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Fitting Archaeology into a Multidisciplinary Grand Challenge Program: “Planet Texas 2050”

Friday, March 2 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

UWM Mitchell Hall, Room 158
3203 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Joint Colloquium UWM Departments of Anthropology and Art History

Adam Rabinowitz
Associate Professor of Classics & Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology University of Texas-Austin

Friday, March 2, 2018
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mitchell Hall, Rm 158

“Planet Texas 2050” is the first theme of the UT-Austin Bridging Barriers grand challenge initiative.  In this project, research teams will use interdisciplinary research into past societies to advance a larger research effort focused on building resiliency to the rapid urbanization and extreme weather in Texas.  This talk explores how to integrate digital data from a variety of heterogeneous — and sometimes incommensurate – sources in the context of interdisciplinary research.

Professor Rabinowitz studies Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology. He has also several digital humanities projects about the Classical past funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.