The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) brings together senior members of staff from public and non-government bodies to work collaboratively on strategic matters for the historic environment sector in England.

People understand, value, use and engage with the historic environment in many different ways. HEF is a high-level forum which, by working collaboratively, carries out a range of activities to encourage and support research, conservation, presentation, enjoyment and use of the historic environment in England.

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#HeritageChat July 2022 – Heritage Futures

In July 2022, #HeritageChat discussed Heritage Futures. Our chat partners for this month’s session were Dr Leila Papoli-Yazdi and Dr Emily Hanscam, Researchers from the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. 1.What assumptions do we often make about heritage and its relationship to the future? 2.Historical legacies are what we construct

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#HeritageChat June 2022 – Citizen Science

In June 2022 #HeritageChat discussed Citizen Science in heritage. Topics covered in this chat included engaging citizens in project planning, ensuring data quality and making citizen science projects inclusive. This was a quieter chat, but participants thoughtfully considered when and how to best engage citizens in heritage projects. A key

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