Giorgos Papantoniou, Apostolos Sarris, Christine E. Morris & Athanasios K. Vionis (eds.), Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space (Open Archaeology vol.5; special open-access issue), De Gruyter, 2019. Online ISSN: 2300-6560
The Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa) Network is pleased to announce that Open Archaeology vol. 5’s Special Open Access Issue ‘Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space’, edited by Giorgos Papantoniou, Apostolos Sarris, Christine E. Morris & Athanasios K. Vionis has been completely available online (click here)
The Issue focuses on digital approaches both to ritual space and to artifacts relating to ritual practice and cult. The terms ritual and cult are used broadly to include sanctuaries, temples, and churches, as well as the domestic and funerary spheres of life.
Contributions indicate a strong methodological focus on computational developments, digitization processes, and spatial analyses. Although the main focus of the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa) Research Network is the Mediterranean region, the team has also encouraged colleagues working in other areas of the world to contribute to this volume, with a view to stimulating wider methodological dialogues and comparative approaches. The chronological span ranges from prehistory to the recent past and includes cultural heritage management.
The issue contains studies first presented at the meeting held in Rethymnon, Crete, 19-21 October 2018.