Session: #818

Theme & Session Format

2. Archaeological Sciences, Humanities and the Digital era: Bridging the Gaps
Session format:
Regular session

Title & Content

Current Status and the Future of Digital Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Greek Chapter of the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-GR), which involves a wider research community from the Eastern Mediterranean area, invites scholars, researchers, academics, and professionals to explore the current and future state of digital archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Speakers and participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on digital archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and will envision future directions. A strong focal point in the discussion will be on how the digital practice can cross boundaries and facilitate international collaboration. The intention is to establish a cross-border collegial environment where scholars share their experiences, highlight problems and offer potential solutions, knowledge transfer and know-how.
Participants from Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and neighboring regions will share experiences and discuss digital scholarship levels in educational institutes, challenges in adopting curricula, managerial issues, and resource allocation strategies.
Colleagues from foreign archaeological missions will highlight their experiences managing digital projects in the Eastern Mediterranean, addressing integration challenges and unforeseen issues.
Presentations by scholars from the state sector will delve into the impact of digital transformation on archaeological projects, focusing on national policies, project evaluation, and the adoption/rejection of digital tools by archaeological services.
Ethical and legal concerns, surrounding digital archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean including data creation and ownership, cultural heritage preservation, and responsible data-sharing practices, will be addressed.
The discussion extends to how digital archaeology projects engage the public, and promote cultural heritage preservation, by means of virtual exhibits, interactive educational resources, and community involvement in digital initiatives.
Please submit your proposals for presentations, papers, or case studies that align with the themes outlined above. Your insights and experiences will contribute to a robust discussion and the advancement of digital archaeology in this culturally rich and historically significant region.
Digital archaeology, Eastern Mediterranean, Cross-border collaboration, Knowledge exchange, Digital policies, Future directions
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It is associated with the Greek Chapter of CAA, CAAGR


Main organiser:
Dorina Moullou (Greece) 1,2
Emeri Farinetti (Italy) 3,4
Theodora Moutsiou (Cyprus) 5
Nimet Pinar Ozguner Gulhan (Poland) 6
Nikola Babucic (Germany) 7
1. Hellenic Ministry of Culture
2. Hellenic Open University
3. Roma Tre University
4. Italian Archaeological School at Athens
5. University of Cyprus
6. University of Zielona Gora, Institute of Architecture and Urbanism
7. University of Hamburg