SEAHA

[ siː hɑː ]

Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology

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My post-graduate research is part of an EPSRC-funded initiative for applications of science and engineering in arts, heritage, and archaeology. It pertains to the optimization of non-destructive imaging techniques for assessing the moisture content of historic walls. Read more about the ‘Wet walls’ project.

Scientific advancement within the heritage field is often undertaken by active conservators and relies on appropriating technological advancements from other disciplines. More recently in the UK a strong academic and research community has developed, centered around not only progressing analysis and preservation techniques, but using the interdisciplinary nature of the heritage sector as a medium for technological innovation with significant implications for the broader scientific community.

The CDT is structured such that all incoming students participate in the Master of Research programme at University College London (UCL) prior to continuing their doctoral work at UCL, University of Oxford or University of Brighton. CDT participants gain an enriched doctoral experience, as their primary research is supplemented by cohort activities, frequent residential retreats and a large list of heritage partners.