About The Course
“Recovering the Humankind Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” presents to a large public Archaeology as a historical discipline: through an inter-disciplinary perspective you will follow the evolution and change of archaeology to the moment when natural sciences contributed to make the historical reconstructions scientifically sound; the aid of informatics and of virtual reconstructions gives new fascination to the already strong suggestion of Archaeology, as the discipline of discovery par excellence. Within this frame, Ebla, which is the glory of the Sapienza school of Oriental archaeology, will have an exemplary meaning in the course development as a long lasting experience on the field and an excellent example of the scientific results of combined researches and disciplines.
Moreover, the course will focus on actual, innovative instruments to preserve, monitor and give value to cultural heritage through a multidisciplinary approach, based on a deep archaeological and historical knowledge but also on ICT technologies. The wide adoption of ICT technologies in our daily life is also impacting in the way in which we interact with our cultural heritage in particular in terms of preservation and dissemination of cultural objects.In this course you will learn the basic techniques to digitize cultural objects and obtain 3D digital copies of a physical objects such as statues, vases or archaeological sites. We will also discuss how to structure the raw data in order to facilitate and make effective the access to digital contents. In particular, we will present the Europeana Data Model, a framework for collecting, connecting and enriching data on cultural objects provided by a number of museum, archives, sites and libraries in Europe.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a statement of accomplishment after completing this class?
- Will I get a statement of accomplishment with Distinction completing this class?
- What are the learning outcomes of this course and why should I take it?
At the end of
the course students should have consciously learned the necessity of the
protection of cultural heritage as Universal Humankind’s universal patrimony. A
further objective is also to raise awareness of the importance of the use of
new technologies for the protection and monitoring of cultural heritage, as
well as the possible active involvement of citizens in its preservation. The
acquired knowledge will concern the history of archaeology (from its inception
to modern times) and its use as a means of historical reconstruction.
The course is
aimed at anyone interested in the preservation of cultural heritage and teaches
the methods and techniques to achieve it. In this respect, the course requires
only basic knowledge, which will be acquired by the end of the first cycle and
it can be used at different levels by specialists, university students or
merely interested public. For this reason, the course can be useful for
approaching these issues even in high school and, in particular, may contribute
to the orientation towards the choice of university studies.