Abstract: Digitization, digital restoration, and visualization of antiquities: medieval manuscripts and scrolls from Herculaneum

Lecturer: W. Brent Seales

This lecture highlights achievements over the past ten years in the digitization and digital analysis of text found in cultural objects:  inscriptions, manuscripts, and scrolls from Herculaneum. While re-telling the stories of these objects - creation, discovery, importance, damage, digitization, and ongoing efforts at preservation - this lecture will build a story about emerging methods for imaging and analysis.  These digital methods and the computational support for the models they produce form the foundation of a powerful, democratized framework for visualization and scholarly exploration.  The digitization of objects from across collections at unprecedented scale supports a new era

 

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Sinclair Bell is a Classical Archaeologist and Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois, where he teaches courses on Greek, Roman and Egyptian art and architecture. He has excavated... Read More

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