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CAA2012 papers and posters

I have been going through the timetable for CAA2012 and making a note of the papers and posters I am involved with, mostly as a means to make sure I don't miss anything :-) I am getting really excited about next week. A partial list via is available at Leif Isaksen kicks everything off on Tuesday 27th in the 9am session. He is talking about "Archaeology and the Semantic Webs". Continue reading →

ECS Seminar Series: Visualising Complexity

Dr Nick Holliman, Durham University will be speaking on Wednesday 4th April 2012 from 15.00-16.00 in 59.1257 (seminar room 1). Nick Holliman is a Reader in The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University, UK and is best known for his work over the last sixteen years investigating the fundamental challenges of stereoscopic 3D visualisation. Continue reading →

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts – London 2012

The EVA-london 2012 programme has been announced today: "We are delighted to announce today the extraordinary and varied programme for the conference, 10th-12th July: Just a small selection: Digital visualisations of Ottoman minatures, mobile apps for cultural heritage applications, the Life project, the brain as game, visualising breath, what we see when we look at medical images, capturing conducting gesture ... Continue reading →


Had a great day today at the RCUK Science and Heritage PARNASSUS project meeting at Winchester School of Art. We started with a tour of the various sites in Winchester studied by the project. We then had presentations on the archaeological recording work completed to date, engineering monitoring and analyses of the study buildings and materials, and a presentation on the flood simulation work. Lots of interesting work developing in the area of flood risk to cultural heritage. Continue reading →

JISC RedFeather project funded

David Millard's blog describes a new project that is going to involve collaboration with sotonDH and the Archaeological Computing Research Group: "RedFeather (Resource Exhibition and Discovery) is a proposed lightweight repository server-side script that fosters best practice for Open Educational Resources (OER), it can be dropped into any website with PHP, and which enables appropriate metadata to be assigned to resources, creates views in multiple formats (including HTML with in-browser... Continue reading →

Portus Modelling Workshop

As part of the Portus project we held a workshop today to discuss progress on the 3d recording and modelling of some of the Portus buildings. We concentrated on the Navalia and the Grandi Magazzini di Settimio Severo today. Simon Keay started by talking about the current state of archaeological knowledge concerning these buildings, the history of research and the interpretations growing from our project. Continue reading →

DHDL update

The Digital Humanities Distributed Lab (DHDL) student design team have now had a few meetings and a few proposals for technology are on the table. Proposed technological components include: Pre-configured and usually-on webcam systems in DH rooms, for broadcasting lectures and multi-disciplinary seminars and for promoting serendipitous encounters at other times; Wall-mounted LCD touch screens will provide DH activity updates and message-boards. Continue reading →

SMuRF: Multidisciplinary Research Conference for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

The SMuRF event was fabulous. A room full of 80 or so ECRs devoted to multidisciplinary research. There was a range of facilitated sessions, including a discussion of peer review practice that I chaired. Other issues raised were methods for supporting multidisciplinary communities, issues of career progression and recognition for multidisciplinary activity and an outline of the University's general research strategy, and in particular multidisciplinary research. Continue reading →