The application for the workshop Securing Data in Mesopotamia: New Technologies for Secured Cuneiform Texts has been accepted by both the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences and the Lorentz Centre. The workshop, of which the Centre for Global Heritage and Development is co-applicant, seeks to create a new multidisciplinary research community consisting of historians, archaeologists, linguists, epigraphists, geo-scientists, computer scientists and experts from the social, cognitive and applied sciences, in order to research to study Mesopotamia’s ancient communication system in all its aspects.
The workshop seeks to create formulate a research agenda in which a broad array of researchers working at forefronts of their field can test and evaluate newly developed techniques and algorithms for (virtual) modelling of geomaterials and man-made objects. As such, modern measuring techniques, state of the art imaging and image analysis techniques, advanced soil mechanics models, and last but not least, fast-developing pattern recognition algorithms require a concerted effort, to unveil the secrets of data security in ancient Mesopotamia.
The exact schedule and agenda of the workshop will be published soon.