Networking: past and present

Tue 23 Apr 2013, 19:15 - 20:45

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 6.15pm to 7.45pm, followed by a reception Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

This event was an opportunity to explore how people, objects and places were connected in the past by using up-to-date technology. Delegates brought smartphones to scan QR codes in an interactive exhibition. You can start right here for more information on the research programme behind this event.

Delegates were able to browse objects, take part in research surveys and comment on scientific theories. They also discovered how links between archaeological objects reveal a world of knowledge transmission and innovation in the past.  There was also the opportunity to talk to researchers tracing networks of contacts across and beyond the Mediterranean region between the late Bronze Age and the late classical period.

This event emerged from a two-day conference, Tracing Networks, held at the British Academy, in which archaeologists and computer scientists presented new approaches to understanding knowledge networks in the ancient world and present day. Technological traditions across the highly interconnected world of the Mediterranean, c.1500-200 BCE, provided archaeological case studies. Replicas of archaeological objects provided a hands-on experience of crafting and illustrated the tangible side of technology in the past.

Arranged in association with:



The Leverhulme Trust and Brown University University of Exeter University of Glasgow University of Leicester Royal Holloway, University of London

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