Topic: history & archaeology

Screenshot of GlobalXplorer showing satellite imagery of Peru, broken into tiles about the size of a few city blocks (page designed by Mondo Robot; image ©DigitalGlobe 2016)
A recently launched website is inviting you to become a citizen archaeologist

A year ago, University of Alabama professor Sarah Parcak won a $1 million TED Prize for her work in “space archaeology” — using satellite imagery beamed down from space to search for archaeological sites lost through time. Today, Parcak launches GlobalXplorer, a citizen science platform that encourages people around the world to identify and preserve our collective heritage. Continue reading


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EAGLE MediaWiki – vote now!

EAGLE project and network aims to build a multi-lingual online collection inscriptions from the Greek and Roman World. The aim of the network is to make available the vast majority of the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world, complete with … Continue reading


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Summer school Digital Editing/Digital Humanities

The University of Grenoble-Alpes together with the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes with the sponsorship of ITN DIXIT* organises a summer school in Digital Editing and Digital Humanities. Details will be published shortly, but the summer school is aimed at … Continue reading


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Corpus of Florentine Painting, a digitization project

The Corpus of Florentine Painting is a project of the years 1920s by Richard Offner, Art Historian at New York University, which aimed at deploying a systematic study of Florentine painting from its beginning to the Reinassance, cataloguing the works … Continue reading


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A technological innovation to serve changing archaeological practice – ArchAIDE project press conference

ArchAIDE Project A technological innovation to serve changing archaeological practice Take a picture and discover the past! Press Conference: Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:30 am Location: Rome, San Michele a Ripa Complex – Room Molajoli A team of researchers have … Continue reading


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Unlocking the Potential of Digital Archaeological Data – ARIADNE Final Conference

The ARIADNE Research Infrastructure final conference “Unlocking the Potential of Digital Archaeological Data” will be held in the beautiful Sala Luca Giordano in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy on Thursday 15th to Friday 16th December 2016. The Conference will … Continue reading


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Digital Past 2017

Digital Past is a two day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. The conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a … Continue reading


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Use of freehand sketching in the modern interdisciplinary conservation of cultural heritage

Prof. Anna Lobovikov-Katz, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, was one of the members in the scientific committee at EuroMed 2016 and on the occasion of the conference she presented two papers. One was focused … Continue reading


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2nd International Conference on Art & Archaeology 2016

The main objective of Art&Archaeology2016 is to advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge connected with human cultural heritage. Heritage is our legacy from the past. It is our source for understanding the human mind, its capabilities and potential. Knowledge of the past … Continue reading


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STORM: a new challenge to mitigate the impact of harsh climate events upon cultural heritage

European Union heritage assets are extremely exposed to climate change and natural hazards, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. STORM is a new project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme, which undertakes the challenge of researching new ways to improve the resilience of cultural heritage against the effects of harsh climate events, thus mitigating their impact. Continue reading