Tag Archives: Heritage Science

Brexit and Heritage Science

By Professor Matija Strlic* Two weeks have passed since the referendum on the UK Membership of the EU and the importance of the momentous decision is beginning to sink in. In the UK, on the European mainland, as well as elsewhere, the past and future are being intensively scrutinised, questioned and despite extreme differences in views, […]

2nd International SEAHA Conference

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology (SEAHA) Hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 20-21 June 2016 The 2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology will be held at the University of Oxford School of Geography […]

A Brief Theory of Heritage Science

By Matija Strlic Premise 1: In one way or another, we have been doing heritage science for ages. I will use this term to describe the science of heritage, i.e. how we manage, interpret, conserve heritage as well as provide access to it.[1] In his lecture at the Royal Institution in 1843, Michael Faraday lectured […]

1st International SEAHA Conference

The first international SEAHA conference can be deemed a success! On July 14, 2015, nearly 180 delegates came together at the University College London for two-days of presentations, posters and discussions on heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation, management and digitization of cultural heritage. Delegates gathered from 20 countries from […]

Wabi sabi and the (self-imposed?) limits of heritage science

Wabi sabi and the (self-imposed?) limits of heritage science by Scott Allan Orr   Wabi sabi embodies the Zen nihilist cosmic view and seeks beauty in the imperfections found as all things, in a constant state of flux, evolve from nothing and devolve back to nothing. Within this perpetual movement nature leaves arbitrary tracks for […]

Heritage science and the public sector

By Scott Allan Orr Heritage science is used to not fitting in. Straddling a vaulted archway between scientific research and cultural preservation, management, and communication, it has often struggled to eke out it’s position in the context of economic and political shifts. Semantics aside, anything that is self-defined as inter-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary without a safe […]