information). The site of the Comite secretariat ceases to be at the Archaeological Institute, Prague. Further information will be announced.