Dr Douglas Cawthorne

Job: Reader in Digital Heritage

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Research group(s): Digital Building Heritage Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7442

E: DCawthorne@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/dbh

 

Personal profile

Douglas Cawthorne is a UK Registered Architect, author and researcher.

Research group affiliations

 

Publications and outputs 

  • Proportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St. George of the Greeks, Cyprus
    Cawthorne, D. and Irodotou R. (2016) Proportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St George of the Greeks, Cyprus. Euromed 2016, in Proceedings of 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, 2016Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection 31st October – 5th November, Nicosia Cyprus. Springer International Publishing AG. M Ioannides et al., Editors. Euromed 2016, Part 1, Volume 10058 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-48496-9_3
  • Hidden but not lost; Exploring the Great Hall at Boughton House
    Gration, J.R., Cawthorne D. (2016) Hidden but not lost; Exploring the Great Hall at Boughton House. In: Session 6D Colour And Space In Cultural Heritage: Interdisciplinary Connections, CAA2015 – “Keep the Revolution Going”, 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Siena, 30th March – 3 April 2015, Annual Conference Book of Abstracts, University of Siena Department of History and Cultural Heritage, 2015, pp. 224-225
  • Driving Engagement in Heritage Sites Using Personal Mobile Technology
    Corah, T., Cawthorne D. (2016) Driving Engagement in Heritage Sites Using Personal Mobile Technology. CAA2015-Keep the Revolution Going. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 30th March – 4th April 2015, Sienna Italy. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd., Oxford, I(Open Access e-Pdf), Edited by Stefano Campana, Roberto Scopigno, Gabriella Carpentiero and Marianna Cirillo. Published 25 March 2016, Vol 1, pp.191-200
  • A Prototype Audio-Tactile Map System with an Advanced Auditory Display
    O'Sullivan, L. Picinali, L., Gerino, A. and Cawthorne, D. (2015) A Prototype Audio-Tactile Map System with an Advanced Auditory Display. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 7 (4), pp. 53-75
  • Authenticating Anastylosis: Para Data in the Digital Reconstruction of Greyfrairs Church Leicester and the Tomb of King Richard III
    Cawthorne D., Davies S. (2015 Authenticating Anastylosis: Para Data in the Digital Reconstruction of Greyfrairs Church Leicester and the Tomb of King Richard III”, In Session 3A, A Dialogue Between Archaeological Science And Computer Visualization, CAA2015 – “Keep the Revolution Going”, 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Siena, 30th March – 3 April 2015, Annual Conference Book of Abstracts, University of Siena Department of History and Cultural Heritage, 2015, pp. 76-77, 525
  • Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation
    O'Sullivan, L., Picinali, L., Feakes, C. and Cawthorne, D. (2014) Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation. Forum Acousticum. Krakow, Poland: European Acoustics Association.
  • A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback
    O'Sullivan, L., Picinali, L. and Cawthorne, D. (2014) A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback. In: Rami Albatal et al. eds. Proceedings of the 8th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • McGruer - Why Art Matters in Yacht Design
    Cawthorne, D. (2013). McGruer - Why Art Matters in Yacht Design. In: Drysdale, G Clyde Classic Regatta & Design Symposium 21-23 June 2013 Official Programme. Glasgow: Gordon Drysdale. pp. 46-51.
  • The McGruer Lorne Class Yachts - Their History and Architecture
    Cawthorne, D (2013) The McGruer Lorne Class Yachts: Their History & Architecture. Lancaster: Scotforth Books an imprint of Carnegie Publishing Ltd. pp.1-382.
  • Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City
    Cawthorne, D., Watson, G. and Hugill, A. (2010) Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City. The XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA’ 2010 - Fusion of Cultures, Granada, Spain, Fco. Javier Melero & Pedro Cano (Editors). 6-9 April 2010

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Research interests/expertise

Architecture

Areas of teaching

Architecture

Qualifications

BSc Architecture
BArch (Hons)
PhD (Cantab)

Courses taught

Architecture

Membership of professional associations and societies

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Professional licences and certificates

Architects Registration Board (ARB) license to practice.

