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Dr Benjamin Štular

The Trinity Long Room Hub is delighted to welcome Dr Benjamin Štular from the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts where he is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology. 

Dr Štular is a Transnational Access fellow, funded by the CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure). The Transnational Access programme is financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).  

Dr Štular got his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana in 2007 and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Arheološki vestnik. His research interests are in Early and High Medieval (7th-12th c.) archaeology, GIS and LiDAR (ALS) derived data and in advanced methods of archaeological documentation and dissemination (data bases, 3D "structure from motion", digital publications).

Dr Štular was awarded CENDARI funding to pursue a research project under one of the CENDARI project’s pilot areas – World War 1 – and throughout his fellowship period, he will be based in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Dr Štular’s research is titled “Integrating First World War Digital Archives with Lidar Data. Methodology and Case Study” and his research proposes to integrate a set of Lidar data from an area in north-western Slovenia (the so-called WWI Isonzo front line) with existing digital archives and resources. The goal of this project is a case study integrating Lidar data with existing relevant digital First World War archives and resources.  

During his CENDARI fellowship, Dr Štular will collaborate with historians, computer scientists and information scientists in order to develop a better understanding of the digital research infrastructure needed for such case study. In other words, the goal of this project is to develop a methodology that will enable harvesting the data nested in GIS database on one hand and archival databases on the other hand. Dr Štular will give a public lecture entitled ‘Integrating First World War Digital Archives with Lidar Data. Methodology and Case Study’on Monday 24 November 2014 at 1pm Please note this lecture has been deferred to a later date as yet unconfirmed.

Details of the seminar series that Dr Štular gave can be found here.

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