(seminar) Digital diasporas: remaking cultural heritage in cyberspace

This is to announce the last of this year’s seminars:
Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2011

Friday August 12th at 16:30
Room 37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Valentina Asciutti & Stuart Dunn (KCL)
Digital diasporas: remaking cultural heritage in cyberspace


Throughout history, artefacts have been removed from their original location by a series of processes, leaving a fragmented picture of the material past. Geospatial and visualization technologies give us the opportunity to visualize and conceptualize the histories of such dispersed heritage, recording findspot, current location and physical and interpretive stages that went between. Using examples including Romano-British verse inscriptions and geographic data gathered on Hadrian’s Wall, we will show a database of different types of cultural heritage objects with multiple location fields. Using a combination of quantitative GIS and KML-based views of the data, we will illustrate how the history of artefacts can be traced through both time and location.

For the full abstract see:

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard@kcl.ac.uk, Stuart.Dunn@kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony@ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2011.html

Posted by: simon mahony (simon.mahony@kcl.ac.uk).

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