IATH Lecture Series

Guidi Prof. Gabriele Guidi Visits from Milan
Professor Gabriele Guidi, Department of Reverse Engineering, Politecnico de Milano
March 12, 2007

Prof. Gabriele Guidi (Department of Reverse Engineering, Politecnico di Milano) visited IATH the week of March 12, 2007. Prof. Guidi is a leader in the application of 3D scanning technology to cultural heritage. From 2004 to 2007, he was the head of a team of engineers at the University of Florence and the Politecnico di Milano who were responsible for digitizing the "Plastico di Roma antica" for IATH's "Rome Reborn" project. Read More
Digital Restoration of Damaged Papyri:
Multispectral Imaging of Texts from Herculaneum, Tebtunis, Oxyrhynchus, and Beyond

Roger Macfarlane, Professor of Classics Brigham Young University
November 2, 2006

Professor Roger Macfarlane discusses his work in Multi-Spectral Imaging. In a joint project of the Egypt Exploration Society and Brigham Young University Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSI) technology was extremely successful in recovering previously illegible writing on several of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri.
Best Practices to Digital Panoramic Photography: QTVR and related technologies
May 12-13, 2006

IATH, with support from ARTstor and the Society of Architectural Historians, held a workshop for developing a Best Practices guide for using digital panorama photography in documenting cultural heritage sites.The workshop was the organizing event for writing a comprehensive guide for scholars, photographers, and students who want to use QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) and other panorama technologies.

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Spherical Photography and Cultural Heritage Sites
April 28, 2006

Visiting Fellows Michael and Barry Gross presented their work using QuickTime VR (QTVR) to to document architecturally and historically important sites in Europe and the US. Michael is the Technical Director of the Williams College Virtual Architecture Project.
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Elizabeth Jerem: Archaelogical Parks in Hungary
April 25, 2006

Prof. Elizabeth Jerem, Senior Research Fellow, Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Miskolc, Hungary Executive Direktor of Archaeolingua Foundation, Editor of the Publication Series ARCHAEOLINGUA. The aim of Professor's Jerem presentation is to provide an overview on the history of Hungarian archaeological presentation sites and parks, by going through the various open-air museums in terms of their chronology and function. More on Professor Jerem's talk.
Ian Johnson: Building a Collaborative Knowledge Space for Humanist Scholars
April 11, 2006

Ian Johnson, Director Archaeological Computing Laboratory & TimeMap Project Senior Research Fellow, Archaeology University of Sydney, visited IATH to present, Building a Collaborative Knowledge Space for Humanist Scholars. His talk covered two tools for Humanist scholars - Heurist and T1000 - which we have been developing as part of a Collaborative KnowledgeSpace (CKS) project for the Sydney Humanities and Social Sciences e-Research Initiative (SHSSERI). Details on this interesting talk.