Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Digital Forum Romanum Announcement

Today sees the launch of the new ‘Digital Forum Romanum’ website:
While the website is presently in German (an English version is under development), this announcement from the Digital Forum Romanum site might be of interest to CAES members:

So famous is the Forum Romanum in Rome that it can prove difficult to get
 an archaeological handle on the site’s multileveled history and material
 forms. The new ‘Digital Forum Romanum’ project sets out to bring the site
 back to historical life: exploiting a series of three-dimensional digital
 reconstructions, and showcasing the Forum at different historical moments
 between 200 B.C. and A.D. 310, the website aims to visualize the site’s
 dynamic historical development; by bringing together images, videos and
 texts about the Forum’s chronology and building structures, the website
 also facilitates different perspectives into its history and research.
 (Texts will soon also be available in English and Italian translation).

The ‘Digital Forum Romanum’ is a combined research and teaching project at
 the Winckelmann-Institut of the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin: it brings
 together academics and students who have been working since 2011 in
 cooperation with Berlin’s ‘TOPOI’ Exzellenzcluster and the Deutsches
 Archaeologisches Institut. The website publishes the first phase of the
 project’s results: it will be further developed over the ensuing months.

All images and videos published on the website are available for teaching,
 research and private use (with due copyright acknowledgment: ©
digitales-forum-romanum). Written permission is required for all other
 publication purposes.

 Prof. Dr. Susanne Muth, Dr. Nikolaus Dietrich, Erika Holter, M.A.
‘Digitales Forum Romanum’
Institut fuer Archaeologie / Lehrbereich Klassische Archaeologie
 Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
 Unter den Linden 6
 D-10099 Berlin / Germany