About the Journal

The publication language of the journal: English

Aims and scope

Cultural Heritage and Science (CUHES) is an interdisciplinary academic, refereed journal for scholars and practitioners with a common interest in heritage.

Cultural Heritage and Science (CUHES) provide a multidisciplinary scientific overview of existing resources and modern technologies useful for the study and repair of cultural heritage and other structures. The journal will include information on history, methodology, materials, survey, inspection, non-destructive testing, analysis, diagnosis, remedial measures, and strengthening techniques.

Preservation of the architectural heritage is considered a fundamental issue in the life of modern societies. In addition to their historical interest, cultural heritage buildings are valuable because they contribute significantly to the economy by providing key attractions in a context where tourism and leisure are major industries in the 3rd millennium. The need for preserving historical constructions is thus not only a cultural requirement, but also an economic and developmental demand.

Therefore, Cultural Heritage and Science (CUHES) cover the main aspects related to the study and repair of an existing historical artifact, including:

  • Issues on the history of construction and architectural technology
  • General criteria and methodology for study and intervention
  • Historical and traditional building techniques
  • Survey techniques
  • Non-destructive testing, inspection, and monitoring
  • Experimental results and laboratory testing
  • Analytical and numerical approaches
  • Innovative and traditional materials for repair and restoration
  • Innovative strategies and techniques for repair and restoration
  • General remedial measures
  • Repair and strengthening of structures
  • Seismic behavior and retrofitting
  • Detailed and state-of-the-art case studies, including truly novel developments
  • Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Close-range photogrammetry applications for cultural heritage,
  • Laser scanning applications for cultural heritage,
  • 3D modeling applications for cultural heritage,
  • UAV photogrammetry applications for cultural heritage
  • Underwater photogrammetry applications for cultural heritage
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications for cultural heritage
  • Remote Sensing applications for cultural heritage
  • Archeologic studies
  • Architecture studies
  • History of Art studies
  • Description of novel technologies that can assist in the understanding of cultural heritage.
  • Development and application of statistical methods and algorithms for data analysis to further understanding of culturally significant objects.
  • Computer sciences in cultural heritage

The main objective is to provide an overview of existing resources useful for the rigorous and scientifically based study of the state of ancient structures and to present state-of-the-art novel research in the field. The journal will publish review papers, research papers, and detailed case studies. Interdisciplinary contributions will be highly appreciated.