Archaeology & Computing – some recorded lectures

“the audio recordings in MP3 format of a conference held at Sheffield University between the 19th and 21st of April 2006 on new technologies in history and archaeology. The papers focus on GIS; imaging and virtual restoration of historical documents; data mining; Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS); and XML technologies. The papers may be useful to researchers interested in computing in history or archaeology.” Original url

  • ‘Using GIS to Study Long-Term Population Change’, Ian Gregory, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. (mp3)
  • ‘Spatial Technologies in Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century’, Paul Cripps, University of Southampton, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Imaging of Historical Documents’, Andrew Prescott, University of Sheffield, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Finding Needles in Haystacks: Data-mining in distributed historical data-sets’, Mark Greengrass and Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Digital Searching and the Problem of the Ventriloquist’s Dummy’, Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Using Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) in Historical Research: Some methodological issues from the experience of the ‘Health of the Cecils’ Project’, Caroline Bowden, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Crossing an “Information Divide”: The OASIS project and its use of XML schema’, Catherine Hardman, University of York, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘”Oh, to make boards to speak! There is a task!” Towards a Poetics of Paradata’, Richard Beacham, King’s College, London, UK. (mp3)
  • ‘Constructing a Corpus of Material Objects: The case of the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland’, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.(mp3)
  • ‘Virtual Restoration and Manuscript Archaeology: A case study’, Meg Twycross, University of Lancaster, UK. (mp3)