Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 319.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: Summer 2003 Workshop on Digital Archaeology in Rome, Italy
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (November 10, 2002):
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Workshop in Rome, Italy on Digital Archaeology and 3D Computer Modeling
Location: Rome, Italy
Season dates: July 06, 2003 - July 18, 2003
Session dates: July 6-18, 2003
Application Deadline: Exact Date - March 15, 2003
Workshop or Practicum
UCLA Cultural Virtual Reality Laboratory
Bernard Frischer, Director, UCLA CVRLab
This two-week workshop will introduce you to the use of computer
technologies in archaeology. Topics to be covered include: history and
theory of digital archaeology (DA); data capture (including use of the
laser theodolite and of digital photography) for DA; introduction to the
MultiGen Creator software package for 3D computer modeling; introduction to
Autocad and its use in DA; making QuickTime panoramas; computer databases
for recording fieldwork; use of DA in the field and for site presentation,
education, and publication (print and digital). Of these topics, the
emphasis will be on learning the rudiments of MultiGen Creator. There will
be several guided tours of archaeological sites in Rome, one of which will
be used for your workshop project. Class will meet six hours per day (three
hours in the morning and three in the afternoon). You will be free to
travel and/or work on your workshop project on the weekend of July 12-13,
(1) No credit is offered, but students successfully finishing the course
will receive a certificate of completion.
(2) Participation is limited to ten (10) students.
(3) The course will be cancelled if a minimum of five (5) students have not
been accepted by March 15, 2003.
(4) All participants must bring their own laptop running Windows ME or
better;Pentium III or better; 256 megabytes of RAM or better; 5 gigabytes
of space free on the hard disk, or better. It will be an advantage to bring
a digital still camera. Feel free to contact the Director for advice about
the purchase of this equipment.
(5) Rome is very hot and humid in mid-July. Please make sure your physical
condition is up to the challenge!
Minimum length of stay for participants:
Use of the Windows operating system
Room and Board arrangements:
You will receive housing in a simple but clean single room (without bath,
no a/c). All meals will be provided Monday through Friday. You provide your
own meals on Saturday and Sunday.
$1,100 per session
3441 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90066
Bernard Frischer et al., "From CVR to CVRO: The Past, Present, and Future
of Cultural Virtual Reality." available online at www.cvro.org.
Juan Barcelo et al., "Virtual Reality in Archaeology." British
Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series vol. 843. Oxford, 2000.
Maurizio Forte, Colin Renfrew, Virtual Archaeology. Re-creating Ancient
Worlds. New York, 1995.
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