Fall 2016: Digital History Archaeology

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All common sessions may be followed on the SunoikisisDC YouTube channel.

  1. Sep 29. Introduction: Object artefact script (Gabriel Bodard)
  2. Oct 6. 3D Imaging, Photogrammetry (Sebastian Heath)
  3. Oct 13. Geography 1: Gazetteers (Valeria Vitale, Usama Gad and Gabriel Bodard)
  4. Oct 20. 3D Modelling, Computer Aided Design (Valeria Vitale)
  5. Oct 27. Geography 2: CartoDB (Tom Elliott)
  6. Nov 3. Geography 3: GIS (Leif Isaksen)
  7. Nov 10. Ontologies and Data Modelling (Arianna Ciula and Charlotte Tupman)
  8. Nov 17. Data Structuring and Querying (Tom Elliott and Sebastian Heath)
  9. Nov 24. Data Visualization (Jonathan Blaney, Sarah Milligan, Jane Winters)
  10. Dec 1. Network Analysis (Silke Vanbeselaere and Greg Woolf)
  11. Dec 8. Crowdsourcing Heritage and Conservation (John Pearce)
  12. Dec 15. Historical sources (Monica Berti)


This programme will run between September and December 2016, on Thursdays at 16h00 UK/11h00 New York, and is focussed around courses taught at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London (ICS03), and Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (ISAW-GA-3024), with other contributions from colleagues and students worldwide.

We will focus on collaborative, multidisciplinary and quantitative methods in data acquisition, analysis, dissemination and teaching, while addressing historical research questions. Students will be introduced to a wide range of projects, tools, methodologies and technical approaches around data organisation, standardisation and visualisation, geographical annotation and analysis, 3D scanning and imaging of material culture, and computer aided design of lost or incomplete architecture, via a blended combination of introductory lectures putting structured and enhanced data in the context of classical historical and archaeological sources. A series of online “common sessions” is co-taught with colleagues internationally and attended by a cohort of students from around the world; local practical tutorials and theory seminars reinforce the lectures with materials from local projects and discussion of course readings. Students will have the opportunity to implement some of the skills learned in the module, designing their own project, by agreement with the course tutor, which will be assessed along with a short report on the work.