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Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

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COORDINATING EDITORS

Giorgos Papantoniou, University of Cyprus
Apostolos Sarris, Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment (GeoSat ReSeArch LAB), Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.)
Christine E. Morris, the University of Dublin, Trinity College
Athanasios K. Vionis, University of Cyprus

DESCRIPTION

Open Archaeology invites manuscripts for the Topical Issue on Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space
This Topical Issue will focus on digital approaches both to ritual space and to artefacts relating to ritual practice and cult. The terms ritual and cult are used broadly to include sanctuaries, temples, and churches, as well as the domestic and funerary spheres of life. We particularly welcome contributions with a strong methodological focus on computational developments, digitisation processes and spatial analysis. Although the main focus of the issue is the Mediterranean region, we also warmly welcome relevant contributions from colleagues working in other areas of the world, with a view to stimulating wider methodological dialogues and comparative approaches. The chronological range is also open, ranging from prehistory to the recent past, and including cultural heritage management.
In particular, we welcome archaeological, art-historical, anthropological, ethnographic, historical, computational, cultural heritage or inter-disciplinary contributions dealing with:
(1) inter- and intra-site Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches and spatial statistics and modelling of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages,
(2) digitisation and virtual reconstruction of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages,
(3) remote sensing\aerial\satellite approaches to ritual space,
(4) other computational methods and developments (e.g. space syntax and 3D modelling) applied to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages,
(5) digital approaches to culture heritage management and culture heritage studies of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages,
(7) digital approaches to phenomenological, performative and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages.

HOW TO SUBMIT

The authors are kindly invited to submit their contribution via online submission system Editorial Manager available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opar/

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript with information that the manuscript is dedicated to Topical Issue on Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space. Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, which are located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23006560_Instructions_for_Authors.pdf

All papers will go through the Open Archaeology high standards, quick and comprehensive peer-review procedure.

We are looking forward to your submission up to 31 January 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Giorgos Papantoniou at papantoniou.giorgos@ucy.ac.cy or Katarzyna Michalak at Katarzyna.Michalak@degruyteropen.com

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