GIS from the Ground Up: Introducing Geospatial Tools for Archaeological Research

21 October 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 14.00 London / 9.00 New York)

Dr. Kristen Hopper, Durham University

Using Historical Imagery, Maps and Legacy Data to Guide Field Survey: Case Studies from the Dariali and Lagodekhi Surveys in Georgia

28 October 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 14.00 London / 9.00 New York)

Dr. Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, Florida International University

Suitability Analysis with Data on Human-Environment Interactions

4 November 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 13.00 London / 9.00 New York)

Dr. William Deadman, Durham University

The EAMENA Methodology: Arches, Remote Sensing, GIS and Archaeological Change Detection

11 November 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 13.00 London / 8.00 New York)

Dr. Emily Hammer, University of Pennsylvania

Landscape-Scale Analysis using Least-Cost Paths

18 November 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 13.00 London / 8.00 New York)

Dr. Giorgi Khaburzania, National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia

GIS for Managing and Protecting Cultural Heritage Resources

2 December 2021 (17.00 South Caucasus / 13.00 London / 8.00 New York)

Dr. Ian Lindsay, Purdue University

Mobile GIS: Collecting GIS Data on Archaeological Survey

In this virtual seminar series, international practitioners will present on a different GIS technique each week and discuss how it contributes to their archaeological or cultural heritage research in a variety of contexts and periods. The aim of each presentation is to introduce scholars unfamiliar with geospatial methods to the “anatomy” of a GIS-focused research project and elements of GIS research design through real world case studies.

Accompanying each talk will be links to resources discussed in each seminar (e.g., related data sources, tutorials, research articles, etc.). Most importantly, the series will be used as a foundation for a South Caucasus “community of practice” in GIS that can foster ongoing conversations, data sharing, networking, and mentoring around geospatial methods in heritage resource fields.

The virtual seminar series will culminate in an in-person, hands-on workshop in Tbilisi planned for 2022, where invited participants will put theory into practice and make progress on their own GIS skillsets.

Seminar registration required: https://forms.gle/ZhXXuieYNQaGA2Ka8

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)

This series is co-hosted by American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), and National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia. Funding for this series is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, see www.arisc.org