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Eastern ARC Digital Humanities Conference : New Frontiers in Mapping the Maya Tropics

All are welcome to the 2017 Digital Humanities conference which brings two of the World's leading experts on Maya Archaeology to Kent. The event is taking place at the wonderfully restored Royal Dockyard Church in Chatham within the grounds of the Historic Dockyard. Doors 15:30 Lectures start : 16:00 Refreshments and networking : 18:30

17 August 2017

Archaeologists using airborne LiDAR technology have started to reveal vast urban landscapes underneath the tropical forests of Central America.  We can now consider how mapping these inhabitation patterns can help urban development today.

Kathryn Reese-Taylor (University of Calgary) and Scott Hutson (University of Kentucky) are experts in the mapping of tropical Maya cities.

Introduced by Eastern ARC Fellow Ben Vis  (University of Kent) this event gives us the chance to reflect on the archaeological opportunities this affords and the challenges it poses.

To sign up for the FREE lecture and evening reception on the 7th, please go to the registration page HERE

If you would like to contribute to the collaborative research meeting taking place on the following day (i.e. the 8th) on the themes discussed on the 7th, please contact Ben Vis,

We hope to see you there.