Location: KR 2, HS 02.01

IVGA-Talk in the Arch. Kolloquium on Aerial Archaeology

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Rączkowski: The incomplete soundness of airborne remote sensing in archaeology: myths, challenges and prospects.'

“Applying airborne remote sensing methods is increasingly becoming more common practice in archaeology. This development raises a number of questions: with 100 years of experience in using aerial photographs can we generate a critical approach to data collected with newly developed devices (e. g. cameras, sensors)?  Do these new methods and sophisticated technologies change our approach to solve research problems? Is there any relation between the application of new technologies and humanistic objectives to methods and data? The lecture will be mostly about raising questions instead of offering full answers. Some aerial photographs and visualizations of remote sensing data will be critically discussed.”

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Rączkowski is professor for theory and methodology in Aerial Archaeology at the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland, and Dr. Mikolaj Kostyrko's PhD supervisor. IVGA is looking forward to welcoming him on July 2nd.