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Basing House CAT Project

The Basing House CAT Project is a collaboration between University of Southampton Archaeology Department, Hampshire County Council Museums Service, and Winchester School of Art. The initial phases of the project consist of a student training survey, to take place over March and April 2013, and a student training excavation, taking place over July to August 2013. Continue reading →

AHRC RTI project

The AHRC have awarded Follow on Funding to build on the RTISAD project. This grant will explore the possibilities of digital imaging in ancient document research, in archaeology, in industrial applications such as textile design, and in other contexts. The underlying technology called Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) uses multiple images to produce an interactive representation of subtle surface details such as brush strokes on paintings. Continue reading →

ExLab – Cultural Olympiad, Jurassic Coast and Art & Technology

ACRG researchers are working with the Big Picture: Re-presenting the Visual Arts group on the Ex Lab project.  The project brings together visual arts organisations and individuals to produce arts relating to the county of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.  The technical aspects of these innovative artists are supported by the ACRG.  Amongst other work, we are using photogrammetry to record underground quarries on Portland and recording complex archaeological objects for 3D printing. Continue reading →

Digital Humanities Distributed Laboratory

The Digital Humanities Distributed Laboratory (DHDL) represents a unique collaboration between academic departments to work to adapt learning spaces and develop online platforms to facilitate the development of a community of students and researchers around those spaces.  The project will break down the boundaries between Digital Humanities disciplines including Humanities (particularly Film Studies and Archaeology), Winchester School of Art and Physical & Applied Sciences. Continue reading →

Visualisation and Modelling of Fustat

This AHRC funded doctoral research project focusses on using 3D visualisation, procedural and formal modelling to reconstruct and interpret the medieval city of Fustat, Egypt. The project will explore how the fragmentary archaeological and historical sources can be drawn together to create models of the form and activities of a large urban centre, drawing on technologies and approaches centred on complexity theory and grammar-based modelling. Continue reading →

St Laurence’s Chapel – Bradford-on-Avon

The site is composed of a series of self-contained sections, three that give background about the building, one that describes an excavation carried out in 2000 and another that gives the detailed interpretations that result from it. The final section describes and shows a three-dimensional computer reconstruction model of the building as it might have looked. Continue reading →