Digital Building Heritage

Digital Building Heritage Overview

The Digital Building Heritage Group is a multi-disciplinary research cluster of staff and research students at De Montfort University with a shared interest in the use of digital technologies to record, visualize and interpret historic buildings and artifacts. We work effectively together with a range of public, private and community heritage organisations and we carry out high quality, internationally recognised research. Our projects are clearly formulated as 'real world' research which is seen as one of the core strengths of De Montfort University. These projects cross traditional boundaries, with the aim of enhancing the quality of DMU’s teaching and research programmes and serving the needs of society in a transformational way.

The Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Members of the Digital Building Heritage Group and their research interests are listed below:

  • Dr. Douglas Cawthorne
    Architectural heritage interpretation theory and practice
    Digital heritage project management
    Architectural and exhibition design for heritage studies
    3D digital modelling, 3D laser scanning and documentation and 3D printing historic architecture for research and exhibition.
    Digital methods in historic building Conservation
    Mobile device software development for heritage applications
    Data curation in architectural heritage
    Community heritage studies
    Historic Interiors
    Industrial heritage
    Design for Adaptive re-use of historic buildings.
  • Dr. Emily Baines
    Digital heritage/ heritage interpretation
    Industry analysis and the influence of industry structure on innovation
    Corporate strategy, competences and value structure
    The formation of taste and knowledge paradigms
    Semiotics and the communication of meaning within material culture
    Sustainable design and corporate sustainability strategy
    Modernism in the British textiles industry
    West African export printed textiles
  • Dr. Thom Corah
    Multimedia animation, computer programming, and audio Production for Heritage applications.
    Mobile technologies and apps for heritage applications
    Methods of intuitive interaction.
  • Mr. Nick Higgett
    Mobile App Design for heritage applications.
    Multimedia Design, Web Design and Usability.
    Virtual/Digital Heritage,
    Interactive Design.
    3D Computer Modelling and Animation for heritage.
  • Dr. Andrew Hill
    Sound-scapes for heritage interpretation applications
    Audio for mobile device applications.
  • Dr. Eujin Pei
    Additive Manufacture (FDM / 3D printing).
    3D printing of archaeological and historic artifacts.
    3D modelling of historic vehicles and products.
    Laser scanning historic and pre-historic artifacts and for conservation and 3D printing.

Click here for futher information on the Digital Building Heritage Group and here to apply.

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