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 – http://caaconference.org/) will be held between March 14th and 16th, 2017 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Already looking forward to attending CAA 2016! The next Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology will be held in Oslo, between 29th March-2nd of April, 2016. Sessions will address many aspects related to the current use of digital technologies in archaeology.
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.
The e-proceedings of the first CAA GR conference have now been published! :-) Many thanks to the authors and the reviewers for their contribution. You can download the whole volume here: (For faster access right click on the link on the website and choose “Save link as” to save on your computer.) Papadopoulos, C., Paliou, E., Chrysanthi, A., Kotoula, E., and Sarris, A. (Eds) 2015. Archaeological Research in the Digital Age.
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.
The second volume of the CAA 2012 proceedings was published a few days ago and is freely available from this link. The volume, that covers the full breadth of computer applications in archaeology, also includes a paper I co-authored with Cristina Corsi, while I was working at the “Radiography of the Past” project.
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.
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.
I am very happy to announce that the open access version of the volume “Spatial analysis and social spaces: Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments” has now been published! You can access the full contents from this link: http://www.degruyter.
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...
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.
Over the past few years there has been many interesting discussions about women and technology.
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.
The program for our session (S22) ‘Reading between the lines: Computing applications for the analysis of archaeological and historical texts’ is already available. This will take place at the Computer Applications in Archaeology conference at Paris this April.
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).
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.
Bringing technologies to humanities research Recently, I was contacted by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group through Dr. David Johnson. They were wondering where they could find a course on Google Earth useful to Archaeologists.
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 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.
The Spatial Humanities team is organising a session at the CAA2014 Conference. The aim is to bring together scholars that are dealing with texts of historical and archaeological interest. The call for papers is open now.