Digital Digging Using an open image platform to preserve and expand our knowledge of (threatened) historic sites
- Thursday 3 March 2016
- Van Steenis
2333 CC Leiden
Using an open image platform to preserve and expand our knowledge of (threatened) historic sites
With the advent of groups such as ISIS, it is becoming more and more clear that many archaeological sites are on the verge of being destroyed forever. There exists, however, a lot of photographic material of such sites in the hands of archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts, who are fortunately enough more than willing to share their photographs with the world.
In this lecture we will discuss the Oxford Archaeological Image Database, an initiative to gather and intelligently compile these existing (analog) images in one public place. We will focus on the opportunities this offers for researchers to catalog, analyze and publicly present the data contained in these photographs and concerning these historic sites.