Digital Cultural Heritage Research Cluster


Digital Cultural Heritage Research ClusterType: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

Inspired by UNESCO’s mission to protect cultural heritage in danger of destruction, this program will harness expertise across multiple disciplines and schools at Vanderbilt to develop new digital methods for identifying, studying and preserving historic cultural expressions. This project connects humanistic research with emergent digital technologies for the creation and manipulation of 3-D models, immersive digital environments and complex databases and data formats capable of modeling the heterogeneous and complex forms of humanistic data. These resources will support digital research and next-generation undergraduate and graduate education on cultural heritage. Faculty will unify traditional disciplinary-specific university infrastructures to foster and maximize the impact of Digital Cultural Heritage projects already underway, while fueling new initiatives.

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

College of Arts & Science

Blair School of Music

  • Joy Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair or Music Literature/History

Divinity School

School of Engineering