Archaeologist Darius Arya will deliver “Ancient History on Location: Teaching the Past through Digital Media,” a public lecture on cutting-edge technologies used to study the ancient world, on Mon., Nov. 5.
Archaeologist Darius Arya will deliver “Ancient History on Location: Teaching the Past through Digital Media,” a public lecture on cutting-edge technologies used to study the ancient world, on Mon., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m., in New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).
The lecture is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies.
Arya is a classical archaeologist who promotes and leads initiatives in heritage preservation focusing on educational programs, public outreach, video, and social/digital media.
His talk will focus on the new approaches being used in archaeology (e.g., digital scanning technology, virtual reality), what it’s like to teach in non-traditional settings, how ancient history and archaeology can be made accessible via television and social media, and the importance of this type of scholarly outreach.
Arya has directed the American Institute for Roman Culture since 2002 and is a frequent television documentary host, most recently for the PBS series “Ancient Invisible Cities” and for Rai 5’s “Under Italy.”
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit: https://bit.ly/2EerRda. For more information, call 212.992.7978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street)
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies was created in 1996 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the past. Directed by Matthew S. Santirocco, and supported largely through endowment, the Center funds travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, annual research conferences and lectures, and summer outreach seminars for faculty from across the United States (in collaboration with the Faculty Resource Network). Scholarly organizations that are based at the Center include the American section of the Institute for Etruscan and Italic Studies and its journal, Etruscan News, and the Aquila Theatre Company.