Thursday, December 05, 2019

GIS in Medieval studies. Examples from Archaeology, Vortrag 10.12.2019

The next lecture of the Digital Humanities Guest Lecture Series at Uni Wien will take place on 10th December, 15.00-16.30 by Doc. dr. Benjamin Štular (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) – "GIS in Medieval studies. Examples from Archaeology" (Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal 30).
An overview of two decades of experience using GIS in Medieval archaeology will be presented. The case studies span from analysing a High Medieval castle to an Early Medieval analysis of a 100.000 sq km Early Medieval region. The presentation will focus on methods that remain the toolbox of choice for archaeologists, e.g. viewshed analysis, optimal path analysis, and site-catchment. In addition, some of the modern trends will be touched upon such as web-GIS based spatial analysis of a Medieval cemetery and use of remote sensing data such as LiDAR and multispectral imagery.
Benjamin Štular is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Senior Lecturer at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU. His research focuses on Early and High Medieval, and GIS and LiDAR derived archaeological data, and advanced methods of digital archaeological documentation and dissemination, and "big data" analysis in archaeology.

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