[Humanist] 31.254 events: Mayan archaeology; Isabella d'Este Archive

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Fri Aug 18 10:08:29 CEST 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 254.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Benjamin Vis <B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk>                         (26)
        Subject: Event: New Frontiers in Mapping the Maya Tropics, 7th of
                Sept, UoKent @ Medway

  [2]   From:    Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>     (10)
        Subject: Deanna Shemek and the Isabella d'Este Archive (IDEA) at the
                Medieval and Early Modern Centre (Sydney)


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        Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:04:00 +0000
        From: Benjamin Vis <B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk>
        Subject: Event: New Frontiers in Mapping the Maya Tropics, 7th of Sept, UoKent @ Medway

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce an event taking place at the University of Kent at Medway on the 7th of September 2017. At “New Frontiers in Mapping the Maya Tropics: Neotropical Digital Archaeology, Global Development, and Urban Ecosystems”, I will introduce public lectures by Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Calgary) and Scott Huston (Hutson). All are welcome to attend (free registration link below). Please do spread this message widely (or request a flyer to put up and distribute).

On the same theme there is a collaborative research meeting on the 8th of September 2017. This is invitee only. Should you have a specific research interest in Maya urbanism and its relevance to contemporary urban development, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Eastern ARC Digital Humanities presents:

New Frontiers in Mapping the Maya Tropics
Neotropical Digital Archaeology, Global Development, and Urban Ecosystems

Public lectures by Kathryn Reese-Taylor and Scott Hutson

Archaeologists using airborne LiDAR technology have started to reveal vast urban landscapes underneath the tropical forests of Central America.  We can now consider how mapping these inhabitation patterns can  help urban development today.   Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Calgary) and Scott Hutson (Kentucky) are experts in the mapping of tropical Maya cities.  Introduced by Eastern ARC Fellow Benjamin Vis (Kent) we will reflect on the archaeological opportunities this affords and the challenges it poses.

Where?
University of Kent at Medway
Royal Dockyard Church
16 College Rd, Chatham ME4 4QX

When?
7th of September 2017
Doors:  15:30
Start:     16:00
Drinks: 18:30

Free registration at: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=8808F45019E82DE7F407C393310705EA
More info at: http://easternarc.ac.uk/latest-news/eastern-arc-digital-humanities-conference/ Or contact:
Sarah Tetley (S.R.Tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk<mailto:S.R.Tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk>)|Benjamin Vis (B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk<mailto:B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk>)

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Dr Benjamin N. Vis | +44 (0)1227 82 <+44%20(0)1227%2082%20> 6543 | https://kent.academia.edu/BenjaminVis |

School of European Culture & Languages | University of Kent |

Rutherford College W3.E7 | Canterbury CT2 7NX | UK |


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        Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:29:18 +0000
        From: Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>
        Subject: Deanna Shemek and the Isabella d'Este Archive (IDEA) at the Medieval and Early Modern Centre (Sydney)


Deanna Shemek and the Isabella d’Este Archive 
Medieval and Early Modern Centre
University of Sydney
(http://isabelladeste.web.unc.edu)

IDEA: Isabella d’Este Archive is an exciting new scholarly website for study of the Italian Renaissance through the correspondence, music, and collecting of Isabella d’Este (1474-1539), marchesa of Mantua. Daughter of the Este dukes of Ferrara and wife of Francesco II Gonzaga, Isabella d’Este left a legacy of over 29,000 letters which address topics ranging from art collecting and fashion to governing and diplomacy, from food and animals to health and travel. These are now available for study as scanned, high resolution images in IDEA. IDEA also features projects on Isabella’s music patronage and performance and on her collection of ceramics. In collaboration with the Italian center for supercomputing, Cineca, the IDEA team is also developing an immersive, virtual  recreation of Isabella’s famed studiolo, the first, signature art collection assembled by a European woman.

Deanna Shemek
Deanna Shemek is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is the author of Ladies Errant: Wayward Women and Social Order in Early Modern Italy (1998) and co-editor of Phaethon’s Children: The Este Court and its Culture in Early Modern Ferrara (2005) and Writing Relations: American Scholars in Italian Archives (2008). She edited and co-translated Adriana Cavarero, Stately Bodies: Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of Gender (1995). While publishing essays on Ariosto, Aretino, Boccaccio, and a number of women poets, she has been studying the correspondence of Isabella d’Este for many years. She is editor and translator of the Selected Letters of Isabella d'Este (Toronto and Tempe AZ, 2017), and co-director of the online project for study of the Italian Renaissance, IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive http://isabelladeste.web.unc.edu.

All the best,

Francesco Borghesi
Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group




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