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Location: Nafplion , GR
Season: May 21, 2018 to June 16, 2018
Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Deadline Type: Exact date
The Heritage Management Organization (HMO), Elefsina, Greece, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Faveteville (CAST), and Leica Geomatics
Prof. Evangelos Kyriakidis, The Heritage Management Organization (Greece), Dr. Michele Curuni, Leica Geosystems HDS (Italy), and Dr. Cornelis Stal, Gent University (Belgium)
This digitization field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques. Students will be provided with hands-on instruction in these methods on site in the historical structures of Nafplion, Greece. Students will record the site’s extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and GPS. The skills learned should allow students to work in digitizaton of any other site thereafter.
The field school is a collaborative effort between the IHC and its partners: the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Faveteville (CAST), and Leica Geometics. The IHC has been asked by the municipality of Nafpion, the first capital of modern Greece, to document its historic city center and its most significant historical structures. Using professional-grade laser scanners, the objective of this project is to record the structural data of these buildings, properly orient them to one another in virtual space, and georeference the data we collect to ultimatey create a computer generated representation of historic Nafplion. This representation will be used as essential tools in heritage management for any restoration, documentation or visualization project.
Period(s) of Occupation: Modern period
Introduction to and hands-on practice in 3D recording and mapping techniques of of architectural remains and monuments (Leica Scanstation C10, GIS, GPS). Acquisition of universally applicable digitization skills.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: There are no prerequisites for this field school. Students should be aware that this is an archaeological project and work will be done mostly in the outdoors. Weather conditions, therefore, will have an impact on work and students should come prepare to either hot and dry or rainy conditions. The language of instruction is in English.
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students will be housed in rooms at part of a local nursing home for the elderly, or gerokomeio – the Maria Radou Foundation. Rooms for students have been separated from the normal function of the gerokomeio. The Foundation is located in a safe location in Nafplion and a mere ten-minute walk from the main city square and the Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, where most of the computer work will take place. One student meal will be catered per day. Food in Greece is rich with vegetables and fruits. Some diets may be accommodated but not all. Cost: The participation cost for this program is $5000 (registration, tuition, program materials, shared accommodation, one meal per day-except free days). There is a number of half-fellowships available for this program; please contact us.
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Eleni Drakaki, Ph.D.
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