UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


ISH to hold bidecennial conference celebrating 20 years of sustainable heritage at UCL

28 September 2020

The Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference will take place over two days from 24 - 25 March 2021.

A broken spire of an ancient ruined temple in Hampi, Karnataka, India.

To mark 20 years of Sustainable Heritage at UCL, we are pleased to announce we will be holding a Bidecennial Conference in March 2021.

Organised in a hybrid format consisting of online talks, workshops and roundtable discussions, the conference is open to researchers and practitioners, industry and policy professionals.

This virtual event will consider where the field might go next within the context of what appears to be a very open research landscape. The outcomes will contribute to the wider debate that is defining the strategic challenges of heritage research.

The programme will consist of invited, visionary contributions exploring questions of theory, methodology, impact, sustainability, and the presentations are expected to focus on the future and to reflect on the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of heritage research.

The conference will be chaired by Prof Matija Strlic, Professor of Heritage Science, and the programme will be formed around four themes, each led by an academic at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

The four themes are:

  • Future heritage,
  • Heritage science,
  • Heritage risk and resilience,
  • Modern and contemporary heritage.

Find out more about the scope and themes of the conference.

The conference is supported by the National Heritage Science Forum, the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

Image credit: Balaji Srinivasan