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International workshop, LMU Munich, 3 – 5 July 2018

"Death in 3D" is an exploratory workshop on new methodologies for the study of Egyptian monuments of the 1st millenium BCE. Objects like sarcophagi, statues and stelae show complex patterns of decoration that integrate compilations of texts and images. What new research questions can be generated by confronting our sources with methods of the digital humanities, like photogrammetry and "Reflectance Transformation Imaging"(RTI)? What are source-specific requirements for the chosen methods? New documentation techniques display a central role into attempting a multi-faceted study of monuments within their own archaeological and historical context. By confronting Egyptian case studies from Late Period and Ptolemaic Egypt, including archeological and philological approaches, with examples from Near Eastern archeology and museology, this workshop brings together scholars from different fields, who pursue their research questions by digital means.

A workshop of the the program "LMU - UCB Research in the Humanities" and the Graduate School Distant Worlds (GSDW).

Venue: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (SMÄK), Gabelsbergerstr. 35, lecture hall.

Organizers: Ralph Birk, Melanie Flossmann-Schütze, Rita Lucarelli, Alexander Schütze.

Patricipants are kindly asked to register at: alexander.schuetze@lmu.de


Additional information is to be found in the program