Professor Matthew Nicholls will talk about ‘Virtual Rome: A Digital Model of the Ancient City’. This is the second Bristol Classical Association lecture of 2019/20.
Professor Nicholls has spent several years creating a large-scale digital model of ancient Rome, for use in his teaching and research at Reading and Oxford universities. He has also worked with broadcasters and computer games companies, and produced a five-week free online course (‘MOOC’) based on the model which over 30,000 people have now taken. This talk will look at how Matthew made this model, what evidence it is based on, and some of the uses to which it has been put. Everyone is welcome to attend the talk although it may be particularly relevant to those teaching or studying the city of Rome.
All talks will be held at Badminton School, Peace Memorial Hall. Please email Barbara Bell ([email protected]) to register your interest. There are no tickets, and talks are free for paying Bristol Classical Association members, students, and school pupils. There will be a cost of £5 for visitors. Refreshments available from 6.30pm.