[Translate to English:] Bilder oben: Janna Fabry, Anita Mostofa, Moritz Knäbel Bilder unten: Huy Do Duc, Dominik Klenk, Hendrik Rohland Collage: Hendrik Rohland
Bilder oben: Janna Fabry, Anita Mostofa, Moritz Knäbel Bilder unten: Huy Do Duc, Dominik Klenk, Hendrik Rohland Collage: Hendrik Rohland
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Virtual Summer School "Computer and Geoscience in Archaeology"

From 3 to 14 June, the virtual summer school "Computerand Geoscience in Archaeology" will take place

Like society as a whole, archaeology is undergoing immense change. Technological development and digitisation allow researchers to record more and more precise data than ever before. At the same time, they can access and use more and more information. With this development comes new demands. Archaeologists need to have basic knowledge of many fields, such as geodesy, remote sensing, data management and analysis, and computer science methods and tools, in addition to knowledge of their own discipline. It is the combination of these skills that enables them to contribute to and exploit the ever-growing corpus of archaeological data to gain new insights into the human past.

To foster the dissemination of technological knowledge in the archaeology community, the HTW Dresden - University of Applied Sciences is once again organising a virtual summer school entitled "Computer and Geoscience in Archaeology" this year. The course is jointly organised by the Faculties of Computer Science/Mathematics and Geoinformation and will take place from 3 June to 14 June 2024. The Summer School offers participants deep insights into digital technologies in archaeology, including remote sensing, quantitative methods, 3D documentation, geoinformation systems and much more. 

The event is aimed at students from various archaeological disciplines who wish to acquire basic knowledge of digital working methods and their possible applications. The course is open to students from all over the world. All events will be held in English. The online format allows participation from anywhere in the world via an internet connection.

On the HTW side, the Summer School is organised by PD Prof. Dr Marco Block-Berlitz, Professor of Computer Graphics, Prof. Dr Martin Oczipka, Professor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, as well as Dr Tim Karberg and Dr Hendrik Rohland, Visiting Professors of Archaeoinformatics.

The events of the summer course are also a foretaste of the newly designed Master's degree programme "Computer and Geoscience in Archaeology", which will be offered from the coming winter semester. With its technical-engineering orientation, HTW Dresden offers excellent conditions for teaching archaeologists, most of whom are trained in history and the humanities, the technical tools that this diverse profession requires today and in the future. Whether university research, monument preservation, museum education or tourism development and marketing - none of these areas can do without digital technologies today. The new Master's course is designed to enable experts in archaeology to confidently shape the digitalisation of their discipline and use it for the benefit of cultural heritage. 

Registration for the Summer School is now open until 12 May. For registration and further information, please visit: https://www.htw-dresden.de/en/hochschule/fakultaeten/info-math/studium/computer-science-archaeology/summer-school-computer-science-in-archaeology.

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Dr. phil. Hendrik Rohland

Dr. phil. Hendrik Rohland