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.

This year's NHSF Member Meeting on the Strategic Framework theme of Excellent Research builds on the outcome of the 2019 meeting that agreed the need to identify 'Grand Challenges' for heritage science research to prompt people to think about the relevance of heritage science to society both in the research questions that are asked as well as the way that research is practised.

The NHSF Research Working Group has drafted a provocation paper that identifies five societal challenges and for each has suggested how heritage science research could have a transformational impact on the challenges.

The Members' Meeting is a first opportunity for members to engage with the societal challenges of:

  • Improved wellbeing
  • Digital Society
  • Climate change
  • Equality and inclusivity
  • Sustainable development

Through a combination of external presentations and group work the objectives of this meeting are to:

  • examine the societal challenges in the content of wider strategic initiatives
  • agree actions that will change the way we think about and address the connections between heritage science and society
  • discuss how connecting heritage science to societal 'Grand Challenges' can catalyse new cross-disciplinary approaches and strategic partnerships beyond the field of heritage science.

Register for the event and find the full programme on Eventbrite here