SEAHA Conference 2017

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

We are delighted to announce the 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology (SEAHA) at the University of Brighton, Brighton, UK on 19-20 June 2017.


Heritage science is a cross-disciplinary field connecting science and the humanities. There is an on-going dialogue over global issues, which define the research and technological applications of heritage scientists. The conference aims to provide a platform for scientists, researchers, engineers, professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers, to engage and discuss emerging trends in the field.

Call for Abstracts

SEAHA research strands represent the full cycle of the creation of data, data to knowledge and knowledge to enterprise generally aligning with three training streams: Materials, Environment and Digital. The conference embraces these themes while also focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of heritage science research and projects. We are particularly keen to attract presentations and posters looking at interdisciplinarity: the challenges, successes, and impacts of research crossing boundaries.

We encourage presenters to go beyond the statement that their research and projects are interdisciplinary and to engage in a discussion about what interdisciplinarity specifically looks like in heritage science research, the challenges and the successes of research crossing boundaries, and the impact of collaborative research with a shared mission.

Abstract submissions are currently open and will close on the 6th of March 2017. Presenters will be notified by mid April.

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters within the scope of the call and look forward to you joining us for the 3rd SEAHA conference.

Abstract Submission Form: http://bit.do/SEAHA17


The conference will offer opportunities to showcase research through podium and poster sessions. Further details of the programme will emerge closer to the conference.


We also welcome enquiries for parties interested in exhibiting their products and services of relevance to the heritage science community. For details of this opportunity, please contact the conference committee by email.


For all enquiries, please contact the conference committee at events@seaha-cdt.ac.uk.


The conference is organised by the SEAHA student committee on behalf of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology (SEAHA CDT) and is endorsed by the Institute of Conservation (ICON) Heritage Science Group and the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF).




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Header image: Brighton Pier at Dusk by BaldBoris is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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