SEAHA Conference 2017

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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.

The conference will be held at the Sallis Benney Theatre located within the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade building in central Brighton (58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY).


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.

Registration now Open! 

Register here! 

Conference Registration Fees

  • Full Delegate £120
  • Concession* £90
  • Student** £60

1-day registration is also available for each of the categories on the University of Brighton Online Store.

*SEAHA supervisors can register for the concession rate.
**A student card may be required at registration during the event.

Student Travel Bursaries

The Icon Heritage Science Group (HSG) is offering two student travel bursaries for up to £150 each to contribute towards transportation and accommodation costs for attending the 3rd International SEAHA Conference.

Interested students should submit a brief statement including an explanation about why it is important to participate in the conference and how the conference would benefit your research and education. Statements should be sent to events@seaha-cdt.ac.uk by May 5, 2017. The received statements will be reviewed by the Student Committee and Icon HSG and notification of awards provided by mid May.

Priorities will be given to students contributing an oral presentation or poster at the conference. Students awarded the travel bursary will be expected to write an article for the ICON newsletter or the Icon blog following the event. Accommodation reimbursement will be capped at £40 per night and the bursary is only for transportation and accommodation costs.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Bursaries

The National Heritage Science Forum will be supporting five early career researcher (ECR) bursaries to cover the £120 two-day registration fee for attending the 3rd International SEAHA Conference.

Interested ECRs should submit a 250-word statement including an explanation about how the applicant will benefit from attending the conference. Statements should be sent to events@seaha-cdt.ac.uk by May 5, 2017. The received statements will be reviewed by two representatives of the Student Committee and two NHSF trustees and notification of awards will be provided by mid May.

ECR is defined as a person who is within 8 years of the award of their PhD or equivalent. Bursary recipients will be requested to write a short summary of their experience at the conference for use on the NHSF website, blog or other news channel.


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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