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UCL ISH MSc Sustainable Heritage student interviewed for IHBC magazine

UCL ISH MSc Sustainable Heritage student interviewed for IHBC magazine

20 June 2016

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage student Carla Pianese was interviewed recently for Context, the magazine for the Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).  Carla has been working as the IHBC’s branch and ...
UCL ISH participates at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies conference in Montreal, Canada

UCL ISH participates at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies conference in Montreal, Canada

20 June 2016

Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, Director of the MSc in Sustainable Heritage at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (UCL ISH), recently organised and chaired a substantive session at the recent conference of the Association ...
UCL ISH student presented paper during Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in Contemporary Society

UCL ISH student presented paper during Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in Contemporary Society

13 June 2016

Eirini Gallou, 1st year MPhil/PhD student in UCL ISH, supervised by Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, recently presented her work during ‘Nature & Culture: Heritage in Context’ the 7th Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in ...
BBC Four programme showcases Dr Katherine Curran’s research on plastics

BBC Four programme showcases Dr Katherine Curran’s research on plastics

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage Lecturer Dr Katherine Curran’s research on plastics and the UCL ISH Heritage Science Lab was featured on BBC Four's 'Hiddenkillers of the Post War Home' on ...
The Mobile Heritage Lab goes to Cheltenham Science Festival

The Mobile Heritage Lab goes to Cheltenham Science Festival

The SEAHA Mobile Heritage Lab has been invited to participate in this year’s edition of the Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the largest science festivals in the world. Nine PhD researchers will ...

Physics World features research from UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


In the latest feature article published in the May 2016 issue of Physics World, Research Assistant and SEAHA Doctoral Student Carolien Coon described how the properties of nanoparticles have been used since antiquity ...

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Welcome to our events round up 2015/16

Welcome to our events round up 2015/16

08 June - 20 October 2016

UCL ISH May 2016 Guest Lecture: ''Material Knowledge" Jo Volley, Slade School of Art, UCL 

UCL ISH May 2016 Guest Lecture: ''Material Knowledge" Jo Volley, Slade School of Art, UCL 

19 May 2016

Material Knowledge will focus on the Slade Material Research Project and explore the relationship between the understanding of materials and craftsmanship and their implications in aesthetic decision. The conservation and archiving of our ...
UCL ISH April Guest Lecture: Boris Pretzel (V&A) 'Contradictions in Conservation'

UCL ISH April Guest Lecture: Boris Pretzel (V&A) 'Contradictions in Conservation'

21 April 2016

UCL ISH request the pleasure of your company to a lecture to be delivered by Boris Pretzel, Head of Science, Conservation and Collections Management, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The title of ...
UCL ISH March Guest Lecture: Julian Bowsher, MOLA, 'Sustaining Shakespeare’s Stages'

UCL ISH March Guest Lecture: Julian Bowsher, MOLA, 'Sustaining Shakespeare’s Stages'

17 March 2016

UCL ISH February Guest Lecture: Simon Cane, Director of Public and Cultural Engagement (UCL PACE) 'Conservation Future Challenges –Redux!'

UCL ISH February Guest Lecture: Simon Cane, Director of Public and Cultural Engagement (UCL PACE) 'Conservation Future Challenges –Redux!'

18 February 2016

In 1998 English Heritage called together a group of leaders from the conservation sector, cultural thinkers and early career conservators to consider the future of conservation. Simon Cane was one of those early ...

UCL ISH Guest Lecture January 2016: Prof Norman MacLeod (NHM) "Setting the Modern Biodiversity Crisis in Context"

21 January 2016

With its biblical overtones the phenomenon of extinction has intrigued and puzzled religious leaders, philosophers and scientists for millennia. In the 1800s direct evidence from the fossil record made it clear that the ...