Built Heritage Initiative
2019/20: Sofia Murillo (UCL)
The group meets four times a year to:
- disseminate research progress
- discuss broad challenges facing research in Built Heritage
- share state of the art publications
- improve our lab and fieldwork skills.
They have previously hosted public lectures on Building Information Modelling (BIM) for earthquake damage with speakers from Sapienza University of Rome, and on the conservation of Stave churches in Norway with Sjur Mehlum from the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
Landscape Heritage Group
Lead 2019/20: Sam Woor (Oxford)
The aims of the Landscape Group are to:
- Promote the awareness of both the natural and cultural aspects of landscapes as having significant heritage value. For example this could include geoheritage, biodiversity, land-use, traditional livelihoods etc.
- Discuss the challenges faced by landscape heritage and potential opportunities for their management and risk mitigation, especially by anthropogenic pressures such as land-use change and climate change.
- Share practical experience of conducting research, especially fieldwork, with a landscape focus and to offer support to those planning field trips
The landscape group holds field trips, lunch seminar, and guest lectures. In 2019/20 their field trip was to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and they hosted Tom Tew as their guest lecture on ‘Managing Heritage Landscapes: Past, Present and Future’ at St Cross College Oxford.
Lead 2019/20: Charlie Willard (UCL)
The Imaging Group aims to:
- Create discussion space for research progress and challenges for students
- Share knowlegde of state-of-the-art equipment, publications, resources, best practices, and standards
- Publicise relevant events and training
In 2018/19 their activities included a tour of the Natural History Museum imaging labs, running a workshop at the 2019 SEAHA Conference and hosting a seminar with a guest speaker from the National Physical Laboratory.