About the Oxford University Heritage Network

The Oxford University Heritage Network brings together researchers and heritage professionals to address the big challenges facing heritage locally, nationally and internationally.

We achieve this through seminars and events, and by engaging with policy makers in government, international organisations, the private sector and the NGO community.

The Oxford University Heritage Network is highly interdisciplinary and includes researchers from across the four academic divisions at Oxford: Humanities; Social Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; and Gardens, Libraries and Museums

We work with a range of external partners in the UK and international heritage sector and welcome approaches from organisations and institutions eager to collaborate with University of Oxford researchers.

The Oxford University Heritage Network is supported by the John Fell Fund.

Our areas of focus

The Oxford University Heritage Network has four strategic aims:

1.    Support successful collaborative grant applications.
2.    Encourage wider participation in heritage research from scientists.
3.    Support agenda-setting interdisciplinary critical debate and discussion of heritage.
4.    Provide a focus for the University’s engagement with heritage partners in the UK and overseas.

OUHN aims to build an interdisciplinary community of professionals, students, and researchers (from undergraduate to senior professors) who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to engage effectively with a wide range of partners in the UK and overseas.

Our activities

•    Establishing a website and database which will showcase research projects, activities, expertise and interest in the University on heritage topics.
•    An e-newsletter which will connect those interested in heritage with events, funding opportunities and other heritage-related news.
•    A termly programme of events including workshops with external heritage partners.
•    Ran the Heritage Seed Fund in association with the TORCH Heritage Programme during the academic year 2019-2020. £15,000 was made available to fund a range of small workshops, projects and conversations