8 MAY - 5 JUNE 2019

“The antiquities in the Western Hills of Athens” with the use of Geographic Information Systems seminar

The non-profit society for the study of ancient topography Dipylon in collaboration with the workers’ cooperation commonspace launch an initiative of sharing knowledge towards interdisciplinary synergies.

The workshop “The antiquities in the Western Hills of Athens” is organised with the support of the Greek chapter of the international non-profit organization "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" (CAA-GR) and the Laboratory of Geophysics - Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-Environment of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies.

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.

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.

Instruction will be based on structured and methodological ways of solving spatial problems of historical research, with emphasis on archaeological data. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to to manage a historical-geographical problem of their interest.

Eleni Mougiakou, GIS expert, MSc Geoinformatics NTUA.
15 teaching hours (5 weeks)
May 8 - June 5 2019 every Wednesday
Dipylon, Omirou st 20, Athens
Participation fee:
€ 90
One scholarship will be granted to the unemployed.
Application deadline:
May 1st, 2019
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