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Matija Strlic, UCL

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Heritage Science and where to find them

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Matija Strlic, UCL

  1. 1. Heritage Scientists and Where to Find Them www.e-rihs.eu Matija Strlic, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
  2. 2. What do heritage scientists do? www.e-rihs.eu NHSS 2010
  3. 3. What do heritage scientists do? www.e-rihs.eu NHSS 2010 Report 1: Science for the management of heritage - materials and contexts within which they are found - decay mechanisms, their monitoring and management Report 2: Science to enhance our understanding of the past - scientific investigation of cultural heritage - public understanding and engagement with cultural heritage
  4. 4. What are their backgrounds? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384Dillon et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  5. 5. Where are they employed? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384Dillon et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  6. 6. Do they use or generate research? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384Dillon et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  7. 7. Differences between users and researchers www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384Dillon et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  8. 8. Where are heritage scientists geographically? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384ScienceDirect, May 2017 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 Shareofpublications(%) Year UK USA Italy China France
  9. 9. What fields do they identify with? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384ScienceDirect, May 2017
  10. 10. How numerous are heritage scientists? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384 Data for 2011. *International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2013, BIS/13/1297 **ScienceDirect, May 2017 Academic researchers in UK* 163,505 Number of all articles by UK researchers** 16,207 Number of heritage science articles by UK researchers** 1,101 Heritage science academic researchers in UK 11,010 Heritage science proportion of UK researchers 6.7%
  11. 11. What is their economic impact? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384 *Historic England, Heritage and the Economy, 2017 ** http://www.cotac.org.uk/docs/Half_a_century_on_FINAL[LR].pdf ***http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/valuing-our-heritage/valuing-our-heritage.pdf ****http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/media/documents/publications/museums_galleries_in_britain_travers_2006 Heritage industry contribution to GVA (in England alone)* £11.9Bn (2% GVA) Number of people employed (in England)* 278,000 Conservation, repair and maintenance sector in England** £4.7Bn Economic benefits of privately-owned historic houses*** £1.6Bn Economic benefits of major UK museums and galleries**** £1.5Bn
  12. 12. What is their societal impact? www.e-rihs.eu
  13. 13. What can E-RIHS do? www.e-rihs.eu Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=463384 Through the E-RIHS Academy: • Foster collaborative and cross-disciplinary skills • Provide a common forum for STEM and SSH, users and researchers • Enable a shared identity through the Heritage Science Network
  14. 14. The project E-RIHS PP received funding from the European Union’s H2020 programme. H2020-INFRADEV-02-2016Grant Agreement n.739503 E-RIHS is a Project in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 www.esfri.eu on the web www.e-rihs.ac.uk Email m.strlic@ucl.ac.uk Twitter @ERIHSuk Thank you

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