December member meeting: Societal challenges for heritage science research
Our December member meeting will focus on how heritage science research relates to five proposed societal grand challenges. Members can join us for our online event on Thursday 10 December, 10:00-12:30.
November 2020 newsletter is out!
In our latest newsletter, you will find a round up of the fantastic work that our members have been doing over the past month, as well as the latest policy news, upcoming events and new funding calls. We have also included a summary of what our working groups have been doing over the past month and provided updates from our trustee meeting and AGM.
AHRC Infrastructure- Virtual Town Hall Events
AHRC's Infrastructure team would like to invite colleagues in ROs and IROs, including university collections, and the wider GLAM sector to attend one of two virtual town hall events: Wednesday 25 November 2020 - 1330-1500 Thursday 3 December 2020 - 1330-1500.
October 2020 newsletter is out!
Our latest newsletter contains an update on our October trustee meeting and notice of our forthcoming 2020 AGM. We also give further updates on our policy work, our collection of case studies relating to heritage science in schools and what we have planned over the next month.
UCL Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference 2021
The Bidecennial Conference will be held in the week commencing 22 March 2021 to mark 20 years of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage. The event will be organised in a hybrid format consisting of online sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and will be open to researchers and practitioners, industry and policy professionals.
Notice of 2020 AGM
Members can register to attend the 2020 AGM which will be held on 18th November, 15:45- 16.00.
September newsletter is out!
Our latest newsletter contains the latest NHSF news, including a summary of our written representation to HM Treasury in advance of this year’s Comprehensive Spending Review, as well as the latest news and resources from our members. It also includes news on the Heritage Alliance's new wellbeing report, the AHRC Capability for Collections Fund, and more heritage policy news and a summary of upcoming heritage science events.
NHSF spending review submission
On 24th September NHSF submitted a written representation to HM Treasury in advance of this year’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Click through to read NHSF's submission.
AHRC’s Capability for Collections Fund
Applications are now invited for AHRC's Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo). This new fund will support a series of 'targeted, capital investments to renew and upgrade research facilities within UK galleries, libraries, archives and museums, including university collections, focusing on conservation and heritage science facilities, digital capture equipment and specialist study spaces and reading rooms'.
August 2020 newsletter is out!
August's newsletter includes an update on what we have been doing over the past month, including hosting a webinar. We also share a new blog post about a Gold Open Access publication-'New evidence for the intentional use of calomel as a white pigment'- and tell of our plans over the next month, including advertising for a Treasurer and calling for guest blog contributors.
July 2020 newsletter
July's newsletter includes an update on our July Member's Meeting and Trustee's Meeting, as well as lots of information on new heritage science related funding opportunities. You can also find out how cutting edge scientific techniques were used to discover how Thomas Cromwell sought to influence Henry VIII. Also includes lots of other sector and policy news.
Q&A Event: Potential New Funding Opportunities for Research & Innovation Infrastructure in Arts and Humanities
The AHRC Infrastructure team is inviting colleagues in IROs, university collections, and the wider GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector to attend a virtual information and Q&A session on Monday 10 August from 2-4pm.
NHSF Strategic Priorities 2021-21
The NHSF strategic priorities for the year ahead were decided at our Trustee Meeting on 6th July. Click through to find out what they are.
June 2020 Newsletter is out!
In our latest newsletter, you will find an update from NHSF, including a welcome to our newest member, National Museums Scotland. There is also information on the latest policy news relating to COVID-19 and details about funding calls relating to heritage science, calls for papers and PhD and job opportunities.
May 2020 newsletter is out!
May 2020's newsletter contains information on the Forum's latest social media campaign to collect examples of how heritage science is being used during lockdown and also shares new heritage science resources and news on the latest funding and PhD opportunities.
National Museums Scotland joins NHSF
We were pleased to welcome National Museums Scotland as a new member of the Forum. The views and input of colleagues from NMS will strengthen the Forum as members work together around the three themes of the Strategic Framework ‘excellent research’, ‘a skilled and diverse heritage science community’ and ‘demonstrable socio-economic impact’.
April 2020 newsletter is out!
April 2020's newsletter contains information on the Forum's response to COVID-19, the latest heritage science online events, policy news, funding calls, and PhD opportunities. It also includes information about the launch of IPERION HS, a consortium of 24 partners from 23 countries that will contribute to establishing a pan-European research infrastructure on heritage science.
March 2020 newsletter is out!
In our March newsletter, you will find the latest advice and guidance about COVID-19 relating to Heritage Science, including the response from NHSF. You'll also find NHSF's response to the 2020 budget and lots more policy news. There is also a link to all our blog posts published during British Science Week 2020 which we hope will offer a welcome distraction whilst you're social distancing. Also included is information about virtual events and funding opportunities.
British Science Week 2020
The National Heritage Science Forum has been celebrating British Science Week 2020 with a series of blog posts highlighting the achievements of the heritage science community.
February 2020 newsletter is out!
In our February newsletter you will find information about the next members' meeting, an update on'Grand Challenges' for heritage science research and get a look at our newly reorganised website. We also have plenty more information on sector news, heritage science funding opportunities and job opportunities.
NHSF Report- Careers in Heritage Science: opportunities and constraints
NHSF has published the findings of their research into pathways into postgraduate training and careers in heritage science, with Culture Syndicates CIC. The report outlines the motivations behind applying for heritage science courses; whether postgraduates consider themselves to be heritage scientists; what their future goals and aspirations are; and their career pathways.
British Science Week 2020- Call for blogs!
Would you like your work to be featured in our British Science Week blog series?
January 2020 newsletter is now out!
In our January newsletter you will find an update on our recent work, information on our newly published careers report, a call for blog contributions for British Science Week, and all the latest policy news and information on upcoming events and calls for papers.
December 2019 newsletter
In our December newsletter you will find a link to our newly published careers report, a more detailed analysis of the conservative party manifesto, news on the Climate Heritage Network's first action plan, and lots more information on upcoming events, funding calls and calls for papers.