Call for Papers

Wolfgang BÖRNER (1) | Irmela HERZOG (2)
((1) Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchaeologie, Austria | (2) The Rhineland Commission for Archaeological Monuments and Sites, Bonn, Germany)

Keywords: CHNT, New Technologies, Computer, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage,

Call: At the 25th CHNT conference this session offers the opportunity not only to look back on 25 years of computational archaeology and new technologies in cultural heritage, but also to learn from the past. In the first years, the name of the conference was still “Archäologie & Computer”, and in the proceedings of the first conference, Ortolf Harl, the head of the Vienna’s Urban Archaeology department at that time, wrote: “To master the plenitude of the archaeological material it is inevitable to use a computer. Well, a computer is a must! … However: with the meal the appetite grows. Well: a conference is a must!”
These statements are still valid, although computers have changed a lot, and are nowadays often integrated in smart phones or tablets. The latter can be used to control drone flights with digital cameras taking pictures of cultural heritage sites. Modern technology allows creating a 3D model based on these pictures, and this is only one of many innovative approaches that appeared during the past 25 years.
This session invites researchers to present their new results that were inspired by a poster or a talk given at a CHNT conference, by reading a publication of such a talk or poster, by a discussion with colleagues at a round table, during the breaks or the social events at the conference or by attending one of the CHNT workshops. Papers on CHNT projects involving colleagues from different disciplines that first met at a CHNT conference may also be submitted to this session. It is also possible to give an update on projects that were first presented at a CHNT conference some years ago and are still evolving (e.g. web sites) in a short contribution to this session. Moreover, talks that review the development of a specific CHNT topic during the past decade or a longer period of time are welcome.

Submission (open April 15, 2020)
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