Mon 20 Feb
Seminars and Conferences

Iraqi archaeological landscape.Archaeology and Geomatics: discussion on integrated approaches for digital documentation in the 2022 missions

The digital documentation approaches for the data management and archiving, supporting the archaeological excavation monitoring is nowadays more than ever crucial to collect and pass on bult heritage at risk and, together with it, to corroborate knowledge and awareness of its identity.
The seminar aims to provide the opportunity of an interdisciplinary discussion on the issues related to methods and technologies for archaeological documentation in Iraq, in the complexity of its geopolitical framework.
These activities highlight not only the scientific value in the respective research sectors in the academic field, for the analysis of historical settlements and the rural landscape transformations, but they require also to be understood as a concrete opportunity to inquiry the social and cultural impacts of these projects on local communities, participating in the processes of identity reconstruction currently underway in the Iraqi region.

The seminar is designed to discuss the role of digital technologies from geographical information sciences supporting an integrated multi-temporal and multi-scale management of excavation activities. Specifically, the projects related to the 2022 missions have a leading role of the event, offering various insights across multiple voices interventions, and it propose the points of view of experts working in the field of Iraq's historical and archaeological assets. The mission in Tell Zeyd, on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, is a focus on the Islamic period settlements in the area of Iraqi Kurdistan which historically constituted the rural and productive hinterland of Mosul (Coord. Cà Foscari University, Venice), while the activities in the Baghdad region, within one of the first-born Italian archaeological missions in Iraq, intend to maintain and deepen the studies in the area of the ancient city of Seleucia al Tigris, founded in the 4th century BC, capital of the Greek Seleucid culture and of the homonymous empire, as a strategic crossroads point between the Tigris and the Euphrates (Coord. University of Turin and CRAST - Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l'Asia).

​Speaker: Andrea Lingua, Paolo Maschio - DIATI, Politecnico di Torino. Nannina Spanò, Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Giulia Sammartano, Giacomo Patrucco, Stefano Perri – DAD, Politecnico di Torino

Guests: Cristina Tonghini, Enrico Reali Cà Foscari, Venezia. Vito Messina, Carlo Lippolis, Università di Torino and CRAST.
Discussant: Emanuele Morezzi, DAD and Franco Porcelli, DISAT - Politecnico di Torino.
Introduce: Giulia Sammartano, DAD - Politecnico di Torino.

For more information contact: giulia.sammartano@polito.it