About this program
In Humanities, the exponential increase in digital documentation requires us to question its management, its use, its availability to the scientific community and its sustainability. In archaeology, these issues are even more crucial because they relate to non-reproducible primary data. In order to effectively retrieve, store, manage, prepare for analysis, and communicate the information and the scientific range of such amount of data, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with concepts and tools related to new technologies. Such digital competencies are not present in a standard archaeology background, though they are fundamental to effectively interact with ICT experts.
The “R 4 aRchaeologists” winter school aims for a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Data analysis, Data mining, and Data visualization techniques. It is conducted through R, programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The large amount of data that are produced through archaeological work show a wide degree of heterogeneity, complexity, and interconnection, making the use of algorithmic methods unavoidable. R is one of the main programming languages of Data Science and includes a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, spatial statistics, time-series analysis, classiffication, clustering, and others.
The Winter School will last 60 hours and will take place from January 30th to February 10th, 2023, at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa, Italy.
- David R. Carlson, Quantitative methods in archaeology using R, Cambridge University Press (June 26, 2017)
- Nakoinz O. & Knitter D., Modelling Human Behaviour in Landscapes, Springer
Students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related to Cultural Heritage can apply. The course is open to both EU (including University of Pisa students)and non-EU applicants.
Specific computer science or technology skills are not required.
For an effective learning environment, the number of participants will be limited to 20.
Personal laptops are needed for attending the winter school.
Some introductory tutorials will be delivered to attendees before the School starts.
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Tuition fees: 500 euro
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Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy
Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...
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Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners and 2 Fields medalist.It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport and the excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.
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A one-year programme taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.This programme is aimed at International students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College
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