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Premodern “Global-Cultural Sustainability” Symposium: “Cyberspace and Communities of Learning: International and Interdisciplinary Collaborations.”

With guest speaker Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor Emerita of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University.

Lecture, Oct. 8, 2018 at 5:00-6:30 pm, Dauer 219: “Generating New Knowledge with Technologies: Case Studies in the Field and the Classroom.”

Watch recording of livestream:  https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/4f155def11cc44a18f38731dced51d0e1d

This talk looked at the use of ground-penetrating radar, laser scanning, 3D modeling and animations and other digital technologies as new ways of understanding and interpreting material culture in the medieval world. Professor Bruzelius focuses on how interdisciplinary collaboration that integrates a range of technologies can generate new knowledge. Working this way can also become a very effective tool for reaching out to the public about the history of place and space. In the Wired! Lab at Duke University, Professor Bruzelius and colleagues have had great success in training and engaging undergraduates and graduate students in working together on digital mapping and modeling research projects; they have also integrated digital technologies into traditional courses on history and material culture. This approach, however, raises interesting questions about disciplinary boundaries, the traditional canons of objects and materials, and teaching methodology.

Introduction by Will Hasty (German/LLC; Codirector, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies).

Panel Discussion, Oct. 9, 2018 at 5:00-6:30,  Dauer 219:  “Cyberspace and Communities of Learning: International and Interdisciplinary Collaborations.”

Watch recording of livestream: https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/dbf4b2f843994205a29a1e14459c978f1d

Professor Bruzelius discusses two case studies to describe the strengths and challenges of international collaborations on mapping and modeling cities and historical sites: Visualizing Venice http://www.visualizingvenice.org/visu/?page_id=16 and The Kingdom of Sicily Image Database http://kos.aahvs.duke.edu/index.php. Both projects engage with scholars in a variety disciplines (Art/Architectural History, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Studies) with the faculties of the universities of Padua, Venice, Naples, and Catania.

Including presentations by and discussion with Eleni Bozia (Classics; Digital Epigraphy Project: http://www.digitalepigraphy.org; Perseids Consortium: https://www.perseids.org/  ) and Richard Wang (Chinese/LLC; Research on History and Contemporary Local Daoism International Collaborative Academic Conference and Research Project: http://www.cckf.org/en/programs/recipients/2015/03903?set_language=en).

Introduction by Mary Watt (Italian/LLC; Codirector, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). Moderated by Will Hasty (German/LLC; Codirector, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies).

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