GIS Workshop and Economic Archaeology: Inter- and Intrasite Approaches

Friday, May 19, 2017 – University of Bonn, Germany

The workshop aims to:

– provide the Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies students an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their potential in grasping issues related to economic archaeology in general, and spatial analysis of ritual and cult more specifically,

– provide the new students with the opportunity to discuss informally – in a friendly and collegial environment – the possibility of applying inter- and intra-site GIS analyses to their work,

– provide the more advanced students with the opportunity to present – in a friendly and collegial environment – their ideas or their preliminary GIS results, and to get feedback and stimuli from various GIS specialists,

– provide a forum through which both the Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Research Training Group and the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes Network have the opportunity of networking with other projects/scholars in Germany and beyond.

Check the website for more information.

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Seminar on Spatial Image Analysis


Dipylon, a nonprofit society for the study of ancient topography  is launching a new seminar entitled “Spatial Image Analysis” under the auspices of the Greek chapter of the international nonprofit organization “Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology” (CAA-GR), with the support of the Laboratory of Geophysics – Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-Environment of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies.

This workshop is an introduction to Spatial Image Analytics and its main goal is to familiarise participants with the basic terms, concepts and methods used throughout the process of performing this analysis. More specifically, this seminar is of interest to a variety of digital humanities students, scholars and professionals who work with images (emphasis is placed on History, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management).

Instructor: Αngeliki Chrysanthi, Digital Heritage MSc, PhD. https://chester.academia.edu/AngelikiChrysanthi
Duration: 10 hours in 3 weekly meetings
Time: 17:30-20:30
Dates: every Thursday  April 19 – May 3, 2018
Language: Greek
Place: Dipylon offices, Roma 5, 106 73, Athens
Applications: until April 13, 2018. Maximum number of participants: 10. On a first-come first-served basis.
Participation fee (per person): € 80

Further information: Katerina Stathi info@dipylon.org

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Seminar – Historical cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


The non-profit Society for the study of ancient topography Dipylon in collaboration with the worker cooperation commonspace under the auspices of the Greek Chapter of the International non-profit organization Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR), with the support of the Laboratory of Geophysics – Satellite Remote Sensing &Archaeo-Environment of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies organizes a seminar on “Spatial thinking in Archaeology and History using GIS“.

The purpose of the seminar is to familiarize participants with the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their main applications in history and archaeology.

Instructor: Eleni Mougiakou, GIS expert, MSc Geoinformatics NTUA
Invited Speaker: Georgios Liakopoulos, Historian-Ottomanist, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London
Duration: 24 hours in 8 weekly meetings
Time: 17:30-20:30
Dates: every Thursday February 8 – March 29, 2018
Language: Greek
Place: DIPYLON offices, Roma 5, 106 73, Athens
Participation cost (per person): € 120
Applications: until February 4, 2018. Maximum number of participants: 10 on a first-come first-served basis.
Grants: 2 grants to unemployed persons will be given out by Dipylon and commonspace.
Further information: Κaterina Stathi: info@dipylon.org

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CAA-GR Conference 2016 Proceedings are now available!

We are pleased to announce that the CAA-GR 2016 proceedings have been published in the form of an e-book with an ISBN. We are grateful to the members of the scientific committee for their invaluable contribution to the publication of the proceedings.

The full title of the volume is:

Vavouranakis, G., Katsianis, M., Papadatos, I., Mouliou, M. and Petridis, P. (Eds) 2017. Digital pasts for the Present. Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Greek Chapter (CAA-GR) Athens, 22-23 December 2016. Athens: Department of History and Archaeology – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. ISBN: 978-618-81101-8-2.

You may download the proceedings as a PDF file here (30.8 MB)

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Call for abstracts for the CAA-GR 2018 Conference


Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th June 2018

The CAA-GR 2018 organising committee invites abstracts for papers and/or posters relating to all aspects of computer applications, quantitative methods and digital applications in archaeology and cultural heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean.

The third CAA-GR conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Technology, in Limassol, Cyprus. The main venue will be preceded by workshops on Monday, 18th June 2018. You can find instructions on abstract submission on the official website of the conference.

Abstract submission deadline: 31st January 2018

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Seminar – Historical cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


The non-profit Society for the study of ancient topography Dipylon in collaboration with the worker cooperation commonspace under the auspices of the Greek Chapter of the International non-profit organization Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR), with the support of the Laboratory of Geophysics – Satellite Remote Sensing &Archaeo-Environment of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies organizes a seminar on “Spatial thinking in Archaeology and History using GIS“.

The purpose of the seminar is to familiarize participants with the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their main applications in history and archaeology.

