NHSF achievements, 2016-17
As NHSF embarks on its 2017-18 membership year, we take stock of the areas prioritised for action during 2016-17 including 'Filling the Gaps' underpinning the National Heritage Science Strategy, supporting Open Access, strengthening networks and speaking on behalf of the sector to policy makers and influencers.
NHSF to fund five bursaries for Early Career Researchers to attend 3rd International SEAHA Conference
The NHSF is pleased to announce that it will be funding five bursaries allowing Early Career Researchers to attend the 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).
Gold Dust - first free publication available through National Heritage Science Forum grant
The first Gold Open Access publication to be fully funded through the NHSF's Gold Open Access grant is now available online.
Spring Budget 2017
NHSF has reviewed the Spring Budget that was announced on 8 March 2017 and extracted sections that have a bearing on Heritage Science or the environment in which it is carried out.
Sharing heritage science…our blog for British Science Week
Throughout British Science Week 2017, heritage scientists from NHSF member organisations have been sharing examples of their work through the NHSF blog.
Wikimedia workshop for NHSF members
17 March 2017, 15.00-17.00, British Library, London This pilot workshop is for employees and members of NHSF member organisations. Led by a Wikimedia UK volunteer, it is an opportunity to learn the basics of editing and creating Wikipedia entries.
Call for Heritage Science contributions to British Science Week 2017
British Science Week 2017 runs from 10-19 March. As in previous years, NHSF will highlight different examples of heritage science carried out by its members through the NHSF blog.
SEAHA Conference 2017 - Call for Abstracts
Submissions are now open for the 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) at the University of Brighton, that will take place on 19-20 June 2017.
NHSF Chairman’s Report 2016
At the Research Strategy Summit in Stirling on 10 November NHSF Chairman, Alastair McCapra, reported on activity in 2016, highlighting the good progress that has already been made against many of NHSF’s goals for 2016-17.
NHSF Research Strategy Summit
On the 10th November NHSF held its Research Strategy Summit, with Historic Environment Scotland, in Stirling.
NHSF Gold Open Access publication fund opens
At its Research Strategy Summit on 10 November in Stirling, NHSF announced that its new grant to help open up access to heritage science research is open to applications.
NHSF Research Strategy Summit - 10 November, 18.00-20.30
On 10 November 2016 NHSF will hold a research strategy summit at Tolbooth, Stirling with the support of Historic Environment Scotland.
Notice of 4th Annual General Meeting
The 4th Annual General Meeting of the National Heritage Science Forum will be held on 10 November, 2016 at 15.30.
NHSF announces support for open access to heritage science research
Today, 8 September, NHSF announced a new grant to help open up access to heritage science research. The NHSF grant will support the full cost of Gold Open Access publication of heritage science research. This means that the research will be accessible online, to everyone, immediately on publication.
NHSF event “Opening up heritage science research”
NHSF is holding a free event on the theme of opening up heritage science research on 8 September, 18.00-20.30.
Inquiry into the “Relationship between EU membership and UK science”
NHSF has submitted written evidence to this House of Lords Science & Technology committee inquiry.
Inquiries into impact of Brexit on UK science
The House of Lords Science & Technology Committee and the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee are both taking evidence on the impact of Brexit on UK Science. NHSF is submitting evidence to both inquiries.
NHSF statement following Brexit vote
NHSF has issued a statement following last week's historic Referendum vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). The statement calls on the government to maintain its commitment to funding for science and research and to support scientific endeavour at all scales during its negotations with the EU.
NHSF statement on Open Science
Meeting on 14 June, the Board of the National Heritage Science Forum has welcomed the commitment by Science Ministers of European governments to ensure that by 2020 all scientific research which enjoys public funding must be publicly accessible.
Filling the Gaps
Filling the Gaps is an initial report, commissioned by NHSF in 2015, to start to map research that has been carried out since 2009 to the gaps in knowledge and practice that were identified during the development of the National Heritage Science Strategy.
NHSF prospectus, 2016-17
NHSF has published a prospectus for 2016-17 which outline the actions the Forum will take to strengthen the infrastructure to support future research, widen the scope of partnerships with other fields of research and open up heritage science research so that more people engage with and contribute to the research agenda.
NHSF highlights of 2015-16
As NHSF embarks on its new membership year we mark its achievements over 2015-16 with a short summary.
NHSF statement on Budget of 16 March 2016
The Chancellor made announcements concerning investments in science and innovation, particularly in the North and Midlands. These may present opportunities for the development of the heritage science infrastructure that has been advocated by NHSF...
NHSF writes to Minister of State for Universities and Science
In December 2015 NHSF wrote to Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science to highlight the benefits of capital investment in heritage science infrastructure, to build on investment to date and reinforce the UK's position as the global pace setter for heritage science.