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PW-269459-20
Reconstructing Ancient History through Squeeze Digitization at the Institute for Advanced Study
Angelos Chaniotis, Institute for Advanced Study

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Digital Epigraphy for the Blind (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Digital Epigraphy for the Blind
Author: Aaron Hershkowitz
Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Aaron Hershkowitz, manager of the Krateros Project to digitize the IAS collection of epigraphic squeezes, presents some initial ideas and experimentation concerning the possible utility of squeezes (and 3D reproductions thereof) in making epigraphy more accessible to blind and visually impaired scholars, students, and enthusiasts. Initially presented at the Ancient MakerSpaces event at the 2021 annual joint meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America.
Date: 1/9/2021
Conference Name: Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and Archaeological Institute of America, Ancient MakerSpaces Session

Giving the Past a Digital Squeeze (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Giving the Past a Digital Squeeze
Abstract: The IAS has the world's second largest collection of epigraphic squeezes, and a project is under way to digitize them. But what is an epigraphic squeeze? What's more, how does one digitize a squeeze? And why does any of this matter? In this talk, Aaron Hershkowitz will answer all of these questions and more, as he guides you through a brief history of the Institute squeeze collection and the project to digitize it. He will also explain the current workflow of the digitization project as well as its future goals.
Author: Aaron Hershkowitz
Date: 10/16/2020
Location: Zoom
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot2FBnRbcsw
Primary URL Description: A YouTube video of the recorded presentation.

Krateros Open House (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Krateros Open House
Abstract: The Institute for Advanced Study holds one of the largest collections of epigraphic squeezes (paper negatives of inscribed stones) in the world. On April 9th, 2021, the manager of the Krateros Project Dr. Aaron Hershkowitz presented a behind-the-scenes tour of the Meritt Library, home to both the squeeze collection and the digitization effort. Attendees not only see the various materials housed in the Meritt Library, but also have a glimpse into the process of scanning those squeezes. The program concludes with a question and answer period led by Dr. Hershkowitz.
Author: Aaron Hershkowitz
Date: 4/9/2021
Location: Zoom
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/j9ydXqq_ABw
Primary URL Description: This YouTube video is a recording of the entire Open House event.
Secondary URL: https://youtu.be/Fuye7_3CmcM
Secondary URL Description: This YouTube video is the "tour" portion of the Open House event, without the subsequent questions and answers.


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