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October 11: Adventures in Digital Heritage with Dr. Bernie Frischer

Posted by on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Events, News.

The Department of History of Art invites the wider Digital Humanities and Digital Heritage communities to an upcoming Goldberg Lecture with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Professor of Informatics at Indiana University.

The Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History

Thursday, October 11, 4:10 pm

203 Cohen Memorial Hall

Bernie Frischer, “Adventures in Digital Heritage”

The Rome Reborn project is an international initiative, launched in 1996, to create a 3D reconstruction of Rome in 320 CE–the peak of its ancient development, shortly before the Imperial capital was moved to Constantinople. After 22 years of work, the model appeared in August (see: ). This lecture will explore Rome Reborn as a tool of discovery in Roman topography and urban history. Until now, Roman topographers have approached the Imperial city by concentrating on a specific monument or the projects of an individual emperor or dynasty. Now, thanks to the availability of this interactive city model, we can look at the city in more holistic, synchronic, and dynamic ways. In fact, Rome Reborn allows us to make observations and to run experiments in ways previously impossible without time-travel. Professor Frischer will include case studies on the alignments of monuments, dynamic viewshed analysis, and evidence of urban planning and land use across the entire cityscape.


With support from the Vanderbilt University Center for Digital Humanities, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park

Free event parking in Lot 95 by Cohen Hall in all non-reserved spaces