[INDOLOGY] Fwd: USC's WSRP Imaging Training Program

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 14:03:51 UTC 2013

​ have been asked to forward this to the INDOLOGY members.  I'm not sure
that the technology described here is relevant to our field, but maybe
others know more than I do about this.



​NDOLOGY committee​

On 4 September 2013 21:20, Marilyn Lundberg <mlundber at usc.edu> wrote:

> Would you be able to put this announcement on your list? If you have any
> questions, please let me know.
> Regards,
> Marilyn Lundberg
> USC'S TRAINING Program for scholars, conservators, library and museum
> professionals, archivists and researchers in the use of Reflectance
> Transformation imaging (RTI) for documenting ancient texts and artifacts,
> including the loan of imaging equipment
> The University of Southern California's West Semitic Research Project (
> http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/**wsrp <http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp>)
> has finished training the third round of applicants for training in
> Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and is looking for another round
> of applicants. The projects that have been accepted include RTI
> documentation of:
> _       Egyptian graffiti incised on stone blocks
> _       Wax and lead tablets and clay seals ranging from the first century
> BCE to the eighth century CE
> _       Egyptian quartzite statues
> _       Korean artifacts
> _       Palmyrene Aramaic Inscriptions
> _       Early Alphabetic inscriptions from the Sinai Peninsula
> _       Artifacts from Tell Timai in Egypt
> _       Hebrew incised ostraca
> _       Coins from the Persian to Crusader Periods
> _       Mandaean Amulets
> The Training Program is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum
> and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for
> U. S. Citizens. The IMLS has also funded the purchase of imaging equipment
> to support the Training Program.
> The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training
> scholars in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the
> necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they
> can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments
> (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar
> venues, worldwide (for examples of RTI images see
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=gUVDbWEvpqM<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUVDbWEvpqM>).
> This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that
> can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may
> also serve as the catalyst for establishing a scholarly network consortium
> for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts
> and/or artifacts.  All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact
> and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations.
> Twenty awards over three years (approximately seven per year) for
> traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrinsic importance
> of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the
> subject matter for RTI imaging.
> The next deadline for applying to the training program is October 15,
> 2013, followed by another deadline of January 15, 2014.
> For more information, see http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/**
> wsrp/Training_Program.pdf<http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/Training_Program.pdf>,
> http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/**wsrp/projects/imls.shtml<http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/projects/imls.shtml>,
> or contact Marilyn Lundberg (mlundber at usc.edu) or Bruce Zuckerman (
> bzuckerm at usc.edu).
> --
> Marilyn J. Lundberg, Ph.D.
> Associate Director, West Semitic Research
> Associate Editor, MAARAV
> 12 Empty Saddle Road
> Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
> Tel: 310-541-4573; Fax: 310-541-2361
> Web Sites: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/**wsrp<http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp>
> http://www.inscriptifact.com
> http://www.maarav.com

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