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Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Bethany Hucks (Heidelberg), “From the Ground Up: Rethinking Ancient Cultural Identities Using 3D Models” 

Bethany Hucks (Heidelberg), “From the Ground Up: Rethinking Ancient Cultural Identities Using 3D Models” 
April 22, 2022
3:30 pm
Zoom

Join us on April 22 at 3:30pm for the final installment in our lecture series “New Approaches to the Ancient Mediterranean.” Bethany Hucks’ talk will present a guide for the use of 3D models in the Classics classroom from the perspective of methodological theory and the evaluation of source materials rather than a digital manual. What kinds of questions can and cannot be answered when building or viewing models? How can we determine which information to include and how can we know what may be missing or misrepresented in the archival records used to create models? How can 3D models increase equity and access to Classics for culturally deprived communities? What can 3D models teach us about the way ancient people thought about ideas such as authenticity or cultural connectivity, and about the ways that we think about ancient people? What are the practical considerations, limitations, and opportunities that 3D models can provide? The Zoom link is https://psu.zoom.us/j/98822177339