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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

"Digital Unwrapping: Homer, Herculaneum, and the Scroll from Ein Gedi"

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:30pm

Presented by:  Dr. Brent Seales, Chair, Computer Science, University of Kentucky

Location: Hollings Program Room, Thomas Cooper Library 

Dr. Brent Seales is a professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on digital imaging in two very different directions: medical imaging and cultural heritage. Dr. Seales’ EDUCE project (Enhanced Digital Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration) seeks to create readable images of texts such as papyrus scrolls, without opening them, using minimally invasive scanning and virtual unwrapping. 

Progress over the past fifteen years in the digitization and analysis of text found in cultural objects (inscriptions, manuscripts, scrolls) has led to a new and astonishing discovery. In this talk Dr. Seales will tell the story of emerging methods for imaging and analysis culminating in a personal account of the discovery, the people involved, and the technical approaches used.



Sponsored by USC’s University Technology Services.

PDF icon Seales Presentation Poster 3/24/2016