Duke in Tuscany Opportunity

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Humanities Writ Large

Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend a seminar on "Envisioning Digital and Invisible Landscapes in Italy" at Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Room A266 on Monday, November 18, 2013, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

This seminar will be focused on the study, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological landscapes and their environments using a multidisciplinary approach that integrates environmental and spatial sciences, computing, history and archaeology.

Duke's Professor Maurizio Forte is Professor of Classical and Visual Studies and is a pioneer in the field of digital and virtual archaeology. Stefano Campana, from the University of Siena, is one of Italy’s most active and inventive young professors, specializing in landscape archaeology, remote sensing, GIS and ubiquitous communication for purposes of research, recording and conservation.

The two presenters will introduce the Duke in Tuscany initiative for 2014: a 4-week study abroad program for undergraduate students that will focus on digital landscapes (May 25 – June 21, 2014).