Colloquium: Digital Unwrapping: Homer, Herculaneum, and the Scroll from En-Gedi

  • Professor
  • Physics & Astronomy
02/17/2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
CP 155
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Prof. Brent Seales, University of Kentucky

Progress over the past fifteen years in the digitization and analysis of text found in cultural objects (inscriptions, manuscripts, scrolls) has led this past year to a new and astonishing discovery. This talk will tell the story of emerging methods for imaging and analysis culminating in a personal account of the discovery, the people involved, and the technical approaches used.  The digitization of damaged objects supports a new era of collaboration and exploration that has enabled compelling new discoveries and solutions to long-standing problems.

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