[okfn-it] Fwd: Invitation to GnewArchaeology – FreeSoftware, OpenData and OpenKnowledge in Archaeology

Maurizio Napolitano maurizio.napolitano a okfn.org
Mar 30 Ago 2011 22:06:28 UTC

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Oggetto: Invitation to GnewArchaeology – FreeSoftware, OpenData
and OpenKnowledge in Archaeology
Data: 	Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:33:32 +0200
Mittente: 	domenico giusti <guiist a gmail.com>

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Dear all,

I'm Domenico Giusti, a student from the Erasmus Mundus Master in
Quaternary and Prehistory at the University of Ferrara.

Here few words about my background: I graduated in Conservation of
Cultural Heritage at the University of Perugia with a degree in
ethnography and museography. Then I worked some years with local
ethnographic museums, specially dealing with cataloging, databases and
other information technologies applied to cultural heritage, mainly
using Free/Libre and Open Source software.

Since 2010, I'm following courses in Global Positioning System (GPS) and
Geographic Information System (GIS) and I'm also very interested in
themes like Open Knowledge and Science Commons.

In 2010 I decide to apply for the Cultural Fund of the University of
Ferrara, a fund for cultural events and activities promoted by the
student of the University of Ferrara, to have the opportunity to get
some fund to organize a workshop on Free Software, Open Data and Open
Knowledge in Archaeology. Then, I became the project manager of the
GNewArchaeology workshop.

So I am glad to invite you to participate to the first GNewArchaeology
workshop (and I hope it will not be the last one…)

# Website

# When/Where
It will take place on the 13th - 14th October 2011 in Ferrara, Italy

# About
The GNewArchaelogy – Free Software, Open Data and Open Knowledge in
Archaeology workshop is part of a cultural project promoted and
organized by the students from the University of Ferrara and funded by
the Cultural Fund of the University of Ferrara, Italy.

These two days will be an opportunity for meeting and debating about the
use and diffusion of free and open source software aimed at public
institutions, particularly at archaeological research processes, such as
open formats and archaeological data sharing.

Presentations of research projects and case studies, round-table
discussions and tutorials about specific software are scheduled. The
more technical and specific meeting will be preceded by introductive
sessions to the free software addressed to everyone who is interested in
and will include screening of documentaries, distribution of informative
brochures and help for software installation.

The workshop is an occasion to develop links, connections, contacts,
cooperation between students, professionals and working groups.

# How to participate
Authors are invited to submit proposals on any aspect of using
freesoftware in archaeological processes, creating, publishing and
reusing open archaeological data.

Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

╗ Introduction to FLOSS

╗ FLOSS in archaeology (tools for storage and processing, analyzing,

╗ Open geospatial data

╗ Semantic Web and Linked Open Data

╗ Open Science and Open Data in Academic Research

Various types of discussion are scheduled:

╗ long presentation session (60 minute)

╗ short presentation session (15 to 30 minute)

╗ round-table discussions, which intend to create a constructive debate
between professional users of open source software and public as such as
researchers, archaeologists and students

╗ tutorial: you can present your topics or projects doing pratical
activities with a small group of people. The software required for your
tutorial has to be communicate to the organization. We will try to
organize before your tutorial a special session to explain how to
install the software (if its required)

Important dates:

Submission deadline: September 22th, 2011

Notification upon acceptance and publication of abstracts: September 29,

Workshop: 13th - 14th October, 2011

We are looking forward for your participation!

If you have any questions/enquiries/suggestion, please feel free to
email us at info a gnewarchaeology.it <mailto:info a gnewarchaeology.it>

Best regards,

The GNewArchaeology team


UniversitÓ degli Studi di Ferrara
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