JULY 8 - JULY 22, 2006
Application Deadline: March 1, 2006
Rome wasn't built in a day, but new technologies are certainly speeding up the time needed to reconstruct ancient environments. A two week UCLA NEH Summer Institute is geared toward uncovering the potential of computer modeling to help understand the Roman world. Join us as we endeavor to demystify the technology, to show what it can do, and to equip participants with the knowledge and the tools necessary to use it in their own work. Professors Sander Goldberg from the Department of Classics and Diane Favro from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design will direct this inquiry, drawing upon both historical knowledge and technical expertise in modeling ancient worlds developed at UCLA's Experiential Technologies Center (ETC).
The Institute faculty has been drawn from a pool of scholars well known for their innovative efforts to integrate the study of the Roman material world into more traditional studies of Roman literature and politics. The faculty will include Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University), Robert Morstein-Marx (UC Santa Barbara), Joy Connolly (NYU), Kenneth Lapatin (J. Paul Getty Museum), Mary Beard (Cambridge) and Nicholas Purcell (Oxford).
All teachers selected to participate in the institute will be awarded a stipend of $1800 dollars to help cover travel costs, books and other research expenses, and living expenses.
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