Letters through the Lenses: Using Digital Tools to Reveal Ancient Textual Materiality

Letters through the Lenses: Using Digital Tools to Reveal Ancient Textual Materiality
Date
25 January 2022, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Online- via Zoom
Description

Epigraphic finds play an important role in revealing answers on key questions when studying a Roman provincial milieu. These texts written on stone monuments, pottery shards or different metals, were intended to be addressed to certain audiences of different backgrounds mostly in Latin and Greek but also in other languages as well. The province of Dacia, located north of the Danube, one of the most ephemeral Roman provinces in the history of the Roman Empire, bears no exceptions. One will explore how using photogrammetry or Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) can improve the visibility of effaced texts, which otherwise would have been unable to be properly visualized by the naked eye. Furthermore, infrared photography applied on papyri found far away in Egypt, will provide crucial evidence in understanding both the local Egyptian historical context of the Roman era and the history of Dacia, as well.

SpeakerDan Deac (University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca)



This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.


All welcome, but advance registration is required.

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