at the Digital Humanities Summer School 2014 at the University of Leuven (Arts Faculty) this poster was presented by Hendrik Hameeuw, Vanessa Boschloos, Sam Van Overmeire, Véronique Van der Stede, Anne Devillers: Imaging Greater Mesopotamia’s Heritage: New techniques, New opportunities.
In August 2013 Lieve Watteeuw and our colleague Hendrik Hameeuw gave a lecture and workshop at the Folger Shakespeare Library. On this occasion the Folger produced a nice video.
Reflectance imaging has proven its value over the past decade. Thanks to this imaging technique cultural heritage artefacts can now be studied and presented in ways which were/are inconceivable with established digital photography. Research centres and users groups all over the world have experimented with the approach. Cuneiform studies in particular have benefited from these new possibilities. Throughout the development of this technology clay tablets with inscribed text and impressed seals were recorded with different methods in the reflectance imaging arsenal.
This report, a status quaestionis, gives a overview of the accomplishments of the Portable Light Dome system over the last years within the field of Cuneiform Studies and it confronts the approach with other imaging technique common for that field.