College of Humanities, School of Arts & Department of History of Art and Archaeology

Professor Graeme Earl

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College of Humanities Head of College Department of History of Art and Archaeology Professor of Archaeology
BA, MSc, PhD
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Graeme is an archaeologist and digital humanist whose research and educational innovation have had a broad international impact, including on the archaeology of the Mediterranean, East Africa and East Asia.

He has been a visiting professor both at Keio University in Tokyo, focused on interaction design in cultural heritage, and at the Australian National University in Canberra. He co-directed fieldwork at Portus, the sea port of Rome, and at sites across the Roman Mediterranean and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge. His work across the Mediterranean has also involved close collaboration with the British School at Rome.

Graeme has worked with and for creative organisations in broadcast media, architecture, games and immersive technologies, enabling them to draw on the past as inspiration. For example, as co-director of National Gallery X he enabled a series of artist-led partnerships in creative research and development, with the aim of inspiring new work in and with cultural and creative organisations, through co-production.

Research interests

Graeme's research focuses on the intersection of cultural heritage and digital technologies, and in particular how this enables documentation, analysis and sharing of archaeology. He has worked with museums and cultural heritage organisations worldwide to support access to cultural collections in ways that make the best both of physical and digital encounters.

His current research is examining interaction design in museums, and in particular the possibilities of mixed reality and the internet of things.

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