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AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative

e-Science Research Grant and Postgraduate Studentship Awards

The AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative is pleased to announce the results of this funding call, which saw the awarding of seven major research grants in Arts and Humanities e-Science to a total value of over 2m. The projects cover a wide range of subjects in both the arts and the humanities, from dance and music to museum studies, archaeology, classics and Byzantine history, and a wide range of e-Science technologies. A central feature of all is the substantial involvement of computer scientists alongside arts and humanities researchers. Four of the projects have also received a four-year postgraduate studentship to train young researchers in this field of work.

By developing new and advanced methods in areas such as the image-processing of ancient manuscripts, choreography in virtual space, the computer simulation of a famous medieval battle, and the use of 3-D scanning to analyze the surfaces of museum objects, the scheme will not only open up new avenues in arts and humanities research, but will also test and extend the present range of e-Science technologies, and thus ultimately enhance their use in other domains as well. The awards are as follows:

Principle Investigator Institution Project Title
Helen Bailey University of Bedfordshire Relocating Choreographic Process: The impact of Grid technologies and collaborative memory on the documentation of practice-led research in dance
Alan Bowman University of Oxford Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents
Tim Crawford Goldsmiths College, University of London Purcell Plus: Exploring an eScience Methodology for Musicologists
Vincent Gaffney University of Birmingham Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert
Sally MacDonald University College London E-Curator: 3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment
Julian Richards University of York Archaeotools: Data mining, facetted classification and E-archaeology
mc schraefel University of Southampton musicSpace: Using and Evaluating e-Science Design Methods and Technologies to Improve Access to Heterogeneous Music Resources for Musicology

For further details about all these projects, see http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/projects.