48693 - Computer Science for Cultural Heritage

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the student with a broader view of the IT tools in support of the cultural heritage study, such as: digital transposition and object and document analysis, database organization, ontologies and semantic web, 3D acquisitions and virtual reconstructions via computer graphics. Through the analysis of case studies in various areas of the cultural heritage (archaeological, historical-artistic and architectural, archivist-library and music), the student acquires critical competence on the main digital technologies useful for the knowledge, conservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage.

Course contents

1. Introduction to the use of information technology in the study and enhancement of cultural resources
2. Digital Transposition and Analysis of Objects and Documents
3. Online information: publication and research
4. Organization of databases
5. Acquisition and processing of information

Readings/Bibliography

Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, Umanistica_digitale, Milano, Mondadori, 2012 264 pp.

Other materials (slides of lessons and readings) will be provided during the course through the e-learning platform: https://iol.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=23812

To access the site you must enter the teaching in their own study curriculum.

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises
Non-attending students can use the e-learning platform

Assessment methods

The exam will consist of an interview. The aim is to verify the knowledge acquired by students about the topics discussed in the course.
The interview will be different for attending and non-attending students.

Attending students:
1. Teaching material of lessons published on https://iol.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=23812

(To access the site you must enter the teaching in their own study curriculum)

2. Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, Umanistica_digitale, Milano, Mondadori, 2012 264 pp.

Non-attending students:
1. Teaching material of lessons published on TO BE DEFINED
(To access the site you must enter the teaching in their own study curriculum)
2. Comment on 5 readings related to the topics discussed in the course;
3. Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, Umanistica_digitale, Milan, Mondadori, 2012 264 pp.

For all students (attending and non-attending) the exam will be based on the content of the texts and on the ability to expose the various issues discussed in the course. Mnemonic learning of the definitions and technical terms of the discipline, together with the ability to link between the various issues described in the case studies presented and the technologies used, will be considered as evaluation elements. The expressive capabilities shown during the exam will be considered in the final evaluation.

Teaching tools

Texts, handouts and other educational material available on the e-learning platform will provide additional support to the course's teaching: https://iol.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=23812

Office hours

See the website of Fabio Silari