Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 2018 Conferencemedstach
CALL FOR PAPERS
On behalf of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 2018 Conference “Human history and digital future”, which will be held in Tübingen, Germany between the 19 and 23 of March 2018 http://2018.caaconference.org/, we invite you to submit a paper for the Session (S40):
“Science and Technology (S&T) for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean”
Submission deadline 29th of October
S40 Science and Technology (S&T) for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean This special session aims at promoting the establishment of an Eastern Mediterranean Centre of excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Mediterranean that seeks to advance in a systematic way archaeological research and practice, as well as enhance sustainable growth through the preservation and valorisation of cultural heritage in the wider region. Based on the initiative of the recent successful Teaming for Excellence Phase 1 WIDESPREAD project MedSTACH (Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage), this session will showcase the need for such a regional entity that will capitalise on scientific excellence and multidisciplinary research. Apart from excellent science and technological innovation, the particular centre will provide best practices and guidelines to local and regional stakeholders, while bridging existing gaps “on the ground” that often hinder the valorisation of cultural heritage. The session will seek papers dealing with current and future prospects of projects and activities in the wider area of the Eastern Mediterranean (including the Balkans, Middle East, Anatolia, NE Africa, etc.); the objective being to illustrate the current activities and needs in the wider spectrum of technologies applied in archaeological research and cultural resources management, spanning from ground-based, aerial and satellite remote sensing, geoinformatics, spatial technologies, modelling, climatic reconstructions, protection and conservation of monuments, etc. Some key questions arising within this context include: How is sustainability of such centres achieved and maintained? Which are potential, current or future, services that are of need and can be integrated and supported by such centres? What is the potential involvement of the private/business sector and what are the links with the tourism industry? The proposed special session will provide the forum for advocating the long-term need for a regional, science and technology centre of excellence in archaeology and cultural heritage, while presenting current relevant initiatives, thus offering a unique opportunity for networking the development of new synergies.
Dr. Athos Agapiou, Prof. Phaedon Kyriakidis, Dr. Vasiliki Lysandrou, Dr. Apostolos Sarris