FISH contacts, meetings and events

FISH-HEIRNET meetings are held twice a year with a technical meeting in Spring and a strategic meeting in Autumn. Venue varies. Below are Agendas for up-coming meetings and the Minutes from previous meetings. All archived meeting papers and presentations (where available) are stored on FISH JISCMAIL.

The meetings are chaired by the FISH Convener, David Thomas, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).

FISH Co-ordinator is Dan Miles, Historic England. Please email  Dan if you wish to attend any of the FISH-HEIRNET meetings.

The FISH Terminology Working Group is chaired by Phil Carlisle, Historic England, and secretary is Sally Carter,  Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Web Editor Paul Adams, Historic England.

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Autumn Meeting – 10 October 2019 – Belfast

Autumn Meeting – 25 October 2018 – Edinburgh

  • Location: Conference Room, John Sinclair House, Historic Environment Scotland, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX (11am to 4pm)
  • Topics & updates:  MIDAS at 20 – where are we going from here? – discussion. Expanding outside monument inventory standards, Arches and the Thesaurus of Cultural Heritage update. HIAS round up. Research Frameworks – Scotland and England.
  • Download: Edinburgh Agenda and Edinburgh Minutes

Winter Meeting – 6 February 2018 – Aberystwyth

Spring Meeting – 9 June 2017 – London

Autumn Meeting – 29 November 2016 – Edinburgh

Spring Meeting – 8 June 2016 – Worcester

Autumn Meeting – 3 November 2015 – Cambridge

  • Location: English Heritage, Brooklands House, 24 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BU
  • Topics & updates: Heritage2020 in England, National Historic Environment Information Strategies review (SHED, HIAS, Welsh Heritage Bill), OASIS (HERALD) development, BIAB , INSPIREResearchSpace 
  • Download: Cambridge Agenda and Cambridge Minutes

Spring Meeting – 8 June 2015 – London

  • Location: Historic England, 1 Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn, London
  • Topics & updates: the future direction of MIDAS Heritage, Thesaurus of Cultural Heritage, FISH contributions to TACOs, The Data Supply and Reconciliation Project
  • Download: London Agenda and London Minutes

Autumn Meeting – 18 November 2014 – Cardiff


TACOS 2014

Past events include the TACOS seminar held in May 2014. TACOS stands for Towards a Collaborative Strategy for sector information management and was set up to aid and promote a forward plan to develop a common research agenda and strategy for UK historic environment information management in the future.

Partnerships included FISH, the Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET) and various heritage sector working groups such as the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Information Management Special Interest Group (IMSIG).

For more information about the strategy, download the full TACOS report here, produced by Council for British Archaeology (CBA) in December 2014.