Abstract: Digitization, digital restoration, and visualization of antiquities: medieval manuscripts and scrolls from Herculaneum

Lecturer: W. Brent Seales

This lecture highlights achievements over the past ten years in the digitization and digital analysis of text found in cultural objects:  inscriptions, manuscripts, and scrolls from Herculaneum. While re-telling the stories of these objects - creation, discovery, importance, damage, digitization, and ongoing efforts at preservation - this lecture will build a story about emerging methods for imaging and analysis.  These digital methods and the computational support for the models they produce form the foundation of a powerful, democratized framework for visualization and scholarly exploration.  The digitization of objects from across collections at unprecedented scale supports a new era

 

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Patrick Hunt is with Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project.  He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also... Read More

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