A Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial UnionRobert Cargill, an assistant professor of Classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss how recent advances in the fields of archaeology and the digital humanities have enabled scholars to create digital reconstructions of archaeological remains at Qumran, the site associated with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He uses 3D and virtual reality to introduce the audience to the ancient sites, proposes various reconstructions, and highlights the process for databasing archaeological data. Cargill was the chief architect and designer of the Qumran Visualization Project at UCLA's Center for Digital Humanities. He has appeared as an expert on the National Geographic special, Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls, and History's documentary series Bible Secrets Revealed. He is also the author of the recent book, Qumran through (Real) Time: A Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society
- ISU Philosophy Club
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
- Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
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