The Hestia project is pleased to announce “HESTIA2: Exploring spatial networks through ancient sources”, a one-day seminar on spatial network analysis and linked data in Classical studies, archaeology and cultural heritage.
The seminar will be held at The University of Southampton on 18 July. Registration for this event is free, but we do recommend registering as early as possible since the number of available places is limited. More information, including abstracts and registration, can be found on The Connected Past website.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Southampton!
Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Leif Isaksen and Tom Brughmans
HESTIA2: Exploring spatial networks through ancient sources
University of Southampton 18th July 2013
Organisers: Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Leif Isaksen and Tom Brughmans
In collaboration with The Connected Past
A free one-day seminar on spatial network analysis in archaeology, history, classics, teaching and commercial archaeology.
Spatial relationships appear throughout our sources about the past: from the ancient roads that connect cities, or ancient authors mentioning political alliances between places, to the stratigraphic contexts archaeologists deal with in their fieldwork. However, as datasets about the past become increasingly large, spatial relationships become ever more difficult to disentangle. Network visualization and analysis allow us to address such spatial relationships explicitly and directly. This seminar aims to explore the potential of these innovative techniques for research in the higher education, public and cultural heritage sectors.
The seminar is part of Hestia2, a public engagement project aimed at introducing a series of conceptual and practical innovations to the spatial reading and visualisation of texts. Following on from the AHRC-funded initiative ‘Network, Relation, Flow: Imaginations of Space in Herodotus’s Histories’ (Hestia), Hestia2 represents a deliberate shift from experimenting with geospatial analysis of a single text to making Hestia’s outcomes available to new audiences and widely applicable to other texts through a seminar series, online platform, blog and learning materials with the purpose of fostering knowledge exchange between researchers and non-academics, and generating public interest and engagement in this field.
Registration for this event is now open. Please follow the instructions on the HESTIA2 Eventbrite page to obtain your ticket (no payment card needed).
The HESTIA2 seminar is free to attend but registration is required. Since places are limited we suggest you register as soon as possible.
11:00 Registration and coffee
- Welcome and introduction to HESTIA and HESTIA2
12:00 Maximilian Schich (The University of Texas at Dallas)
12:25 Alex Godden (Hampshire County Council)
12:50 John Goodwin (Ordnance Survey)
13:35 Tea and coffee break
13:55 Terhi Nurmikko (University of Southampton)
- “To survey the land, he left his city” and other proverbs: Mapping ancient Mesopotamia from cuneiform inscriptions
14:20 Kate Byrne (University of Edinburgh)
14:45 Giorgio Uboldi (Politecnico di Milano)
15:35 Tea and coffee break
16:00 Keith May (English Heritage)
- Exploring the Use of Semantic Technologies for Cross-Search of Archaeological Grey Literature and Data
16:25 Paul Cripps (University of South Wales)