Apologies for cross posting.
Although this might not seem of immediate relevance to you, I'm hoping that you will be able to help me make some useful contacts.
We are offering a new taught MA in Performance Space and IT Modelling and while this is aimed at a study of computer reconstructions in theatre architecture, I hope that it might also be of interest to archaeology graduates/ands.
We have encountered an unforeseen recruiting issue, that is all of our applicants have come from a computer background (it seems that they don't teach theatre history like they used to!). It's not that our applicants are academically weak, it's just that there seems to be a strong tendency towards just wanting to learn the software rather than a genuine interest in computer reconstruction as an interrogative tool.
I would like to stress that I am not coming to your list as a last resort, our intention was always to offer this course to students from any subject background who showed a genuine interest. The academic content and case studies are inevitably of a theatrical nature, but the focus on the Ma is really on the techniques, problems and application of computer modelling in historical reconstruction.
The MA if offered jointly by the Universities of Kent and Warwick and many of the teaching (at both sites) are closely involved with THEATRON, a Warwick based group concerned with virtual reality and multimedia for heritage clients. Current and completed projects include the theatres at Athens, Messene and Pompey. Theatron is currently in receipt of funding from the EU and AHRB to continue this work. The two departments are also being considered in the current round of AHRB funding as a Centre of Excellence.
Anyway, here's the pitch. If you think that this may be of interest to any of your colegues or students please pass it on.
A taught MA programme has been jointly developed by Prof. David Thomas at
Warwick and Prof Christopher Baugh at Kent. Its focus is the application
and presentation of computer modelling within theatre studies. It aims to
explore applications within both theatre history and within contemporary
scenography and theatre architecture. Students may register with either
university and be resident at either campus. Teaching and learning will be
on line, but workshops and tutorial work will be in person. Please advise
interested students of this and invite them to visit our new web site at:
If you have any comments or querys please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks for your help and attention