Skullbook - Digital Humanities collaboration with SoAA

Skullbook - Digital Humanities collaboration with SoAA
Thursday 19 October 2017

CDHR lecturers Katrina Grant and Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, along with colleagues Catherine Frieman and Sofia Samper Carro have been awarded a Teaching Enhancement Grant (TEG) to work on Skullbook, a collaborative project between the School of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Centre for Digital Humanities Research. at ANU. We will produce digital and 3Dprinted ‘bone libraries’ to support students’ research. This project blends traditional analyses with new technologies. Skullbook will produce the first digital bone library in Australia. In the course of the project, we will create anatomically accurate replicas of animal skulls, which can be used to support teaching and learning at all levels, both in class, and for independent research. These digital 3D models will be disseminated globally as an Open Access resource hosted on a dedicated webpage. They can be downloaded or printed out as 3D models to create personal reference collections. This project will improve access to teaching resources for key skills-based teaching in archaeology, and offer important hands-on training in digital humanities. The digital bone library will become a resource for students, educators, museums, and researchers in both Australia, and worldwide.

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