Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: LECTURE: Free Egyptology Lecture at Hopkins Dupont location FRI, Oct 19th at 6:30pm, Free

Free Egyptology Lecture on  “Virtual Reality, Real Research: The Giza Project at Harvard University” with Nicholas Picardo
Friday, October 19th
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This lecture will be presented by Nicholas Picardo, Research Associate at Harvard University, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. The presentation will explore new applications of 3D graphic reconstruction currently being undertaken by The Giza Project at Harvard. "From royal pyramid complexes and mastaba tombs to the landscape of the Giza Plateau itself, 3D modeling dramatically expands the prospects for understanding the site through its history, for testing modern theories about ancient activity, and even for producing new data that work together with on-the-ground archaeology. These research and developmental processes will be explained through examples of The Giza Project’s graphic models along with a discussion about how such pursuits create opportunities to not just visualize but also to experience ancient settings in innovative and promising ways."  Read more details here

About the speaker: Mr. Nicholas Picardo is an Egyptological Research Associate with The Giza Project in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. A specialist in household archaeology, he holds a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. He has excavated in Egypt at Abydos, Giza, and Saqqara, and he is Field Director of the South Abydos Settlement Excavation-E Project (part of the Penn-Yale-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Expedition to Abydos), on which his forthcoming doctoral dissertation research is based. Read more here.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium 
1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to stop closest to Mass Ave before going under the underpass

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