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Brown bag: At Risk World Heritage and Cyber-Archaeology
Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
At-Risk World Heritage and Cyber-Archaeology: A UC President’s Research Catalyst Award Project
The destruction of world cultural heritage is an acute problem from the damage done to archaeological sites by the Islamic State and other groups in the Middle East. Last year, the speaker received a grant from UCOP for ‘At-Risk World Heritage and the Digital Humanities’ to tackle this crisis through cultural preservation. In collaboration with archaeology faculty at UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Merced, this project incorporates over 10,000 years of cultural materials, architecture, and landscapes. The lecture will present an overview of this UC campus-wide partnership, which uses conventional and modern techniques to study the effects of disasters—both natural and manmade—and forecast endangered sites.
Speaker Thomas Levy is Distinguished Professor and holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego.
Questions about this event? Contact Christopher.Spitzer@ucop.edu.