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Call for papers

And another CAA is approaching! Deadline for paper abstracts: 28th of October ———————————————————————— The next International conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017 – will be held between March 14th and 16th, 2017 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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.

Call for papers: CAA 2015 session “Formal approaches to visibility analysis in ancient architectural spaces and cultural landscapes”

The next CAA International conference will take place in Siena, between March 30th and April 3rd 2015. As always, the CAA conference is expected to be an informative, stimulating, and entertaining not-to-be- missed event for all those interested in computer applications in archaeology.  The program features many great sessions focusing on a variety of different technologies. Among others a session on formal approaches to visibility analysis will be organised by Giacomo Landeschi and me.

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...

A new free online course on Roman Archaeology and Digital Technologies

Registration for the free online course on the “Archaeology of Portus: exploring the lost harbour of Ancient Rome” is now open! The online course is the new exciting project of the University of Southampton and promises to be a fascinating experience for those interested in Roman Archaeology and the application of digital technologies to the study of Roman sites. More details you can find at the project’s  website.

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.

Arcland-CAAGR workshop grants

There are still grants available to attend a CAA GR workshop on 3D recording technologies for fieldwork and artefacts. The grants are offered by CAA GR in collaboration with Archaeolandscapes network. A limited number of grants will be offered to eligible students and scholars that cover registration fees, accommodation (2 nights), travel expenses to Crete (Rethymno) and daily reimbursement (up to a maximum of 500 Euros per grant).

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.

The call for papers for the CAA GR 2014 conference is now open!

I am very happy to announce that the call for papers for the first CAA GR conference is now open! The CAA GR 2014 conference (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology – Greek chapter) will be held at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies at Rethymno, Crete from Friday 7th to  Saturday 8th March 2014. You can find instructions on abstract submission on the official website of the conference. Abstract submission deadline: 1st November 2013.

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.