Digital Humanities Seminar, 2 March: Network Science in Archaeology

Digital Humanities at The Open University is pleased to present the next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series.

Let’s get it right: towards best practice guidelines for network science in archaeology and computational modelling of the Roman Economy

Speaker: Tom Brughmans, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz

Date: 2 March 2015

Time: 12.30-2.30 pm

Location: Library Presentation Room, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Tom’s abstract: The use of network science techniques for the study of the past shows great potential and has recently become more common practice. Less common but similarly promising is the use of computational modelling to study the Roman economy. However, the particular challenges posed by the application of both these recent methodological developments to the study of the past deserve more critical attention.

In this talk I will introduce these two research interests of mine and I will argue they are in need of best practice guidelines. As a visiting fellow at the Open University, I hope to explore ways of developing such guidelines, educational materials, and disseminating this information among academic and non-academic communities.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. To book a place, please email Matthew Pemberton ( by 25 February 2015.

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