Past Event

Building a Successful Imaging Project in the Digital Humanities

May 23, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Breakthrough imaging projects in the Digital Humanities can span many disciplines, requiring a strong technological and collaborative foundation. Dr. Brent Seales’ research team from the University of Kentucky will discuss many of the common components and challenges in a successful project by sharing what they have learned developing “virtual unwrapping,” a software tool for non-invasively reading damaged texts. Example topics include large datasets and cloud computing, machine learning, the metadata chain and provenance, open source development, and the value of partnerships. The team will show how these pillars enable contributions such as the 2016 reading of the En-Gedi scroll, and are paving the way for future discoveries such as the virtual unwrapping of closed papyrus scrolls of Herculaneum.



In partnership with the Columbia Master in History and Literature