CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
Section: 001 Digital Publishing and Archaeology
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CLARCH 221, 222, or 323.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
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The aim of this course is to introduce students to digital publication in the Humanities through practical exercises and critical examination of current projects, with particular reference to the University of Michigan’s archaeological project at Gabii in Italy.

The initial stages of the course will provide background information about Digital Humanities and Archaeology to students. Next, the students will gain practical experience in data collection and analysis, including database design, data quality control, Geographic Information Systems, and data management applications. A major component of the course will be the examination of a new, interactive digital publication employing a number of the practical items that the students have learned. A Mid-Republican House at Gabii, a state-of-the-art book written by members of the University of Michigan’s Gabii Project and published by the University of Michigan Press, will immerse students in the new ways that digital publications engage audiences. The course will also learn from work done by The Book Unbound, a project funded by the U-M Humanities Collaboratory that is examining how publications can be innovative with new aspects of digital technology.

At the end of the course, students should have acquired skills that can be applied to projects in Digital Humanities across a wide range of disciplines, should they wish to further their interests by participating in projects of this sort. Efforts will be made to identify subsequent projects suitable for students, based on their interests.

Course Requirements:

Assessment will consist of regular response papers, collaborative projects, class participation, and a final writing assignment.

Intended Audience:

Anyone with an interest in either digital publications or archaeology

Class Format:

Two meetings per week of 1.5 hours

CLARCH 350 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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