Hestia2 Seminar, 18 July, Southampton

HESTIA demo from DH2010 conference

There are still places available for  “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 seminar.

To register, go to: http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/hestia-2013/

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 via the
following link: http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/hestia-2013/

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Southampton!

Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Leif Isaksen and Tom

Learn more about HESTIA2 and read the seminar programme 

HESTIA2: Exploring spatial networks through ancient sources

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: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/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.

Preliminary seminar  programme

Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction to HESTIA and HESTIA2
Maximilian Schich (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Topography and Topology: Towards common ground in archaeological
Alex Godden (Hampshire County Council)
Historic Environment Records: New ways of looking for the past
John Goodwin (Ordnance Survey)
Ordnance Survey and Linked Data
Tea and coffee break
Terhi Nurmikko (University of Southampton)
“To survey the land, he left his city” and other proverbs: Mapping ancient Mesopotamia from cuneiform inscriptions
Kate Byrne (University of Edinburgh)
Geoparsing and spatial network analysis in the GAP projects
Giorgio Uboldi (Politecnico di Milano)
Knot: an Interface for the Study of Social Networks in the Humanities
Tea and coffee break
Keith May (English Heritage)
Exploring the Use of Semantic Technologies for Cross-Search of Archaeological Grey Literature and Data
Paul Cripps (University of Glamorgan)
GeoSemantic Technologies for Archaeological Resources