Title

From the Ground Up: Digital Approaches to the Ancient Past

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Session

#s4a: From the Ground Up: Digital Approaches to the Ancient Past, moderator Todd Suomela

Start Date

8-10-2017 8:30 AM

End Date

8-10-2017 10:00 AM

Description

In this panel discussion, we examine how digital approaches are reshaping classical studies, archaeology, and history. Because scholars of the ancient Mediterranean work with incomplete data sets ravaged by time, we are increasingly employing digital approaches to reconstruct lost information and open up new areas of research. In social history, data visualization and textual analysis allow us to reconstruct more dynamic and unstable networks and grapple more complexly with questions of social agency and influence. For classical archaeologists, digital approaches allow us not only to preserve archaeological information, but also to pursue new avenues for publication, dissemination, and collaboration. By bringing together scholars working in both areas, we will examine (1) how digital approaches are changing the ways we think about antiquity, (2) how scholars can use digital tools responsibly to address gaps in and present our evidence from ongoing excavations, and (3) how digital approaches are fostering new connections between classicists and their colleagues in the humanities and STEM fields.

Language

eng

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Oct 8th, 8:30 AM Oct 8th, 10:00 AM

From the Ground Up: Digital Approaches to the Ancient Past

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

In this panel discussion, we examine how digital approaches are reshaping classical studies, archaeology, and history. Because scholars of the ancient Mediterranean work with incomplete data sets ravaged by time, we are increasingly employing digital approaches to reconstruct lost information and open up new areas of research. In social history, data visualization and textual analysis allow us to reconstruct more dynamic and unstable networks and grapple more complexly with questions of social agency and influence. For classical archaeologists, digital approaches allow us not only to preserve archaeological information, but also to pursue new avenues for publication, dissemination, and collaboration. By bringing together scholars working in both areas, we will examine (1) how digital approaches are changing the ways we think about antiquity, (2) how scholars can use digital tools responsibly to address gaps in and present our evidence from ongoing excavations, and (3) how digital approaches are fostering new connections between classicists and their colleagues in the humanities and STEM fields.