UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



The ISH Academy is a hub where we engage with others through our learning and research, and by developing interdisciplinary exchanges among heritage, industry, policy and other professionals, the public, and academics.

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (UCL ISH) is keen to maximise the impact of its academic work in the real world, and our Academy represents the space to do so. The ISH Academy provides the space, virtual or physical, that enables impact activities from short and executive courses, public engagement activities, invited lectures to consultancy projects or web-based digital research services, to thrive.

What's on at the ISH Academy

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Past activities 

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We hosted hosted a four-week remote training course to develop key skills that underpin the use and understanding of code-based approaches to working with data.

Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference: Strategic Research Questions

Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference: Strategic Research Questions

To mark 20 years of Sustainable Heritage at UCL, we held a four-day Bidecennial Conference in March 2021. Organised in a hybrid format consisting of online talks, workshops and roundtable discussions, the conference brought together ISH's community and external collaborators to explore our the future of sustainable heritage research.

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New social futures from heritage

In November 2020 we organised this course to engage practitioners in thinking about the long-term futures of what matters. This course was designed to introduce a new way of thinking about the future, and about heritage, to help produce the new social futures we need.

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Smell training: communicating olfactory perceptions

In the summer of 2022 we hosted an eleven-week presential training course to develop key skills in communicating olfactory perceptions.