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University of Pisa
12 days
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

Program description


In Humanities, the exponential increase in digital documentation requires us toquestion its management, its use, its availability to the scientific community and itssustainability. In archaeology, these issues are even more crucial because they relateto non-reproducible primary data. In order to effectively retrieve, store, manage, prepare for analysis, and communicate the information and the scientific range ofsuch amount of data, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with conceptsand tools related to new technologies. Such digital competencies are not present in astandard archaeology background, though they are fundamental in order toeffectively interact with ICT experts.
The “R for Archaeologists” winter school aimsfor a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Dataanalysis, Data mining, and Data visualization techniques. It is conducted through R,programming language and free software environment for statistical computing andgraphics R. The large amount of data that are produced through archaeological workshow a wide degree of heterogeneity, complexity, and interconnection, making theuse of algorithmic methods unavoidable. R is one of the main programming languagesof Data Science, and includes a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques,including linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, spatial statistics, time-seriesanalysis, classification, clustering, and others.
The Winter School will last 60 hours,and will take place online from January 24th to February 4th 2022, organized by the Department of Civilsations and Forms of Knowledge of University of Pisa.

The school will be entirely held online, via Microsoft Teams.

Admission requirements

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.

Students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related toCultural Heritage can apply. The course is open to both EU (including University of Pisa students)and non-EU applicants.

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Tuition fees

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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Why study at University of Pisa

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.

The Foundation Course

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

Summer Schools

Intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.They mostly last from 1 to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.

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University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa

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