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Opportunities

SEAHA will support your career along three typical paths. We have started recruitment for our 2015/2016 studentships, please continue to check the website over the coming weeks for new opportunities. Information on how to apply can be found in the project adverts below. You may also wish to consider registering your interest by sending an email to the SEAHA Manager.

Current opportunities available to start in 2015:

‘An optimised system for Multispectral Imaging of Documentary Material’

This cross-disciplinary project applies multispectral imaging techniques to the emerging field of digital humanities in the multispectral imaging of documents to enhance the reading of lost text, corrections and watermarks. In this project, you will characterise and validate multispectral imaging for use in the cultural and heritage sectors. The project will be supervised jointly by UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering and UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, R B Toth Associates, British Library and London Metropolitan Archives.

‘Strain modelling in historical tapestries’

This studentship will investigate cutting edge real-time in-situ tri-axial strain monitoring sensors to provide data to inform analytical modelling of tapestries using Finite Elements and explicit mathematical formulations together with modern Dynamic Equilibrium methods used in fabric simulations. The project will be jointly supervised by the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering , UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Applications for the following opportunities have now closed:

‘Comparison of painting lining methods for historic house environments’

An excellent opportunity for a student wishing to develop skills in a range of mechanical and spectroscopic techniques, including digital image correlation, dynamic mechanical analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance and near infrared spectroscopy. This project will be jointly supervised by UCL Department of History of Art , UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, EH Collections Conservation Team and LaVision UK Ltd.

‘Spectrally dependent light sensitivity of modern materials’

This is an exciting project for candidates looking to build knowledge and skills in material and polymer science, illumination technologies, radiometry, photometry and colorimetry, as well as the conduct of colour appearance experiments with groups of observers and statistical analysis of experimental data. This project will be jointly supervised by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Philips Research and the V&A.

‘Hyperspectral imaging for heritage: From books to bricks’ 

This is an exciting project for candidates looking to build knowledge and skills in material science, spectroscopic techniques, product development (equipment and technique), and the use of non-standard software for visualising and interpreting hyperspectral data. This challenging interdisciplinary project will enable you to seek employment in any number of multidisciplinary environments: from academia to industry. The project will be supervised jointly by The University of Oxford School of Geography and the environment , UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, The Bodleian Libraries and Headwall Photonics.

 

 

Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology