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.
Model predicts ‘shelf life’ for library and archival collections
Heritage scientists at UCL have developed demographic models of decay and loss to predict when a large library or archival collection might age beyond repair.
NHSF Annual Report, 2013-15
The Trustees' Annual Report for 2013-15 summarises NHSF's achievements in its first 18 months as it established as an organisation focussed on encouraging collaboration in the heritage science community and leading the delivery of the National Heritage Science Strategy.
NHSF Members & Friends event, 2015
On 16 December, Alastair McCapra, NHSF's newly appointed Chairman delivered a keynote speech on the topic 'Cash for Data?' to 50 of NHSF's members and friends at University College London.
NHSF responds to Spending Review 2015
NHSF has issued a press release following yesterday's Autumn Statement and Spending Review announcement.
Notice of AGM
Notice is hereby given that the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) will be held on 16 December 2015 at at 16.30 in the South Wing G12 Council Room, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
NHSF appoints new Chair of Board of Trustees
The National Heritage Science Forum has appointed Alastair McCapra as Chair of its Board of Trustees, to succeed current Co-Chairs Nancy Bell and Professor May Cassar at the AGM on 16 December 2015.
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the Science Budget
The new Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the Science Budget ahead of the autumn Spending Review.
SEAHA 1st International Conference on Heritage Science Research, July 14-15 2015
On July 14, 2015, nearly 180 delegates came together at the University College London for two days of presentations, posters and discussions on heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation, management and digitisation of cultural heritage.
ICCROM holds think-tank meeting focused on evaluating the outcomes of heritage science
As a follow-up to the 2013 ICCROM Forum on Conservation Science, ICCROM held a think-tank meeting in July 2015 which gathered together participants from heritage science, social sciences and cultural heritage statistics.
NHSF review of achievements 2014-2015
As NHSF embarks on its second full membership years since establishing as a charity at the end of 2013, this review highlights its activities during 2014-2015 under three areas of...