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Friends of Herculaneum Society

18-10-2014 - 19-10-2014

 The Friends of Herculaneum Society cordially invites you to a talk to be given by Dr Kathryn E. Piquette, Research Associate, Universität zu Köln, Cologne Centre for eHumanities, on Saturday 18 October 2014 at 16.00 in the main lecture theatre at The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX13LU. 

The title of the talk is: "New Advanced Digital Imaging of the Herculaneum Papyri: Recent results, future plans."

Dr Piquette has been developing a technique known as RTI (ReflectanceTransformation Imaging) to assist researchers to study documentary and other artefacts remotely (online) in great detail and without being restricted by the fixed lighting angles of traditional photography and flatbed scanning where details can be obscured by shadows. In developing the RTI system, it is hoped that high-quality digital images of inscribed artifacts, viewable from multiple
light sources, can be consulted by scholars and the general public around the world.  

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