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RomeLab: Funerals, Families, Networks, the Built Environment and 3D Visualization

Thu May 30th 2024, 12:00 - 1:15pm
Wallenberg Hall, 4th Floor

Join us for the last lunch seminar of the year with Chris Johanson, Associate Professor in Classics and Digital Humanities at UCLA. He will talk about the genesis of RomeLab's computational exploration of the Roman aristocratic funeral, its spatial contexts, its prosopographical networks, and the tools generated through this journey. Zoom participation available. RSVP here for lunch count and Zoom information.

This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Archeology Center and Stanford Classics Department.

About the Speaker

Chris Johanson is Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Classics, Chair and founding faculty of the UCLA Digital Humanities Program, and Interim Faculty Director of Innovative Applications in Data Science for UCLA DataX. His research explores the ancient Graeco-Roman world—its extant literature, texts of all kinds, and its material record—using data visualization, network analysis, 2 and 3D representation and real-time interaction. He directs RomeLab, a multi-disciplinary research group whose work uses the physical and virtual city of Rome as a point of departure to study the interrelationship between historical phenomena and the spaces and places of the ancient city. He has collaborated on mapping and visualization projects set in Bolivia, Peru, Albania, Iceland, Spain, Turkey and Italy. His research has received funding from Mellon, the NEH, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation, and Google.