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DIGIARCH2021 «Cultural heritage in the digital age» from 24 march 2021, online session

The digital age has long since dawned in the field of cultural heritage management. The aim of the conference is to reflect on our perception, application and handling of the possibilities of digitalised or digital cultural heritage. In 2020, it brings together archaeology, monument conservation and other areas of cultural heritage and is jointly organised by formation continue NIKE I BAK I ICOMOS, the Network Archaeology Switzerland and the Office for Spatial Development of the Canton of Zurich.

Program: Keynote speech, panel discussion, three content sessions with short lectures, presentations and interactive modules, with simultaneous translation (D, F) Participation fee: CHF 75.–/40.- for students with legitimation

Information: www.digiar.ch

Registration: www.ticketino.com

The 9th Joint Meeting of Nomisma.org and ECFN from 21 to 25 september 2021

Arheološki park Viminacium
12208 Stari Kostolac BB

Provisional timetable

  • Tuesday 21st: Evening Reception at the National Museum Belgrade
  • Wednesday 22nd: Excursion to Golubac fortress, Lepenski Vir and the Tabula Traiana, transfer to Viminacium
  • Thursday 23rd: Viminacium – Registration, ECFN papers, site visit to the Archeological Park Viminacium
  • Friday 24th: Viminacium – ECFN papers
  • Saturday 25th: Viminacium – Nomisma.org sessions
Kostolac, Viminacium, Museum
Kostolac, Viminacium, Museum. Photo credits: © 2014 Dzumba54n (CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia).

NAS Conference 2021 «Experimental Archaeology» from 17 to 18 june 2021 in Solothurn

Experimental archaeology in research, crafts and education is a link between practice and theory. It contributes to new findings in archaeology, making them tangible and lively. The conference organisers would like to bring together experts from the various fields, present a comprehensive overview of the current state of experimental archaeology and its possibilities, and look to the future.

We are looking for contributions for the following three topic blocks:

  • Research and Analysis (presentations of 30 minutes each): Scientific experiments as a contribution to research and as part of archaeological evaluations.
  • Handicrafts (demonstrations, illustrations and, to a limited extent, the possibility of practical demonstrations, 4–5 islands of works in one room): Prehistoric and historical handicraft techniques, replica production and experiments.
  • Mediation (workshops with moderation): discussion and joint debate on the topics production and use of life images, use of replicas in mediation, and «Hands on». Suggestions for further topics are gladly accepted.

You are invited and invited to suggest your contribution to the conference or to draw our attention to people who have interesting things to say about the individual topics. Please send a title with a short description until 28. February 28, 2020 to hc.ziewhcs-eigoloeahcra@nnamreiht.nelle. We look forward to receiving numerous suggestions from a wide variety of eras and fields. The organisers will decide on the inclusion in the programme by June 2020.

Information: Swiss Archaeological Network

Solothurn, Blick auf die Altstadt
Solothurn, Blick auf die Altstadt. Photo credits: © 2007 Ch-info.ch (CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia).

Workshop «Digital Humanities – Numismatics and neighbouring areas: Concepts, questions, experiences»

4 june 2021, online session

International numismatics is currently developing a great deal of dynamism with regard to digital projects in the context of «Digital Humanities». Many projects and data portals, especially in the environment of nomisma.org, develop normative data, concepts and data standards in connection with meta-databases. Above all, the standards data and concepts unify and facilitate the work with large amounts of data of diverse origins and provide a common «ontology».

These projects also reach Switzerland and are linked to coin cabinets, archaeological services or the inventory of Swiss coins found in Switzerland. At the same time, competence centres for digital humanities are being established at universities; basic research companies within and outside the SAGW are developing their own portals (e.g. Histhub) in order to develop and bundle digital resources and ontologies. The workshop attempts for the first time to present such endeavours, insofar as they may be of methodological or content-related interest to archaeological numismatics, and to promote the exchange of concepts and experiences.

This also raises the question of what the yield of these new ontologies and meta-databases can be for numismatic research. Will new subject areas emerge or will the mass of what is already known simply be made more accessible? What kind of experiences are made when ontologies have to be developed across disciplinary boundaries? Which questions can we formulate differently with structured data than before? How must the concepts be defined so that they not only reflect the state of research but also create scientific added value?

Information: Archäologie Schweiz