SEAHA doctoral projects are nested within at least one of the following SEAHA research strands, together representing the full cycle of creation of data, knowledge and enterprise:
- Data creation addresses skills gaps in documenting, understanding, interpreting, conserving and establishing the origin of arts, heritage and archaeology objects through materials imaging, metrology, sensing, data analysis, spectroscopy, materials characterisation and modelling. The focus here is on multidimensional information (x-y-z-time-spectra): X-Ray/UV/VIS/IR/THz, including synchrotron and microscopic techniques imaging with associated recording and representation of form, colour and material properties with computational image/form analysis, leading to remote, predictive maintenance and digital crafting.
- Data to knowledge addresses skills gaps in presenting, managing, communicating and visualising arts, heritage and archaeology, consisting of knowledge and content creation from data and the development of mathematical, statistical and computational skills in the domains of analysis and mining of big data, crowd sourcing and new interaction technologies on object/collection/institution/country/global scales.
- Knowledge to enterprise addresses skills gaps in improving visitor participation, engagement, improved public service and enterprise creation through digital technology and economic skills, digital humanities, citizen science, digital standards and understanding the “digital footprint”, and processes of translating techniques developed in highly specialised research contexts and generalising them to create sustainable enterprises.