Recent research outputs

  • Proportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St. George of the Greeks, Cyprus
    Cawthorne, D. and Irodotou R. (2016) Proportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St George of the Greeks, Cyprus. Euromed 2016, in Proceedings of 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, 2016Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection 31st October – 5th November, Nicosia Cyprus. Springer International Publishing AG. M Ioannides et al., Editors. Euromed 2016, Part 1, Volume 10058 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-48496-9_3
  • Hidden but not lost; Exploring the Great Hall at Boughton House
    Gration, J.R., Cawthorne D. (2016) Hidden but not lost; Exploring the Great Hall at Boughton House. In: Session 6D Colour And Space In Cultural Heritage: Interdisciplinary Connections, CAA2015 – “Keep the Revolution Going”, 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Siena, 30th March – 3 April 2015, Annual Conference Book of Abstracts, University of Siena Department of History and Cultural Heritage, 2015, pp. 224-225
  • Driving Engagement in Heritage Sites Using Personal Mobile Technology
    Corah, T., Cawthorne D. (2016) Driving Engagement in Heritage Sites Using Personal Mobile Technology. CAA2015-Keep the Revolution Going. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 30th March – 4th April 2015, Sienna Italy. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd., Oxford, I(Open Access e-Pdf), Edited by Stefano Campana, Roberto Scopigno, Gabriella Carpentiero and Marianna Cirillo. Published 25 March 2016, Vol 1, pp.191-200
  • A Prototype Audio-Tactile Map System with an Advanced Auditory Display
    O'Sullivan, L. Picinali, L., Gerino, A. and Cawthorne, D. (2015) A Prototype Audio-Tactile Map System with an Advanced Auditory Display. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 7 (4), pp. 53-75
  • Authenticating Anastylosis: Para Data in the Digital Reconstruction of Greyfrairs Church Leicester and the Tomb of King Richard III
    Cawthorne D., Davies S. (2015 Authenticating Anastylosis: Para Data in the Digital Reconstruction of Greyfrairs Church Leicester and the Tomb of King Richard III”, In Session 3A, A Dialogue Between Archaeological Science And Computer Visualization, CAA2015 – “Keep the Revolution Going”, 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Siena, 30th March – 3 April 2015, Annual Conference Book of Abstracts, University of Siena Department of History and Cultural Heritage, 2015, pp. 76-77, 525
  • Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation
    O'Sullivan, L., Picinali, L., Feakes, C. and Cawthorne, D. (2014) Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation. Forum Acousticum. Krakow, Poland: European Acoustics Association.
  • A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback
    O'Sullivan, L., Picinali, L. and Cawthorne, D. (2014) A Prototype Interactive Tactile Display with Auditory Feedback. In: Rami Albatal et al. eds. Proceedings of the 8th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • McGruer - Why Art Matters in Yacht Design
    Cawthorne, D. (2013). McGruer - Why Art Matters in Yacht Design. In: Drysdale, G Clyde Classic Regatta & Design Symposium 21-23 June 2013 Official Programme. Glasgow: Gordon Drysdale. pp. 46-51.
  • The McGruer Lorne Class Yachts - Their History and Architecture
    Cawthorne, D (2013) The McGruer Lorne Class Yachts: Their History & Architecture. Lancaster: Scotforth Books an imprint of Carnegie Publishing Ltd. pp.1-382.
  • Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City
    Cawthorne, D., Watson, G. and Hugill, A. (2010) Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City. The XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA’ 2010 - Fusion of Cultures, Granada, Spain, Fco. Javier Melero & Pedro Cano (Editors). 6-9 April 2010

Key research outputs

 

Consultancy work

Cawthorne D, Moran R, “Leicester Cathedral Revealed”, a series of animated digital reconstructions and fly-through of fifteen phases of the evolution of Leicester Cathedral from 210AD to the present and including architectural proposals for a new cathedral visitor centre designed by van Heyningen and Haward Architects (VHH). Commercial contract for Leicester Cathedral. 04/07/2016-30/09/2016.

Cawthorne, D, Davies S., Irodotou, R., 3D digital reconstruction, 2D textured renders and a Large 3D print of a Reconstruction of Bradgate House. Commercial contract for the Bradgate Park Trust’s Bradgate Park Visitor’s Centre in collaboration with Creative Good Ltd, exhibition designers 25/04/2016-20/07/2016.

