RICHeS (Research Infrastructure for Conservation and Heritage Science). The value of investment in heritage science research and innovation infrastructure is increasingly being recognised by research funders. Learn more about the work of AHRC to support infrastructure development.
NHSF newsletter - June 2022
We've just published our June newsletter which contains information on our own work, welcomes our newest member Durham University, highlights news from our members and of course a sector round-up covering policy, events and jobs.
7th July - heritage science student and emerging professional seminar open for bookings
The third (free) seminar to showcase and discuss the research of heritage science students and emerging professionals will take place on 7th July, 16.00-17.30 and is now open for registration.
Report out: Aligning heritage science to UK primary science curricula
New research into how heritage science links to the science curricula of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland has been published.
Apply to be mentored - deadline extended to 20th June
Looking for professional guidance or career support? We've extended the deadline for applications from mentees to 20th June.
NHSF pilot mentoring scheme open to applications from mentees
This pilot mentoring scheme is now open to applications from potential mentees for two weeks, until 15th June 2022.
May newsletter, 2022
Our May newsletter includes a last call to sign-up as a mentor for our pilot mentoring scheme, news about the second joint NHSF-Icon HSG emerging researcher seminar, as well as news and opportunities from across the sector.
Emerging heritage science researcher seminar - 9th June
Our second event in the Icon HSG-NHSF series of seminars to showcase the research of emerging heritage science researchers and students is now open for registration.
Mentoring programme - call for expressions of interest from mentors
NHSF's pilot mentoring programme is open for expressions of interest from Mentors until 31st May 2022
Newsletter, April 2022
April's newsletter shares information on the new joint Icon HSG-NHSF emerging researcher seminar series, the forthcoming pilot mentoring programme, as well as news from our members, the wider sector and on policy, events, jobs and other opportunities.
Emerging heritage science researcher seminar – 5th May 2022
Registrations now open for the first in the Icon HSG-NHSF series of seminars to showcase the research of emerging heritage science researchers and students.
Newsletter, March 2022
Our news this months includes an update on the Forum's activities, news from our members, a briefing note on UKRI's recently launched strategy for 2022-27 as well as events and jobs.
February 2022 newsletter is out!
This month's newsletter contains a summary of our latest Research Group Member Meeting on the benefits and challenges of investment in heritage science infrastructure; a call for abstracts for our emerging heritage science researchers seminar series; and a call for career profiles for British Science Week's focus on #SmashingStereotypes.
Consultant opportunity - Aligning Heritage Science to the Science Curricula
The National Archives (TNA) with the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) seek a consultant to research the connections between heritage science research and applications, and the national curricula of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click for the full brief and to read more about this opportunity.
January 2022 newsletter is out!
Our latest newsletter contains information on our upcoming event to 'Explore the benefits and challenges of AHRC investment in Heritage science Infrastructure'. It also contains a call for papers for our series of virtual short seminars that we are running in conjunction with the Icon Heritage Science Group to showcase the research of emerging heritage science researchers and students.
Event: Exploring the benefits and challenges of investment in heritage science infrastructure
This online event on 28th January, 14.00-15.45, celebrates the enhancement of heritage science research infrastructure across the UK. Click to read more and for the registration link.
Seminar series to showcase emerging heritage science researchers and students
The Icon Heritage Science Group and the National Heritage Science Forum are announcing a series of informal, virtual short seminars to showcase the research of emerging heritage science researchers and students. The programme will begin in March 2022 with lunchtime talks of 60-90 minutes.
December 2021 Newsletter is out!
Our latest newsletter contains information on our upcoming Research Working Group meeting and NHSF's 9th AGM. It also contains an announcement about our upcoming informal, virtual short seminars that we are hosting in partnership with Icon Heritage Science Group.
November 2021 newsletter
Our latest newsletter contains updates on our Trustee recruitment, as well as a call for mentors for our pilot Heritage Science Mentor scheme that we are working hard to launch. It also includes a round-up of some of the events, guidance and reflective articles that our members shared during COP26.
Join our Board of Trustees
We're recruiting now for two new trustees to join our Board at the next AGM in January 2022. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for, or curiosity about, heritage science and the role it can play in society. Could this be you?
October 2021 newsletter is out!
Our latest newsletter contains updates from our Board of Trustees and Member Council meetings. It also has the latest policy news, including the British Science Association's new 10-year strategy and a summary of the Historic Environment Forum's (HEF) latest report on taking positive action against climate change.
September 2021 newsletter
Our latest newsletter contains an update on the work of our communities group as well as details on our upcoming Member Council meeting (11th October). It also summarises the latest policy news related to heritage science, including the recent cabinet reshuffle and the publishing of the ACE Delivery Plan, 2021-24.
Call for heritage science job descriptions
We're doing a piece of work to map role descriptions to existing apprenticeship standards to see how existing standards can be used by the field of heritage science and where there are gaps. Can you help us by emailing us heritage science role descriptions?
August 2021 newsletter!
Our latest newsletter contains an update on our scoping meeting for our project to increase engagement of school-age children with heritage science. It also asks for your help to involve more organisations in the delivery of the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK and to showcase work that demonstrates the social relevance of heritage science.