Digital Visualisation in the Humanities

Colloquium on Digital Visualisation in the Humanities, Reading, Thursday March 31st 2016

http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/virtual-rome/2016/01/15/digital-visualisation-colloquium/

Proposals are invited for presentations at a colloquium on digital visualisation (broadly conceived) at the University of Reading, UK, on March 31st, 2016, funded by the British Academy.

Digital visualisation – including, among much else, 3D modelling, digital mapping, and the visual presentation of complex information – is making substantial contributions to research, teaching, and outreach activity in Classics and many other humanities disciplines. As digital tools become ever more affordable and accessible, there is scope for researchers and visualisation professionals from different backgrounds to learn from each other about their aims, findings, methods, and challenges.

Speakers include:

– Prof. James E. Packer (Professor emeritus, Northwestern), author (with Gil Gorski) of a recent book on the digital reconstruction of the The Roman Forum

– Tayfun Oner, creator of numerous digital reconstructions including Byzantium 1200. 

– The Altair4 studio whose reconstruction work in Rome and other sites will be familiar to many.

We are open to proposals from any humanities background, and indeed from colleagues in the museum and heritage sectors, on how digital technologies can be used to present visualisations of places, phenomena, data, or other material. The colloquium will be chaired by Dr Matthew Nicholls (Reading), who works on the 3D reconstruction of ancient Rome.

The intention is to allow people to present their own work, and to hear from a variety of disciplinary, methodological, and practical backgrounds. We hope that this will offer scope for mutual enrichment and useful discussion.

All welcome. Lunch provided. Travel expenses and accommodation can be provided for speakers.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award scheme.

For further details see here, or to reserve a place or make enquiries, contact Elisabeth Meijer (e.h.meijer@pgr.reading.ac.uk).

A fly-through of the latest version of Rome Reborn (2.2)

https://vimeo.com/32038695

“This video presents a fly-through of the latest version of Rome Reborn (2.2). The new version incorporates some new content (including the Pantheon) and for the first time includes animations.

Rome Reborn is an international initiative to create a 3D digital model of the ancient city as it might have appeared in A.D. 320. For more about the project, please see: romereborn.virginia.edu.

For more information, contact the project director, Prof. Bernard Frischer at: bernard.d.frischer@gmail.com; cell +1-310-266-0183