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AHRC CDA Success

Published: 21 April 2009
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The Archaeological Computing Research Group has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Award.

This will fund a three year doctorate analysing Roman polychrome statues, with a particular emphasis on the reconstruction and computer-based visualisation of examples recovered from Herculaneum. The doctorate is based around an ongoing interdisciplinary project drawing on colleagues from archaeology, conservation, art history, computer science and engineering, and a pilot study carried out in 2008. It is the first AHRC CDA to be funded with an international partner - the International Centre for the Study of Herculaneum. The ICSH is a partnership between the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, the Comune di Ercolano, and the British School at Rome.

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