Feb 26, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM
This talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the availability of 3D technologies for enhancing the engagement of diverse audiences with cultural heritage collections. It will present research in the development of novel computational tools and workflows which involve technologies such as 3D digitisation, visual analysis, Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing of heritage artefacts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, these developments have been done in collaboration between heritage organisations, communities, artists and technical experts, including local institutions such as the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Mar 6, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2019 6:30:00 PM
This presentation uses computational techniques developed by social network scientists to reconstruct and analyse the epistolary relations between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. On the one hand, they needed to have access to innovative information and resources. This means that they needed to become involved with scholars from outside their own circle of trust, reaching out to others who could provide them with new information and recently published books. On the other hand, they needed to guarantee that their network was secure and trustworthy – especially in light of the many tensions imposed by the Inquisition. Hence, they needed to strategically negotiate between openness and closure in their network.