On Monday September 19th, the Institute for Digital Archaeology, in collaboration with the New York City Mayor's Office and Dubai's Foundation of the Future, unveiled their replica of the Triumphal Arch of Palmyra in City Hall Park, NYC. The event was apart of UN General Assembly week in New York City. Accompanying events included a tactile exhibition and discussion panel at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Books Library and a concert in the park in honor of the 35th anniversary of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Concert in the Park'.
The World Heritage Strategy Forum took place from September 9 - 11th at Harvard University. The forum brought together world leaders and experts from ICOMOS, UNESCO and the World Customs Organization as well as architects, archaeologists, visual artists and others working to protect and preserve our shared cultural heritage. Over 40 speakers and 200 attendees spent the weekend learning and sharing, creating new partnerships that the IDA hopes will have a marked impact on cultural heritage policy world wide.
On Tuesday April 19th, 2016, the Institute for Digital Archaeology, in collaboration with the London Mayor's Office and Dubai's Foundation of the Future, unveiled a 1/3 scale replica of the Triumphal Arch of Palmyra in London's Trafalgar Square. The arch sat on the square for three days where it was accessible to the public. Accompanying educational demonstrations and theatrical workshops took place on the square and the nearby St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
On January 7th, 2016, Dr. Alexy Karenowska and Benjamin Altshuler presented to the Joint SCS/AIA Annual Meeting on the Million Image Database and upcoming reconstruction projects in London and New York City. The presentation included never-before-seen images of endangered sites from inside Syria.
Gallery: IDA Conference 2015
The IDA Conference on Digital Imaging in Archaeology was held at the Ioannou Centre, Oxford from May 30-31st 2015. The weekend was one of excellent scholarship with a wide variety of presentations. Delegates heard everything from the potential of underwater RTI to how the brain reacts to digital material. Please see the 'Annual Conference' tab of the website for more material from IDA Conference 2015.
Gallery: IDA Conference Celebration
After a successful weekend of scholarship at the IDA Conference on Digital Imaging in Archaeology, IDA members, speakers and guests celebrated with an evening at Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames. The evening featured outstanding music from Roland Chadwick and Seana Davey.
Gallery: Honouring Nigel Wilson
Nigel Wilson was honoured by colleagues and former students at an event in Rhodes House, Oxford. The event was hosted by Mr. Roger Michel and Dr. Alexy Karenowska. Jasper Griffin, FBA composed an ode for Prof. Wilson, which was presented at the event.
Gallery: Harvard in Sicily 2015
The students from Emma Dench and Paul Kosmin's Sicily module travelled to Sicily with members of the IDA to explore sites across the island and perform RTI on artefacts in Mozia and Morgantina.
Gallery: Annual APA Dinner
On January 10th, 2015, the IDA hosted its annual APA dinner. This year the dinner honoured the current APA/SCS President, and key advisor to the IDA, Dr. Roger Bagnall. The dinner was held at Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
In the shadow of the Philae Obelisk, members of the CSAD research team, eminent Classicists, physicists, journalists, and members of the National Trust celebrated the successful launch of the Philae Lander to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Bringing together researchers from the CSAD, Oxford Brookes astronomy department and the European Space Agency, this series of talks on the Philae Lander and its namesake the Philae Obelisk drew national media attention.
Held in the Tower of London, this wonderful event celebrated the birthdays of three of the most respected women in Classics, Mary Beard, Pat Easterling and Joyce Reynolds. All three of these women, from Newnham College Cambridge, have helped pave the way for women in Classics and other academic fields. Their birthdays brought together a diverse group, from fellow academics to the editor of Tatler.
Part of the Women In Classics Series, this dinner was held at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and hosted by Emily Gowers. The evening was a platform for a discussion of women in academia and a celebration of their achievements.
Part of the Women In Classics Series, this dinner was held at Somerville College, Oxford, and hosted by Miriam Griffin, Susan Treggiari, Josephine Quinn and Gail Trimble. The evening was a platform for a discussion of women in academia and a celebration of their achivements.
Newnham College hosted a day of presentations and a luncheon honouring the pioneering classicist Joyce Reynolds, whose work at Aphrodisias has inspired generations. A formal dinner was held to acknowledge Joyce’s myriad contributions to the subject and its teaching in Cambridge.
Roger Bagnall was honored in September 2013 at Trinity College, Oxford, for his unparalleled contributions to the study of Classics through his position as the Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.