The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East.
The Epigraphic Survey at 93: Changing the Face of Archaeology with New Digital Technologies at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt
Presented by W. Raymond Johnson, Director, Epigraphic Survey, The Oriental Institute. From its inception in 1924, the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt, has utilized the modern technology of the day in its documentation, restoration, and publication of Egypt's Pharaonic monuments. Now, 93 years later, Chicago House finds itself still leading the way in the development of new digital imaging technologies that are revolutionizing epigraphic recording processes and allowing even greater accuracy. In this talk Chicago House director Ray Johnson discusses the Epigraphic Survey's current documentation, conservation, and restoration programs in Luxor, and how recent digital innovations - including 3-D imaging - are changing the face of archaeology.
6:30-7:00 p.m. Pre Lecture Tour/Registration
7:00-8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:00-8:45 p.m. Reception
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W. Raymond Johnson, Director, Epigraphic Survey, The Oriental Institute