SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training



As a Centre for Doctoral Training we organise events for the whole cohort of our students, support cross-cohort training, and promote heritage science within the sector and directly with the public.

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SEAHA Sessions 2021: Innovative Dialogues in Heritage Science

A series of live-streamed presentations and round-table discussions on the theme of ‘Innovative Dialogues in Heritage Science’. A range of exciting speakers explored issues affecting all of those who work in the fields of science and engineering in cultural heritage, issues which have a special relevance in light of the current limits on research practice.

Find out more about SEAHA Sessions 2021

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Student Groups

Our student-run interest groups gather students who are studying similar heritage science topics across the centre. The groups organise regular meetings, field trips, and training sessions. We currently have three groups:

  • Built Heritage Interest Group 
  • Imaging Group 
  • Landscape Group 
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SEAHA Conferences

SEAHA hosts annual conferences to gather together our students and the heritage science community to hear the latest in heritage science research.


Public Engagement

SEAHA students have been very involved in public engagement. Often using the Mobile Heritage Lab, students have visited science festivals, schools and historic sites in order to share their research with a wider audience. SEAHA advocates for innovative and thoughtful public engagement, which promotes collaboration, learning and equality of access to science. 

Heritage Science Research Network

The Heritage Science Research Network ran from 2015-2017 and was a student run network that aimed to:

  • Provide a platform for gathering and engaging heritage science and related researchers, professionals and practitioners for the discussion of innovative research being conducted in the cross-disciplinary field.
  • Connect and stimulate the dialogue between practitioners and academics involved in heritage science and in cultural heritage broadly.
  • Share new knowledge in best practice addressing the scientific and engineering research needs of the arts, heritage and archaeology sectors.

Heritage Science Podcast

The Heritage Science Podcast ran from 2017-18 and was created directly by SEAHA students in collaboration with UCL digital media services.

With guests ranging from heritage practitioners, academics and students, the podcast discusses a number of different issues in heritage science.