Instructor: Eleni Mougiakou, GIS expert, MSc Geoinformatics NTUA
Invited Speaker: Georgios Liakopoulos, Historian-Ottomanist, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London
Duration: 24 hours in 8 weekly meetings
Time: 17:30-20:30
Dates: every Thursday February 8 – March 29, 2018
Language: Greek
Place: DIPYLON offices, Roma 5, 106 73, Athens
Participation cost (per person): € 120
Applications: until February 4, 2018. Maximum number of participants: 10 on a first-come first-served basis.
Grants: 2 grants to unemployed persons will be given out by Dipylon and commonspace.
Further information: Κaterina Stathi: info@dipylon.org

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Training Workshop on ‘Digital methods and tools for archaeological data curation’

Athena Research Centre / DigitalCuration Unit organises and hosts a Training Worshop on ‘Digital methods and tools for archaeological data curation‘, open to participants interested in the use of digital methods and tools for accessing, representing, visualising and communicating archaeological resources. It is taught by an international faculty, including instructors from the Digital Curation Unit, the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton.

This workshop will be held in Athens, Greece on 29 June – 1 July 2015 at the Athens University History Museum. It is part of a five-day Summer School organised in the context of the ARIADNE project on “Emerging digital practices in archaeological research”.The goal is to enable researchers and professionals to engage with cutting edge and emerging digital practices of archaeological research, ranging from new methods to capture, organize and curate fieldwork information to new approaches to archaeological interpretation and dissemination, mediated by digital infrastructures.

The Summer School is organised as part of the ARIADNE Transnational Access (TNA) activities, which offer researchers the opportunity to participate in training visits to carry forward their own research.

General Info: http://entopia.org/summerschool
Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ariadne-training-workshop-digital-methods-and-tools-for-archaeological-data-curation-tickets-17222787822

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Call for bids to host the next conference of CAA-GR (2018/2020)


We invite all interested bodies and organisations who wish to host one of the forthcoming meetings of the CAA-GR to express their interest by sending us their bid proposal at the following address conference@caa-gr.org and by preparing a short presentation about their candidacy, which will be discussed and voted on during the next conference in Athens , 20-21 December 2016.

Recent bids for 2018
Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus (letter)

Recent bids for 2020
National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Attica, Greece (letter)

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Job Opportunity – Senior Technical Officer – Maynooth University Ireland

We are seeking a creative and dedicated Senior Technical Officer with knowledge of and experience in methodologies used in the fields of Digital Humanities, Digital Heritage, Digital Libraries or related fields. This position provides an exciting opportunity for the selected candidate to join a vibrant and growing team and contribute to research and teaching undertaken in An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University (Ireland).

Some recent projects include Letters of 1916, Ireland’s first digital public humanities project, and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge which has been developed as a Virtual World, with content currently being repurposed as an Augmented Reality application for secondary school students. Other projects include The Versioning Machine and #dariahTeach, an online platform for teaching digital humanities. An Foras Feasa is a member of the DIXiT Digital Scholarly Editing network, the Virtual Heritage Network (Ireland), and the Virtual Worlds Consortium.

The post holder will be expected to have skills and qualifications in one or more of the following, including but not limited to: information design, data analysis, data modelling, and data discovery. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical guidance, solution, and maintenance for existing An Foras Feasa projects. The position also provides an opportunity to work with other staff members on funding applications as well as time to pursue their own research agenda. The post holder may also participate in digital humanities teaching and training at Maynooth University, including module lecturing, thesis co-supervision, and internship mentoring as part of the MA in Digital Humanities and the MSc in Spatial eHumanities.

This is a three year contract post (application deadline 22 November)
For further information about the role and how to apply please see our Human Resources page.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Costas Papadopoulos at konstantinos.papadopoulos[-AT-]nuim.ie

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a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities – PhD opportunities

a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities programmea.r.t.e.s. EUmanities is a pioneering programme for a European Graduate School for the Humanities, co-funded by the European Union and the University of Cologne in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020: MSCA).

Designed to meet the needs of each individual Early Stage Researcher  (ESR) in the Humanities, beginning in April 2017 a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities  will provide places for up to 10 ESRs every year for 3 years, training young scholars to excel in research and cope with the global challenges Europe is facing.

ESR positions will have a duration of 36 months per person. The ESRs will be employed full-time by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School (living allowance EUR 3,073 gross plus mobility, travel and family allowances). The employment conditions include social benefit payments such as health insurance, unemployment insurance, pension contributions and parental benefits.

Application deadline: October 31, 2016

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