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Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage

Contributions in Computational Humanities

  • Hans Georg Bock
  • Willi Jäger
  • Michael J. Winckler
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences book series (CMCS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Development of Scientific Computing Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wolfgang Baatz, Massimo Fornasier, Jan Haskovec
      Pages 3-10
    3. Leore Grosman, Gonen Sharon, Talia Goldman-Neuman, Oded Smikt, Uzy Smilansky
      Pages 11-20
    4. Daniel Jungblut, Stephan Karl, Hubert Mara, Susanne Krömker, Gabriel Wittum
      Pages 41-49
    5. Paul Nemes, Mihaela Gordan, Aurel Vlaicu
      Pages 51-59
    6. Rustam Singatulin, Olga Yakovenko
      Pages 85-88
    7. Pradeep Yarlagadda, Antonio Monroy, Bernd Carqué, Björn Ommer
      Pages 89-97
    8. Sebastian Zambanini, Michael Herrmann, Martin Kampel
      Pages 99-106
  3. Information-Based Research

About these proceedings


The sheer computing power of modern information technology is changing the face of research not just in science, technology and mathematics, but in humanities and cultural studies too. Recent decades have seen a major shift both in attitudes and deployment of computers, which are now vital and highly effective tools in disciplines where they were once viewed as elaborate typewriters. This revealing volume details the vast array of computing applications that researchers in the humanities now have recourse to, including the dissemination of scholarly information through virtual ‘co-laboratories’, data retrieval, and the modeling of complex processes that contribute to our natural and cultural heritage. One key area covered in this book is the versatility of computers in presenting images and graphics, which is transforming the analysis of data sets and archaeological reconstructions alike.


The papers published here are grouped into three broad categories that cover mathematical and computational methods, research developments in information systems, and a detailed portrayal of ongoing work on documenting, restoring and presenting cultural monuments including the temples in Pompeii and the Banteay Chhmar temples of the Angkorian period in present-day Cambodia. Originally presented at a research workshop in Heidelberg, Germany, they reflect the rapidly developing identity of computational humanities as an interdisciplinary field in its own right, as well as demonstrating the breadth of perspectives in this young and vibrant research area.


Cultural Heritage Development of Methods Mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Georg Bock
    • 1
  • Willi Jäger
    • 2
  • Michael J. Winckler
    • 3
  1. 1.IWRUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.IWRUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für, Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (IWR)Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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