Commercial Sub-Contract for University of Leicester – Part of an AHRC research Grant Ref: AH/L008025/1, Title: Affective Digital Histories: Recreating De-industrial Places, 1970s to the Present, Prof. Ming Lim (P-I, University of Leicester), 05/10/2014 – 02/03/2015.

Leicester City Council (LCC) Commission for high quality CGI reconstruction of Greyfriars Church and Greyfriars Medieval Leicester for the new King Richard III Visitors centre 05/04/2014 – 20/06/2014.

BBC East Midlands, commercial contract: The Sir John Moore School, a 3D digital reconstruction of an un-built, late 17th century Wren/Hawksmoor design for a school in Derbyshire. Part of the BBC’s Great British Story TV series. Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, 05/05/2012 – 05/07/2012.

Commercial contract: Digital reconstruction of the Athenian 4th century BC Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and 3D prints of it at 1:20 for exhibition and other related work. Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, 06/06/2010 – 20/11/2010,

Leicester City Council Museum’s Department. Experimental 3D laser scanning of Roman artefacts and 3D printing of copies for exhibition and visitor handling. Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, 07/01/2010 – 11/07/2010.

Externally funded research grants information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Grant Reference: AH/L013290/1, Title: Digital Building Heritage: Phase 3”, Follow On funding. Research Organization: De Montfort University, Collaborating Institutions: Dept. of Archaeology University of Durham, Dept. of Archaeology University of Nottingham. Principal Investigator: Dr. Douglas Cawthorne, 03/02/2014 – 02/04/2015.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Connected Communities Showcase Award, award for project stand and display for exhibiting Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) work in an Edinburgh AHRC Showcase at Heriot Watt University, P.I. Dr. Douglas Cawthorne, June 2013-July 2013.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Grant Reference: AH/K007610/1, Title: “Digital Building Heritage: Phase II”, Follow On funding. Research Organization: De Montfort University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Douglas Cawthorne, 1/2/2013 – 31/12/2013

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Grant Reference: AH/J013366/1, Title: “Digital Building Heritage”, Research Organisation: De Montfort University, Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, 1/2/2012 – 31/01/2013.

Cawthorne D, Imbabi M.S. (Later R. Webster) EPSRC Grant GR/K23461/01, "The Use of Diffusive and Dynamic Insulation for Combined Heat Recovery and Ventilation in Buildings". 04 January 1995 - 03 January 1998

Internally funded research project information

Cawthorne, D, “The Newarke Through the Ages”. A Phased 3D digital reconstruction of the Newarke Precinct in Leicester from the Roman period (210 AD) to the Edwardian period (1904). For De Montfort University Heritage Centre. 17/10/ 2015 – 01/04/2016

Cawthorne, D, DMU Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) 5 Proof of Principle (PoP) Grant, Title: Commercialising Laser Scanning to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Dr Douglas Cawthorne (PI), 02/02/2015 – 31/07/2015

Picanali, L (PI) Cawthorne, D (CoI), Prof. Ferranti Neri (Co-I), Dr. Mark Case (Co-I), DMU Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) 5 Proof of Principle (PoP) Grant, Title: Audio Tactile Maps: Stage II 01/10/2014 – 30/06/2015

DMU Higher Education Investment Fund (HEIF) 5 Grant, Title: Audio Tactile Maps with Dr. Lorenzo Picinali, DMU, 6/01/2014 – 6/07/2014.

DMU RCIF2 Research Capital Investment Funding, Faro Focus 3D laser scanner and associated equipment. Research Organization: De Montfort University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Douglas Cawthorne, November 2013.

MU PhD Scholarship Award (Full Fees + £13,770 p/a Bursary for 3 years) “3D Digital Interpretation with English Heritage.” First Supervisor Dr. Douglas Cawthorne, PhD Student: October 2013 – October 2017.

DMU RCIF2 Research Capital Investment Funding, Computer equipment and software for Digital Building heritage Research. Research Organization: De Montfort University, Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, January 2013.

De Montfort University, Internal Award. 3D Visualization of development proposals for De Montfort University campus. 01/02/2011- 18/06/2011

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOTC) and East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA): Virtual Roman Leicester: research contract to build a 3D interactive virtual reality model of Roman Leicester in the year 2010AD using the Unity games engine, Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas Cawthorne, 01/01/2009 – 22/12/2009

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