EU Research and innovation for Cultural Heritage
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about EU funded research projects in frames of the European Research Council grants - the projects set up to promote and support historical heritage and carefully preservation of cultural values. Please see the following examples of the funded successful projects:
- History lessons for more resilient future
A wide-ranging EU-funded analysis of rural Western European societies. Its aim is to identify common characteristics that make some societies more resilient against disaster than others. Launched in 2014 and due for completion in 2019 and focused on Western Europe in the period between 1300 and 1800. The approach taken by the project has been to consider history as a living ‘laboratory’, where historical records can be analyzed to test hypotheses.
- Malta case study in the raise and fall of Civilization
EU-funded scientists the clearest picture yet of the complex and hidden history of ancient Malta. The findings could help us understand how cultures become sustainable, or collapse. This was a key objective of the Fragsus project, which has examined the impact of the first human settlements on Malta to assess the rapidity of deforestation, erosion and degradation.
- New insights to Great Gothic Vaults
The existing knowledge about gothic vaulting and ribbed arches turn out to be very incomplete. EU funded project which orientates Design Principles in Late-Gothic Vault Construction – A New Approach Based on Surveys, Reverse Geometric Engineering and a Reinterpretation of the Sources.
- Novel methods in 3D reconstruction can offer heritage preservers and curators new insights
The EU funded project ,,TITANIUM” is orientated on urban modeling Geometric models that are accurate and visually faithful. This is significant way to perform and set up urban modeling. It is improved way to scanning and presentation of historical site and turn it into a tangible subject.
- New radiocarbon dating techniques reveal secrets of early Saharan civilization
The EU supported project TRANS-SAHARA has challenged that position by exploring several key themes: trade, settlement type and economic activity, technological change, burial rites and identity, and migration. research reveals that the Sahara was much more densely populated in the pre-Islamic era than previously believed
Further information about the projects is available on ERC webpage