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.
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.
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.
The use of computational social science methods in archaeology has steadily increased within the last ten years. An excellent overview of this area of research is presented in a volume edited by Andy Bevan and Mark Lake (Institute of Archaeology, UCL, UK), titled “Computational approaches to archaeological spaces“, which is expected to be published this month.
A new book that summarises the most important results of the Radio-past project has now been published. The volume presents many interesting ways of interpreting Roman towns using non-destructive survey methods, and is the outcome of the combined efforts of a multi-disciplinary and international team of archaeologists, geophysicists and geoarchaeologists.
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.
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.
I recently migrated all the content from this blog to my new website! www.spatialtech-humanities.com, I’m looking forward to see you there. Hi all, I hope you are having a great summer! Just a quick note to say that I’m migrating my blog to my new website. I hope you like it and continue following my research.
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.
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.
I have been working lately in the exploration through GIS techniques of special places and pathways travelled by three famous English writers. Chris Donaldson and our research team at Lancaster are looking to explore landscape affordances and identify the most travelled transects in the English Lake District by Thomas Pennant, Thomas Gray and Arthur Young.
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.
Hi! We recently presented our work in GISRUK 2013 at Liverpool. The event was great and we had very good fun. We saw many interesting papers and we got tons of inspiration. We were also pleased ’cause we got the prize to best poster at the conference. Take a look at the Spatial Humanities-poster here. Let us know what you think. The post GISRUK 2013 appeared first on spatialtech-humanities.
An exciting forthcoming event was just announced: New Technologies for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research, 7.-8. November 2013, @ Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Visit the website for more info: https://digitalgeoarchaeology.wordpress.
Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction created by fusing terrestrial laser scanning, electrical resistivity tomography and seismic refraction tomography data. Very nice work from the colleagues at the Geography Department in Heidelberg! The journal article describing the creation of the model is available here.
The Radio-Past closing event will take place in Ghent, Belgium between 15-17 January, 2013. The preliminary program is out and inlcudes many interesting presentations on geoarchaeology, remote sensing and geophysical survey! Have a look here: http://www2.radiopast.eu/?page_id=2332 Radio-Past website: http://www.radiopast.
Hi all, This time I would like to invite you to take part of this event. Is organized by my project Spatial Humanities at Lancaster University. The idea is the next: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly used by historians, archaeologists, literary scholars, classicists and others with an interest in humanities geographies. Take-up has been hampered by a lack of understanding of what GIS is and what it has to offer to these disciplines.
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On behalf of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 2013 Conference ‘Across Space and Time’, which will be held at the University Club of Western Australia in Perth, Australia on 25-28 March 2013, we would like to invite you to attend the session “Three-dimensional computational analysis and simulation in archaeological research”.
Hi guys, Just a quick post to tell you about the new website I developed for my current project, Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS and Places. You can access it here and it contains all the information and news on the use and development of new GIS methodologies for the analysis of texts. Although I am working with the History department and Literature at Lancaster this is quite exiting as it is opening new great possibilities also for historical archaeology.