Anthony Masinton

Computing Officer


Anthony is the Departmental Computing Officer.

He has a BA in English and Anthropology from the University of Denver and an MA in Medieval Archaeology from Durham University. He holds a PhD in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. His doctoral work studied the late medieval relationship between God and man in English parish churches.

He has also been developing the use of computer modelling techniques to assist research into the use of space in historic buildings. He has particular expertise in buildings survey, CAD, and virtual reality.

Departmental roles


Anthony teaches buildings survey and archaeological computing on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the MSc in Archaeological Information Systems, the MA in Buildings Archaeology, Second Year Computing and the Undergraduate Field School.


He also provides general computing support for the Department and associated projects.


Current research activities

  • The survey and virtual restoration of the Cistercian Abbey of Zaraka, Stymfalia, Greece
  • Interactive real-time modelling of masonry building statics
  • Rapid modelling of York city parish churches

Research interests

  • Survey of Historic Buildings
    Virtual Reality Modelling and Reconstruction of Buildings and Artefacts
    Agent Simulation
    Computer Simulation of Buildings Statics
    Close-Range Photogrammetry
    Use of Game Engines to Create Real-Time Online Environments


Anthony Masinton

Contact details

Dr Anthony Masinton
Computing Officer

Tel: (44)1904 433953
Fax: (44)1904 433902