Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites (CERHAS) (DAAP)

John Hancock

The Mission of CERHAS is to unite research, education and public awareness through innovative and accessible high-quality multi-media presentations, and to connect the importance of our heritage to our modern conditions in meaningful ways.

We begin with land and the human touch on it. We aim to re-create environments now degraded or disappeared, or environments which suggest alternatives to real places, using computer modeling and associated dynamic techniques. Our spatial visualizations are then formulated as immersive exploratory environments in order to deliver rich interactive multimedia content experiences. Our mastery of atmospheric virtual environments, controlled interactivity, spatialized information design, and layered media treatments, positions CERHAS to deliver cutting-edge outcomes across multiple audiences, applications, and topic areas. We have created works for public education in schools, interactive exhibits for museums, videos and exhibits for historic and archaeological sites, interactive DVDs, and works in other media.

Collaborative and Funding Partners have included:

Behringer Crawford Museum
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Cincinnati Museum Center
Friends of Whitewater Shaker Village
George Gund Foundation
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Institute for Aegean Prehistory
Midwest Regional Humanities Center
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Ohio Arts and Humanities Councils
Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio River Way Inc
Ohio State University Newark
University of Tuebingen
US National Park Service