[Humanist] 29.353 events: archaeology; semantic mapping

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Mon Oct 5 09:40:57 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 353.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>                       (22)
        Subject: Semantic Mapping Workshop

  [2]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                    (7)
        Subject: CFP CAA 2016 Oslo Deadline 25 October

        Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 09:56:04 +0100
        From: Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>
        Subject: Semantic Mapping Workshop

We are having a two day workshop in Oxford on the 9th and 10th
November partnering
with the Cultural Heritage Programme at the Oxford e-Research Center
(OeRC), University of Oxford.

The workshop is appropriate for non-technical cultural heritage and
humanities experts who want to represent information contextually on the

The workshop will teach how to represent data in a contextual knowledge
representation format, the CIDOC CRM, using a unique mapping tool - and
explain why more projects and organisations are adopting this approach,
using practical examples. No previous knowledge of data mapping or CIDOC
CRM is required. A laptop with a reasonably sized screen, and an interest
in using the Semantic Web, is required. This might include curators and
scholars interested in digital representation and other experts involved in
representing cultural heritage information to different audiences. The
workshop includes data mapping exercises and learning some technical skills
to a basic level.

Details are available at


Dominic Oldman
Head of ResearchSpaceBritish Museum

        Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:23:00 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP CAA 2016 Oslo Deadline 25 October

Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 
29 March - 2 April 2016

The call for papers and posters for the Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference held 29 March - 2 April 2016 in Oslo (Norway) is now open. Submission can be uploaded via CAA conference management system.  Abstracts can contain up to 300 words. The submission deadline is 25 October 2015. Oral papers will present new and ground breaking research within the session themes. Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes provided at the end of each paper for questions. Presentations must be prepared in a way that is self-contained and work on all operating systems. One person may present one oral paper, but may also be a co-author of multiple papers. Authors can present both an oral paper and a poster. We will organise a digital poster gallery, in addition to the traditional printed poster presentations.

Submit your abstracts via the link on this page: http://caaconference.org/information/call-papers/
The annual CAA Conference is one of the major events in the calendar for scholars, specialists and experts in the field of computing technologies applied to archaeology.The 44th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016) has been given the theme “Exploring Oceans of Data”, in reference to Norway’s maritime heritage. The conference will address a multitude of topics. Through diverse case studies from all over the world, the conference will showcase ground-breaking technologies and best practice from various archaeological and computer-science disciplines. Archaeological documentation is, to an ever greater extent, born digital. Together with decades of digitalisation of archive material, we now have deep oceans of digital information that can and should be explored. Rivers worth of large data sets come from 3D, GIS, LIDAR, as well as near surface geophysical prospection.

The conference will bring together hundreds of participants from around the globe, immersing delegates in parallel sessions, workshops, tutorials and roundtables. The conference will be held at the University of Oslo, Norway, from March 29th to April 2nd 2016.

We warmly welcome participants and contributors from every corner of the world to the beautiful capital city of Norway. The harbour city of Oslo houses the spectacular Viking ships, which bravely set sail into the deep oceans some 1200 years ago.

For general information about the conference: caa2016conference at khm.uio.no

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