Dipylon in collaboration with commonspace, under the auspices of the Greek chapter of the international non-profit organization "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" (CAA-GR) with the support of the Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies organizes a seminar series on "Spatial thinking in Archaeology and History using GIS".
The representation of historical information on a geographical basis is a valuable comprehensive and interpretative tool in historical research as:
The evolution of GIS technology and its increasing use in the field of Humanities has made GIS an indispensable research tool.
The main objective of this workshop is to familiarize participants with basic GIS knowledge and to explore their main applications in History and Archaeology. Instruction will be based on structured and methodological ways of solving spatial problems of historical research, with emphasis on archaeological data.
During the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the use of open source GIS software (QGIS) as well as with the basic concepts and applications of digital historical cartography. At the end of the series, they will be able to manage a historical-geographical problem of their interest.
Invited Speaker : Georgios Liakopoulos, Historian-Ottomanist, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London