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Luca Brunke

PhD Student


Luca Brunke is a AHRC-funded PhD student. He is pursuing a Collaborative Doctoral Project on "Research-based 3D modeling of Renaissance built environments" that is supervised by Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter) and Joseph Padfield (National Gallery, London). His research aims to enhance the methodology of research-based reconstructions by focusing on the integration of structured art historical research data into their 3D reconstruction and by optimising the collaboration process between the scholars involved. For his dissertation, Luca Brunke will collaborate closely with other PhD students to create research-based 3D reconstructions of selected environments in Renaissance Florence.

Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Research IT 3D Modeler on the Florence4D project in Exeter and served as a research associate at the eScience Center in Tübingen that included technical and digital support for archaeological excavations.


2012-2015 | Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany); Bachelor of Arts in: 1. Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie und Archäologie des Mittelalters, 2. Paläoanthropologie.

2015-2016 | Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany); Certificate in Digital Humanities.

2016-2018 | University of Leiden (Netherlands); Master of Science in 1. Digital Archaeology, 2. Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period.

2021-present | University of Exeter (United Kingdom); PhD in Art History and Visual Culture.

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