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THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND THEODORE B. GUÉRARD LECTURE SERIES
Cultural Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean
New approaches and technologies for interpreting space – “the spatial turn” — are having a profound impact on human communication, and the structures of social, economic, and political systems. This colloquium will model three perspectives for social networking and connectivity, bringing together the past and future.
On Thursday, February 21
“The Character of the Inhabitants:
Environmental Theory in Classical Antiquity”
Prof. Michael Maas | 4:00 p.m., Randolph Hall, Alumni Hall
“How Romans Saw the World through Portable Sundials”
Prof. Richard Talbert | 5:30 p.m., Randolph Hall, Alumni Hall
On Friday, February 22
“Deep Mapping Archaeology:
Qualitative GIS, Citizen Science, and Immersive Sensual Worlds”
Prof. Trevor Harris | 3:30 p.m., SSMB, Rm. 129
The College Co-sponsors: School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs;
of Department of Art History; Department of Political Science /Geography Program;
Charleston Historic Preservation & Community Planning Program; The Santee-Cooper GIS Laboratory; Classics Club
The Spatial Humanities team in Lancaster is organising a free two-day workshop in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for postgraduate students and early career researchers. The intensive two-day course does not require any prior knowledge on GIS and will introduce you to its data management, mapping and export functionality. I can definitely recommend attending this workshop, the team in Lancaster is doing some great pioneering work in spatial humanities and will make sure you get excited by GIS too.
This past week, Deb Brown, who co-organized our panel at the Archaeological Institute of America's annual meeting made the talks available on the YouTubes.
All the papers were very solid on this panel and it provides a nice overview of the state of the field. I offered a reflection on the paper in their immediate aftermath here and have more to say on the topic in here…
At the AIA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Deb Brown co-organized a session on managing archaeological data. The talks were recorded, and she has made them publicly available via YouTube. Bill Caraher, one of the speakers, has compiled them nicely within a single blog post.
Arches is an open-source, web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management. Purpose-built for the international cultural heritage field, Arches is designed to record all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings and other historic structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. Read a joint statement from the leaders of the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, the organizations that have partnered to lead the development of Arches.
Filed under: Websites of Interest Tagged: heritage management, open source
Preposted from the antiquist…
Ever wondered what all this complex systems talk in archaeology is about, or how to design your own sophisticated simulation model? Then this might be for you:
We will organise a workshop on complex systems and agent-based simulations models in archaeology at the CAA Conference in Perth, Australia, this March. Places are still available but Early Bird Registration to the conference ends on Thursday February 7th, so hurry up to get a discount! The workshop itself is free of charge.
The workshop will take place on Monday March 25th and will consist of a morning and an afternoon session. At the end of the day you will be able to design and program your own simulation model to help you answer your research questions in archaeology or related social sciences – guaranteed …
Registration for the conference at:
Registration to the workshop will be announced on the CAA website soon, but you can already reserve a seat by contacting Carolin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there.
Carolin, Iza, Tom and Eugene
Carolin Vegvari (Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Iza Romanowska (Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton)
Tom Brughmans (Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of Southampton)
Eugene Ch’ng (IBM Visual and Spatial Technology Centre, University of Birmingham)
Filed under: Conferences Tagged: agent based, GIS, modeling
Middle East Technical University
Graduate Program in Settlement Archaeology Graduate Symposium Series 5
29-30 April 2013, METU Ankara
GIS Applications in Archaeology
Understanding the distribution of material culture in time and space forms the basis of archaeological studies. While the typological analysis of material culture enables archaeologists to analyse societal changes within a chronological order, the study of artefacts in relation to space reveals the sorts of relationships between human beings and the natural environment as well as constructed space. These relationships can be analysed in a variety of scales ranging from singular to plural units, from domestic to urban space and within local or regional settlement contexts. In the past decade, the collection, storage, analyses and interpretation of archaeological data through the use of GIS applications have become an important tool. Today, while GIS has become the most commonly used tool for spatial documentation, its potential for cultural heritage management and conservation, the discovery of new archaeological sites, statistical analyses of archaeological data and space and modelling is very well recognized.
The Graduate Symposium series organized by the Graduate Program in Settlement Archaeology at the Middle East Technical University this year invites papers on GIS Applications in Archaeology for its meeting on 28-29 April 2013. The symposium is open to any field of study pertaining to the topic. The applicants are expected to send an abstract of maximum 250 words to email@example.com until 1 March 2013. The applicants will be notified of the process by 5 March 2013.
Filed under: Academia, Conferences
In September, the Ancient World Online (AWOL) posted an annotated list of resources for ancient geography. Better late than never, so here’s the link:
Filed under: Websites of Interest Tagged: classical archaeology, GIS, Topography
Our panel yesterday on Managing Archaeological Data in a Digital Age was really nice. There was an engaged audience and a diverse but cohesive group of papers. What more could you want for a panel on the final day of the conference?
I won’t bother to sum up the paper in part because they should be made available before too long on the Youtubes or similar.
Bill Caraher provides some of his thoughts on the panel on archaeological data, presented on Sunday morning. Of possible to geospatial folks, as this invariably affects much of how we manage spatial data.