You can also download a pdf of the programme.

Podium presentations are 10-minutes long, and each session is followed by a collective Q&A.


Monday 1stApril

1pm                                          Registration opens

2-3:45pm                              Welcome event – Refreshments with Poster session and Networking

4pm                                          Opening address – Prof May Cassar


Tuesday 2ndApril

9-10:30am                           Podium session Remote Sensing in Heritage Science

11am-12:15pm                 Workshop led by SEAHA Imaging Group

12.30-3pm                           Keynote Lunch Event – Prof Mary Ryan (Brasenose College)

3:20pm                                   Workshop led by SEAHA Built Heritage Group

4:30-5:30pm                      Podium Session Built Heritage Science

6pm onwards                     SEAHA student social


Wednesday 3rdApril

9-10:30am                           Podium session Research in Collections and Archaeology

11am-12:15pm                 Workshop led by SEAHA Landscape Study Group

12:30-1:45pm                    Lunch Break

1:45-3pm                              Workshop led by SEAHA Collections Group

3:15-4:30pm                      Podium session Interdisciplinary Research in Heritage and Closing Talk

4:30pm                                  Conference closes



Podium talks

Tuesday 9-10.30am, Podium Session 1 Remote Sensing and Machine Learning in Heritage Science

Lecture Theatre; University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

  • Mr Nicholas Crabb; More Than Meets the Eye: Evaluating the Capability of SUAS mounted Multispectral Sensors for the Mapping of Archaeological Resources
  • Mr Gavin Leong; Revealing carvings beneath lichen covered surfaces at Stonehenge
  • Ms Myrsini Samaroudi; Developing and evaluating digitally fabricated replicas as means to support cultural heritage interpretation.
  • Dr Giorgio Rea; AERARIUMCHAIN.COM Artificial Intelligence Project


Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm, Podium Session 2, Research in Built Heritage

Lecture Theatre; University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

  • Christopher Whitman; The thermal performance of historic timber-frame building envelopes.
  • Dr Rachel Camerini; Hybrid nano-composites for the consolidation of earthen masonry
  • Agnieska Defus; Consolidation of highly degraded lime-based mortars by di-ammonium hydrogen phosphate
  • Ms Jennifer Richards; The importance of scale in understanding environmental drivers of deterioration at earthen heritage sites
  • Miss Danae Phaedra Pocobelli; Building Information Models (BIM) for heritage buildings: an applied Dynamo methodology to depict moisture content


Wednesday 9-10.30am, Podium Session 3, Research in Collections and Archaeology

Lecture Theatre; University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

  • Miss Cloe Pearce; The Preservation and Role of Collagen in Archaeological Bone
  • PhD Giovanna Poggi; Strengthening and deacidification of paper: development and assessment of a single-step treatment based on nanoparticles and cellulose nanocrystals
  • Miss Yujia Luo; Scientific understanding of 19-20th C Tibetan manuscipts
  • Dr Anna Fedrigo; Neutron imaging investigation of Chinese bimetallic sword fragment from 2nd-1st century BCE
  • Dr David Mills; Maximal Intervention: Extreme solutions to vinegar syndrome.
  • Ms Sarah Hunt; Sensing Success: Overcoming the challenges of developing an acetic acid sensor for the museum sector


Wednesday 3.15-4.30pm, Podium Session 4 Interdisciplinary Research in Heritage

Lecture Theatre; University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

  • Dr Katherine Curran; Exploring the Dynamics of Interdisciplinary Research: A Case Study of a Heritage Science Workshop
  • Dr Kirsty High; Knowledge exchange between academia and heritage management: Achieving long term impact
  • Miss Aliaa Ismail; Public attitudes to digital/physical embodiments of museum objects and sites
  • Mr Christopher Pickup; Research, Imaging and Interpretation in the Heritage Sector
  • Mr James White; UNESCO World Heritage Cities: Past and/or Future



Workshops – summary

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  • SEAHA Imaging Group: Hyperspectral imaging and computer vision workshops, Tuesday 2 April, 11:00-12:15
  • SEAHA Built Heritage Group: From micro to macro, lab to site: an overview of built heritage research,  Tuesday 2 April, 15:20-16:30
  • SEAHA Landscape Study Group: An introduction to landscape heritage and perspectives on landscapes in the Anthropocene, Wednesday 3 April, 11:00-12:15
  • SEAHA Collections Group: What are you wearing?  From cotton to rayon, a look at natural and synthetic fibres from a scientific perspective, Wednesday 3 April, 13:45-15:00



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