16 JANUARY 2018

Spatial thinking in Archaeology and History using GIS

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:

  • it allows the combination of historical evidence and information in a unified digital environment for data management and analysis;
  • it offers appropriate visualization;
  • it facilitates the study and exploration of historical landscape changes through time and
  • it enhances the production of new knowledge and its diffusion in different history-related applications.

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.

Eleni Mougiakou, GIS expert, MSc Geoinformatics NTUA.

Invited Speaker : Georgios Liakopoulos, Historian-Ottomanist, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London

24 hours in 8 weekly meetings
Time: :
every Thursday February 8 - March 29, 2018
DIPYLON offices, Roma 5, 106 73, Athens
Participation cost  (per person):
€ 120
until February 4, 2018. Maximum number of participants: 10 on a first-come first-served basis.
2 grants to unemployed persons will be given out by Dipylon and commonspace.
Further information:
Κaterina Stathi: