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Meeting

19th LCDS meeting: Big data in archaeology

Date
12 May 2017
Time
Explanation
Followed by drinks
Address
Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
F1.04

On May 12th the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) and the Faculty of Archaeology will host a LCDS Meeting entitled ‘Big Data in Archaeology’.

‘Big Data’ is currently a hot topic and it is extremely relevant for archaeology as new digital methods and a data explosion are radically changing archaeological research. What exactly is ‘Big Data’ and how can we apply new data science techniques in archaeology? Professor Jaap van den Herik, co-founder of the LCDS will shortly introduce the LCDS, the concept of Big Data and the challenges and opportunities it brings us. Five lecturers will subsequently explore the topic through case-studies focussing on their own research.

Programme

14.00-14.10

OPENING WORDS

Jaap van den Herik and  Karsten Lambers (Universiteit Leiden)

14.10-14.45

Big Data and Big Questions in Archaeology

Tim Kerig (Universität Leipzig)

14.45-15.10

Automating Archaeological Trace Detection in Remote Sensing Data

Karsten Lambers (Universiteit Leiden)

15.10-15.35

Archaeological Text Mining to Unlock the Hidden Knowledge in Malta Reports

Milco Wansleeben & Alex Brandsen (Universiteit Leiden)

15.35-15.55

COFFEE BREAK

 

15.55-16.20

Archaeological Network Analysis: A microcosm of the challenges and opportunities  in contemporary archaeology

Angus Mol (Stanford University)

16.20-16.55

Connected Contests: Festival Networks in the Ancient World

Christina Williamson (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

16.55-17.15

DISCUSSION

 

17.15

DRINKS