Greece, Delphi

Digital Technologies in Cultural Heritage & Tourism

when 6 July 2016 - 19 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1400

Theoretical background and hands on the portable instrumentation in fieldwork, use and learning of specialized softwares. Intensive course allowing proper time out to relax, get inspired from lovely Delphi environs, combine learning experience with participatation in local life.

Day #1: Guiding tour to Delphi Museum & Sanctuary and free wondering at the Delphi site.

Day #2: Introduction, current state-of-the-art, innovation, trends
9:00-14:00 Digital technologies in cultural heritage – an introduction
17:00-20:00 Innovative applications of technology in cultural heritage and trends for future research and development

Day #2: Archaeometry
9:00-14:00 Archaeometry theory – current state-of-the-art techniques
17:00-20:00 Archaeometry theory – current state-of-the-art techniques

Day #3: Archaeometry
9:00-14:00 Archaeometry Fieldwork practice (microXRF measurements, and geophysical prospection)
17:00-20:00 Archaeometry Fieldwork practice (microXRF measurements, and geophysical prospection)

Day #4: Trip to Delphi environs (archaeological excavations and to the beach)
Day #5: Trip to Delphi environs (archaeological site and local landscape)

Day #6: 3D Digitization of cultural heritage
9:00-11:00 3D digitization theory – current state-of-the-art techniques
11:00-14:00 3D digitization post-processing software – the case of objects
17:00-20:00 3D digitization post-processing software – the case of monuments, urban places, sites and open spaces

Day #7: 3D Digitization of cultural objects
9:00-14:00 laboratory: 3D digitization of objects using photographic techniques (shape-from-silhouette and structure-from-motion)
17:00-20:00 laboratory: 3D digitization of objects using photographic techniques (shape-from-silhouette and structure-from-motion)

Day #8: 3D Digitization of monuments
9:00-14:00 on-site: 3D digitization of monuments using photographic (structure-from-motion) and laser scanning techniques (time-of-flight)
17:00-20:00 laboratory: processing of 3D scans into 3D models

Day #9: Cultural repositories, description of cultural heritage, international standards
9:00-14:00 Introduction to cultural databases, metadata schemas and international standards
17:00-18:00 Europeana
18:00-20:00 Case studies and examples of cultural data management

Day #10: Applications for cultural heritage & tourism
9:00-14:00
& Available state-of-the-art technologies for cultural heritage presentation, dissemination, interactive and immersive experience
17:00-20:00 Available state-of-the-art technologies for cultural heritage presentation, dissemination, interactive and immersive experience

Day #11: Applications for cultural heritage & tourism
9:00-14:00 &
17:00-20:00 Creation of interactive virtual exhibitions, walkthroughs, museums, database, game engine technologies and QR-code based applications using web-based technologies for cultural heritage and tourism
Creation of interactive virtual exhibitions, walkthroughs, museums, database and QR-code based applications using web-based technologies for cultural heritage and tourism


Day #12: Free Day for exam preparation.

Day # 13: EXAMS

Course leader

PROF. IOANNIS LIRITZIS, University of the Aegean
(Joint Collaboration between University of the Aegean, Greece and Prof Thomas Levy University of California at San Diego & Dr G Pavlidis ATHENA-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication

Target group

Archaeology graduates or undergraduates, cultural Heritage researchers, archaeometrists, archaeological scientists, civil servants from the public or private sector involved with heritage, scientists in cultural issues, cultural management, dessimination, documentation, museologists, graduates in cultural studies, informatics in museology, cyber archaeology, engineers in documenting cultural tourism, sustainable development from cultural heritage and museums, virtual museum learners, digital application in history of art.

Course aim

Accredited Summer School at Delphi 13 days on digital technologies applied το documentation and promotion of cultural heritage and cultural tourism. Includes:

• 1 day introduction to the current state-of-the-art and trends for future innovation
• 4 days lab & theory on digital archaeometry
• 3 days theory and fieldwork practice on 3D digitization & imaging
• 1 day introduction to cultural databases, repositories and international standards
• 1 day museum and sanctuary of Delphi guiding and touring
• 2 days educational trips in the Delphi archaeological environs
• 1 day free preparation for exams

Credits info

5 ECTS
ACCREDITATION - VERIFICATION
5 ECTS Credit Units (lectures, Fieldwork, software practice, exams) (1 ECTS - European Credit Transfer System =~ 25 hrs workload and includes lectures, preparation/reading, fieldwork and lab work and lectures).
Graduate students are subjected to an exam test by 20th July 2016 on the course lectures.
The instructors will evaluate the final grade derived from a) exams (weight 60%), b) the preparatory Essay prior to this Course (30%), as well as, b) the reflective Journal (diary with daily academic activities) & participation in discussions and lectures (10%).

Fee info

EUR 1400: Fees Include:
• 9 hours tuition per day
• Visits to museums & environs (free for EU and half price for non EU, and archaeological sites and landscape in Delphi environs),
• Two meals per day
• B&B single room for each (sharing room in separate beds is possible)
• Daily Coffee-tea - / local refreshments beverages at breaks
• Bus transfer Athens airport-Delphi return
• Stationary material
• Reading material
• Supervision on essays

The Fees DO NOT cover the following expenses:
• flight tickets and transport to the site

Due to popular demand, there is a DEADLINE: April 30th, 2016

Scholarships

NO