Dr. George Bevan
Associate Professor and Head of Department (Acting)
Department of Geography and Planning
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D130
George Bevan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Classics, Geological Science and Engineering, and Art History/Art Conservation. After earning a PhD in 2005 from the University of Toronto, he came to Queen’s University in 2007, where he was first appointed to the Department of Classics, before joining Geography and Planning in 2016. George’s undergraduate teaching covers the History of Cartography, Energy Geography, as well as Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geographical Information Science.
George’s lab focuses on the application of Geomatics to the documentation of cultural heritage. Informed by Critical Heritage Studies, the lab uses various measurement technologies to provide accurate and practical solutions to documentation challenges. Current areas of active research include the use of Remotely Piloted Autonomous Systems (RPAS) to record active archaeological excavations at the site of Stobi (Republic of North Macedonia), the application of photogrammetric monoplotting to combine aerial and terrestrial photos to document heritage landscapes, the stereo analysis of declassified CORONA and HEXAGON satellite imagery, the historical geography of the Balkans, and the application of the Cultural Stone Stability Index (CSSI) in stone conservation. New areas of interest in his lab include aerial LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and the Photogrammetric processing of scanned aerial photography. Student applications to work in any of these areas, and in tangential areas, are welcome at the MA, MSc and PhD levels. Undergraduate theses are also welcome from qualified students.