Winter School “R4Rchaeologists"

General

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Program Description

In Humanities, the exponential increase in digital documentation requires us to question its management, its use, its availability to the scientific community and its sustainability. In archaeology, these issues are even more crucial because they relate to non-reproducible primary data. In order to effectively retrieve, store, manage, prepare for analysis, and communicate the information and the scientific range of such amount of data, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with concepts and tools related to new technologies. Such digital competencies are not present in a standard archaeology background, though they are fundamental in order to effectively interact with ICT experts. The “R for Archaeologists” winter school aims for a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Data analysis, Data mining, and Data visualization techniques. It is conducted through R, programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics R. The large amount of data that are produced through archaeological work show a wide degree of heterogeneity, complexity, and interconnection, making the use of algorithmic methods unavoidable. R is one of the main programming languages of Data Science, and includes a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, including linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, spatial statistics, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, and others. The Winter School will last 60 hours, and will take place from January 25th to February 5th 2021, at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of University of Pisa, Italy.

Aim

The Winter School “R for Archeologists” will enable participants to conduct statistical analysis and visualization of Archaeological data. It is built around a new paradigm, which takes into consideration archaeologists as both producers and users of digital archaeological data. Attendees will learn the concepts and methods of univariate and multivariate analysis, spatial analysis and data visualization through integrated use of R ecosystem software packages, statistical and practical principles.

Who can apply

Students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related to Cultural Heritage. The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants.

Language

English

Program Intensity

Full-Time

ECTS

6

Fees

500 euro

Period

25 January - 5 February 2021

Application Deadline

11 January 2021

Contacts

Coordinator
Prof. Gabriele Gattiglia gabriele.gattiglia@unipi.it 
Dott. Nevio Dubbini nevio.dubbini@gmail.com 

Summer/Winter School Office support.summerschool@unipi.it

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and ve ... Read More

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centres in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Read less
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