Spatial Data Science, Archaeology and Heritage Management
One-day conference at the Acropolis Museum, Athens
Organised by Dr. Pari Kalamara (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities), Prof. Jan Paul Crielaard (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Over the last decades, Spatial Data Science has developed rapidly and produced a range of methods to model, visualize, simulate and analyse the world around us. But Spatial Data Science is also increasingly applied to the world of the past. In archaeological research it has revolutionized our understanding of past spatial dynamics. In heritage management Spatial Data Science methods are successfully applied to visualize and communicate values embodied in cultural heritage to different stakeholders. In this one-day conference we aim to reflect on past and future applications of Spatial Data Science tools like GIS and remote sensing, methods simulating and modelling past realities, and tools helping to visualize, sustain and valorize assets and values of cultural heritage or promote knowledge exchange. Following on from this we wish to discuss how new digital tools foster a spirit of knowledge sharing which also affects our research and publication strategies, and the management and presentation of cultural heritage sites.
The conference’s morning session will be devoted to the presentation of an innovative digital platform that has been developed within the context of a broader scientific project centring on southern Euboia, conducted by the Ephorate of Euboea and the Netherlands Institute at Athens. Combining a 3D map of the region with various remote sensing data and information about archaeological find places known from surveys and excavations, it offers an interactive tool for sharing knowledge with other scholars and monitoring cultural heritage. During the afternoon session a number of speakers will present past and current digital projects connected to the Mani, Corinthia, the Greek islands and the Via Appia in Rome as well as an update about the new Hellenic Archaeological Cadastre.
A cooperative research programme of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture / Ephorate of Euboea & The Netherlands Institute in Athens / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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