Reflections on ‘Big Data in Archaeology’
By Lucy Stagg, on 15 April 2019
UCLDH team member Andreas Vlachidis gave a talk at the Big Data in Archaeology: Practicalities and Possibilities conference (27-28th March 2019), organised by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.
Andreas’ talk was entitled “Reflections on excavating archaeological grey literature: and on the challenges in information extraction”
The conference website explains the aim of the conference:
This conference will bring together leaders in the fields of archaeological data science to critically evaluate the concepts and methods associated with “big data” and data-intensive research approaches. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for discussion about the growing complexity of archaeological data as well as to provide participants with the scaffolding to explore their own application of data science methods.