This time I would like to invite you to take part of this event. Is organized by my project Spatial Humanities at Lancaster University.
The idea is the next:
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly used by historians, archaeologists, literary scholars, classicists and others with an interest in humanities geographies. Take-up has been hampered by a lack of understanding of what GIS is and what it has to offer to these disciplines. This free workshop, sponsored by the European Research Council’s Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places project and hosted by Lancaster University, will provide a basic introduction to GIS both as an approach to academic study and as a technology. Its key aims are: To establish why the use of GIS is important to the humanities; to stress the key abilities offered by GIS, particularly the capacity to integrate, analyse and visualise a wide range of data from many different types of sources; to show the pitfalls associated with GIS and thus encourage a more informed and subtle understanding of the technology; and, to provide a basic overview of GIS software and data.
The event is taking place on the 30th of November and is free. Take into account that this is a basic seminar. It is targeted to people new to GIS, and is mainly about its use in many different fields within humanities and not only archaeology. So, if you want to meet people with an interest in interdisciplinary research within humanities and GIS this is for you
For more information visit this link.
Have a great week!
Just a quick post to tell you about the new website I developed for my current project, Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS and Places.
You can access it here and it contains all the information and news on the use and development of new GIS methodologies for the analysis of texts.
Although I am working with the History department and Literature at Lancaster this is quite exiting as it is opening new great possibilities also for historical archaeology. I’ll keep you posted on the progress we are making and please feel free to contact me anytime
Have a nice week!
Just a quick note to tell you that my article on human movement and Late Prehistory is finally out It is called: “Understanding human movement through spatial technologies.The role of natural areas of transit in the Late Prehistory of South-western Iberia” and it was published by the Journal Trabajos de Prehistoria.
I believe that in Archaeology simple spatial methodologies can sometimes lead us to powerful interpretations.
From the results of this particular experiment on human movement I decided to explore the patterns further obtaining quite surprising results.
This other part of the research deals also with the relationship between prehistoric monuments and herding pathways applying more complex models, and the results are about to be published as a chapter in a book edited by Stella Souvatzi and Athena Hadji called Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory. Let me know if you are interested.
Meanwhile you can download this first article from http://patriciamurrieta.wordpress.com/some-publications/
or from my page in academia.edu: http://lancaster.academia.edu/PatriciaMurrietaFlores
We are just few days away from CAA2012 and I have very good news for those that couldn’t attend for any reason.
Over the course of the CAA 2012, we will be producing a series of eight videos on a variety of topics, including ‘Best of the Day’, ‘The Future of the CAA’, and ‘Is Archaeological Computing Changing?’.
All videos produced will be made available through this page, so please bookmark it if you intend to follow the conference online.
We will also be streaming the plenary session.
A timetable of online video content will be made available here nearer the date of the conference.
Register at CAA2012 attend online! and check all the possibilities that computing applications in Archaeology have for you!
Just a quick note to let you know that our book ”Thinking Beyond the Tool: archaeological computing and the interpretive process” (cover by Javier Pereda) is already in press.
The idea of putting together this book was inspired by the session ‘Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process’, which was held at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference in Bristol (17-19 December 2010). The book postulates that archaeological computing has become an integral part of the interpretive process for inquiring and disseminating the past and includes:
- 12 theoretically informed chapters on a variety of computational methodologies used in archaeology and heritage
- an introduction by the editors (Costas Papadopoulos, Angeliki Chrysanthi and myself)
- a commentary by Jeremy Huggett
The book will be out by the end of March and those of you coming to the CAA2012 keep an eye for it at the Archaeopress stand! Many thanks to all those – both authors and reviewers- who have contributed to this!
The CAA2012 registration system is now open:
The early bird registration rates will end on 1 February. We very much look forward to seeing you in Southampton in March.
As part of the registration process we would very much like you to provide us with your social media profiles e.g. twitter, linkedin, academia etc. If you agree we will place these on the CAA2012 website in order to create an online community in advance of the conference and to help interactions during and after it. Please also follow @caasoton if you are a twitter user for regular updates.
See you in March!