[Humanist] 25.225 events: digital diasporas

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 9 22:49:00 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 225.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:55:47 +0100
        From: "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Digital diasporas: remaking cultural heritagein cyberspace

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.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at 

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


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