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Curso de Tecnologías Computacionales Aplicadas a Arqueología

In collaboration with the University of Chester and the Past in its Place Project, we are giving the first Course on Computational Technologies Applied to Archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico, taking place 5-9 of October. The course include topics such as GIS and Spatial Analysis, 3D modelling, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry.

Image Processing and RTI for cathedrals

Today we set up the Speaking with the Dead exhibition at Chester cathedral. It’s located in the South transept if you want to see it and Howard Williams just wrote a blog entry about it. The exhibition is about how people have used and reused cathedrals for the commemoration of dead and is part of The Past in its place project.

CAA Mexico

I’m very glad to announce that the webpage for the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Mexico is now live. CAA is an international organization that brings together specialists in archaeology, computer science, mathematics, geographic information science, history, cultural heritage, conservation, digital humanities, web science, and museum studies that are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Telling stories with maps

I’m really looking forward to this workshop: Telling stories with maps: the geoweb, qualitative GIS and narrative mapping Digital Humanities Hub, University of Birmingham, 30 April 2014 Call for papers As part of the Hestia 2 seminar series exploring the different ways in which humanistic approaches to data visualization are challenging and transforming existing mapping practices, we are pleased to invite contributions to a one-day workshop that will examine the specific role of GIS in...

Portus Archaeology Course now online

I’m really glad to see that the efforts from the Archaeological Computing Research Group at Southampton University and particularly their work on Digital Humanities are now reaching the wider community. This is reflected in the launch of their online course The Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the lost harbour of ancient Rome.

Online course on Corpus Linguistics for Humanities & Social Sciences

According to CL2011, Corpus linguistics (CL) is the study of language and a method of linguistic analysis which uses a collection of natural or “real word” texts known as corpus. Corpus linguistics is used to analyse and research a number of linguistic questions and offers a unique insight into the dynamic of language which has made it one of the most widely used linguistic methodologies.

Python for Arcgis

. Python is a very approachable and powerful programming language. It is integrated into Arcmap and it allows you to automate and create workflows within it. Looking through my files, I found a good number of resources I have been saving in the past related to the use of Python, to automate processes in Arcgis. I thought of sharing them ’cause they were (and still are) very useful for me.

CAA2014: From stats to storylines

 Next year the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2014) is taking place in Paris. I’m co-organising a session with Philip Riris. The abstract is below and the call for papers is already open.From stats to storylines: computational approaches to archaeological spatial data and its interpretationAll archaeological information has an intrinsic spatial component, a fact which has been appreciated for as long as the discipline has existed.

Mapping Norman Nicholson’s Network

 I posted recently about visualisation techniques and GIS to analyse letter correspondence. As said there, the Spatial Humanities project needed still to finalise this piece of work. So here it is in PDF: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s Network.This work was based on the Norman Nicholson Archive of the University of Manchester.

How to split shapefile by Attributes

I generally receive questions about how to do some stuff in GIS and more particularly in Arcgis and lately I have received quite a few. So today I decided to continue with the series that I was doing some time ago about how-to-do things in GIS. I normally base this in Arcgis simply because if the software that many people use. However, if you want to ask me about other software like Idrisi, Qgis and GVSig and I happen to know the solution I’ll do my best to answer asap.

Visualisation techniques and GIS to analyse letter correspondence

As I posted the last time, Chris and I have been looking for ways of analysing a very interesting dataset we got from the Norman Nicholson Archive at John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester. The dataset basically consists on the correspondence that this very cool dude, Norman Nicholson, received throughout his life and therefore the network of relationships he built with other authors.

Visualizing data

I have been playing around with ways of visualizing data beyond the maps I normally create. I think there are many powerful ways of telling a story and I’m exploring new ways of doing this. This is just a test I created. Is for the research I’m doing with Chris Donaldson and that we are about to showcase at the MSA 15 in few days. The visualization is showing the correspondence that the English writer Norman Nicholson sustained with diverse literary figures such as T.S.

RTI explorations for Mexican Archaeology

As written by CHI, RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and color and enables the interactive re-lighting of the subject from any direction. RTI also permits the mathematical enhancement of the subject’s surface shape and color attributes. The enhancement functions of RTI reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical examination of the physical object. I have prepared another PTM experiment with Mexican material.

Hello world

Hi, after some time I decided to finally migrate my blog to a more ‘proper’ space. As always, I’ll be writing now and then about the developments on GIS, applications of technology to humanities and some of the parts of my research I’m most passionate about. Thank you so much for stopping by!A little gift of happiness:The post Hello world appeared first on spatialtech-humanities.

RTI for the Wordsworth Trust

During the summer we had the opportunity to participate in the Summer School that is organised by the Department of English and Creating Writing at Lancaster University and the Wordsworth Trust. The event was leaded by Sally Bushell, Simon Bainbridge and Jeff Cowton.