Dr. Elaine Sullivan (UCSC) Visits Campus to Discuss 3D Site Models in Research and Teaching

On October 23, Dr. Elaine Sullivan, Assistant Professor in the History Department at UC Santa Cruz, visited the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Her visit was one of several workshops in DH at Berkeley’s series on 3D modeling.

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DH Fellow Prof. Rita Lucarelli Developing the Book of the Dead in 3D

Dr. Lucarelli and Ashley Jerbic take photos of The Doctor from above

DH Fellow Rita Lucarelli, Assistant Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, researches religion, magic, and funerary culture in ancient Egypt. Her current work engages the Book of the Dead and how it is adapted to various artifacts. Lucarelli’s digital project focuses on creating highly detailed, annotated 3D models of these funerary objects to better understand the materiality of the Book of the Dead texts.

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October 23rd Training: 3D Modeling of Objects and Spaces

3D modeling offers digital humanists new ways to engage with material culture, restore context to decayed or destroyed spaces, and share resources with both members of the public and researchers around the world. These upcoming workshops will explore two different tools 3D modeling and how they have been applied to digital humanities projects.

Read about how DH Fellows are applying these methods to their research and teaching on the DH blog.

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Crowdfunding The Doctor: 3D Modeling for Researchers and the Public at the Hearst Museum

Isis detail from the Doctor

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is raising funds through October 15th to bring The Doctor, a gargantuan Egyptian coffin lid, to the public for the Museum’s grand re-opening in 2016. The 2,500 year-old stone coffin lid weighs three tons and is a particularly rare item in the Heart’s collections.

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DH Consultant Stephanie Moore on Learning Drupal and Design Thinking

Stephanie Moore photo

Stephanie Moore has joined the Digital Humanities at Berkeley staff as a consultant. Stephanie is a seventh-year Ph.D. student in the English department writing her dissertation on allegory and mnemotechnics in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She will primarily be consulting with the numerous Drupal-based digital humanities projects on campus, as well as running Drupal workshops and supporting the Drupal Developers' Circle working group.

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