“By using and developing science to understand, manage and communicate the human story expressed through landscape, buildings and artefacts, heritage science encourages the humanities and sciences to collaborate and strengthen each other.” -UK National Heritage Science Strategy
1st International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA), University College London, 14-15 July 2015
This is the first international conference on heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. Heritage science is a cross-disciplinary field connecting science and the humanities. The conference aims to provide a platform for scientists, engineers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers, to engage and discuss emerging trends in the field. There is an ongoing dialogue over global issues, which define the research and technological applications of heritage scientists.
Conference Call and Topics
Following the full cycle of creation of data, the development of data into knowledge and of knowledge to enterprise, this conference will embrace the themes of Materials, Environmental and Digital Research. We particularly welcome presentations focusing on collaborative work between academia and heritage institutions/industry.
We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters within the scope of the call. Abstracts should be submitted through the online Abstract Submission Form.
Registration for the SEAHA Conference will be available soon.
- Regular fee: £120
- Concession fee: £60 (students, CDT SEAHA partners)
The fee includes refreshments during breaks, evening and closing reception events. All conference materials will be available online, including a Book of Abstracts. Please arrange your own travel and accommodation. The maximum number of participants is 150, so please book your place early.
- 20 April 2015 – Abstract submission deadline
- 1 June 2015 – Notification of accepted oral and poster presentations
- 14 July 2015 – Conference start
The conference venue will be the J.Z. Young Lecture Theatre in the Medical Science & Anatomy Building (Gower Street), University College London, UK.
About the Organizers
Supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, University College London, University of Oxford and University of Brighton created the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA). Co-developed with more than 50 heritage, research and industrial partners, SEAHA addresses the scientific and engineering research needs of the arts, heritage and archaeology sectors by engaging heritage, industry, academia and the public. This is the first of what will become an annual conference organized by SEAHA.
Please check the SEAHA website regularly for updates.