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Research Matters Forum #1 - Ursula Frederick & Katrina Grant
UK Frederick, Unsorted 6mm sieve from Marngkala testpit 1, spit 3, 2018, unique cyanotype
Research Matters Forum #1 2018
Ursula Frederick | Imaging and Imagining archaeology and heritage Photography, drawing and other techniques of visualization have played an important role in the production of archaeological knowledge since the emergence of the discipline. More recently, scholars have suggested that artists share common ground with archaeology and heritage practitioners and that creative art may contribute to the methods, interpretation and communication of data and cultural heritage. In this talk I provide examples of recent projects to ask how we may assess the efficacy of collaborations between art and archaeology. How important is to distinguish between the archaeological imaginary and archaeological reality?
Katrina Grant | Digital Mapping, Art History and understanding lost landscapes Digital Mapping is one of the most popular new research tools in digital art history, it is being used to track networks of patrons, dealers, to track the global movement of objects and to understand how places have changed over time. In this talk I will discuss a specific project focused on digital mapping and the representation of landscape focused on the countryside around Rome and how the practice of using digital tools and building digital maps changes the types of questions that we ask of our research material.
The monthly Research Matters Forum is co-hosted by The Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, The Centre for Digital Humanities Research and the Centre for Art History and Art Theory and supports cross-disciplinary discussion about the ongoing research by our staff, research students and the wider professional and academic community. Sessions run in a 20/20/20 format with two short papers followed by a discussion. If you would like to present please get in touch.