OPEN DATA, OPEN KNOWLEDGE, OPEN SCIENCE

Open Data Group

This interdisciplinary working group, consisting of archaeologists, philologists, mathematicians and computer scientists, aims to apply ITs to the management and processing of data in the domain of ancient studies and cultural heritage sciences to facilitate the open access to scientific literature and data collections in the digital environment . Its research activities are oriented towards the creation and analysis of electronic resources for archaeology and ancient world studies, exposed online through standard formats and communication protocols, and stored in open access repositories, enhancing their study by means of Data Analysis tools and their publication as Linked Open Data. The group was created around the “diamond-OA” journal Archeologia e Calcolatori, which since 2005 has joined the Open Archives Initiative, combining its role as an international observatory of archaeological computing with an experimental commitment to the dissemination of scientific contents on the web.

The journal’s repository, compliant with the OAI-PMH protocol, contains more than 1000 records of scientific literature resources, giving access to a total of over 15,000 articles’ pages. In addition to archiving in institutional repositories (e.g. the CNR SOLAR database), the journal now provides its digital contents to portals aggregating cultural objects such as CulturaItalia and Europeana, and to the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe – OpenAIRE, boosting opportunities of data reuse. Stemming from this pioneering experience, the Open Data group has the mission of experimenting and fostering FAIR practices in the design, management and exposure of scientific data collections, with special attention to metadata curation and open access to scientific literature in the Humanities, promoting the creation of a wider ISPC research community that participates in a dynamic and competitive way in the pan-European research infrastructure E-RIHS.

Open Data Group

Gruppo Open Data

Francesca Buscemi

Gruppo Open Data

Alessandra Caravale

Gruppo Open Data

Sara Di Marcello

Gruppo Open Data

Salvatore Fiorino

Gruppo Open Data

Paola Moscati

Gruppo Open Data

Nicolò Paraciani

Gruppo Open Data

Alessandra Piergrossi

Gruppo Open Data

Irene Rossi

Francesca Buscemi

Le mie linee di ricerca sono: Rilievo delle strutture archeologiche e dei contesti topografici, anche attraverso le nuove tecniche di acquisizione digitale 2D e 3D; Studio dell’architettura antica; Studio delle tecniche costruttive e dei materiali edilizi; Rappresentazione dell’architettura antica in età moderna e contemporanea. Storia dell'archeologia. Attualmente lavoro ad un progetto finanziato dal CNR (Laboratori Archeologici Internazionali Congiunti, biennio 2020-2021) sullo sviluppo di metodi di analisi quantitative applicato all’architettura Tardo Minoica e Geometrica a Creta, attraverso l’uso della fotogrammetria 3D; in collaborazione con il dip. di Matematica e Informatica e il dip. di Scienze Umanistiche dell’Università di Catania, e con l’Université Catholique de Louvain.

Catania

Alessandra Caravale

Archaeologist. Her research line “Archaeological computing and e-publishing” is directed towards archaeological computing in its historical evolution and in the current panorama, with particular regard to the automated cataloging of archaeological heritage, databases, digital resources for archaeology and open access publishing. Member of scientific committee of “Archeologia e Calcolatori”.
Rome

Sara Di Marcello

Academic publishing, open science.
Rome

Salvatore Fiorino

"System specialist in web environment", "Database administrator", expert in "LAMP" systems (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

Rome

Paola Moscati

Archaeologist, her research interest focuses on topographical studies and computer applications. Scientific director of the research project Archeology and Information Society and Editor in Chief of the journal Archeologia e Calcolatori, she coordinates the international project of the Virtual Museum of Archaeological Computing, conducted in agreement with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Rome

Nicolò Paraciani

Web development with open source technologies (LAMP stack, HTML5), GNU/Linux system administration, collaboration and supporting activities in European research projects.
Rome

Alessandra Piergrossi

Protohistory and history of the Italian peninsula, with particular regard to the Etruscan and Latium area; death archaeology: social dimension of funeral practices and analysis of rites; strategies and dynamics of occupation and exploitation of the territory; archaeological materials between typological analysis and cultural meanings. Open access and open data in the archaeological field.
Rome

Irene Rossi

I am a Semitic philologist, specialised in the epigraphy of pre-Islamic Arabia. My researches focus on the Ancient South Arabian civilization, covering aspects such as linguistics, history, and religion. Alongside the practice of Digital Epigraphy, I have been investigating methodological and theoretical issues of the IT approaches to the study of the ancient sources.

Milan

Research Associates
Sergio Camiz, Sapienza Università di Roma

Timeline with the major steps of “Archeologia e Calcolatori”
La locandina del III International Symposium on Computing and Archaeology (Roma 1995)
Poster of the III International Symposium on Computing and Archaeology (Roma 1995)

Main collaborations

Besides the institutions represented by the international Scientific Committee of “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, the main collaborations of the group are:

  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • CNR-Ufficio ICT
  • CNRS-UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée
  • CNRS-UMR 7041 Archéologie et Sciences de l’Antiquité
  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU)
  • Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Mondes, Paris-Nanterre
  • Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT)
  • Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (MUR)
  • Pelagios Network
  • Union International des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP)

Main publications

M. Arizza, V. Boi, A. Caravale, A. Palombini, A. Piergrossi (eds.), I dati archeologici. Accessibilità, proprietà, disseminazione (Roma, CNR, 23 maggio 2017), “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, 29, 2018, 9-116.

A. Caravale, Principi Fair ed editoria elettronica. L’archeologia open di “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, in F.R. Cerami, M.L. Scaduto, A. De Tommasi (eds.), I bacini culturali e la progettazione sociale orientata all’heritage-making, tra politiche giovanili, innovazione sociale, diversità culturale, Firenze, Edizioni All’Insegna del Giglio, 2020, 209-220. 

A. Caravale, A. Piergrossi, Archeologia in rete. Le riviste open access: risorse e prospettive, “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, 23, 2012, 187-207.

A. Caravale, A. Piergrossi, Archaeological open access journals the case of ‘Archeologia e Calcolatori’, in F. Giligny, F. Djindjian, L. Costa, P. Moscati, S. Robert (eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA 2014 (Paris 2014), Oxford, Archaeopress, 2015, 257-264.

A. Caravale, A. Piergrossi, Digital resources for archaeology. The contribution of the on-line projects by ISMA-Cnr, in S. Campana, R. Scopigno, G. Carpentiero, M. Cirillo (eds.), CAA 2015 Keep the Revolution Going, Proceedings of the 43nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (Siena 2015), Oxford, Archaeopress, 2016, 1019-1026.

A. Caravale, A. Piergrossi, I. Rossi, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Science: The New OpenLab of the Institute for Heritage Science (CNR), in Proceedings of the ARCHEOFOSS 2020 Conference (Rome 2020), in corso di stampa.

A. De Santis, I. Rossi, Crossing Experiences in Digital Epigraphy: From Practice to Discipline, Warsaw-Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018.

P. Moscati (ed.), La nascita dell’informatica archeologica. Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Roma, Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei, 24 Ottobre 2008), “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, 20, 2009, 11-222.

P. Moscati, Le rôle de l’Open Access dans la diffusion des resultats de la recherche scientifique: le cas de ‘Archeologia e Calcolatori’, “UISPP Journal”, 1, 1, 2018, 27-41.

P. Moscati (ed.)., Trent’anni di ‘Archeologia e Calcolatori’. Tra memoria e progettualità, “Archeologia e Calcolatori”, 30, 2019, 13-138.

P. Moscati, T. Orlandi (eds.), Il Museo virtuale dell’informatica archeologica. Una collaborazione tra l’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Atti della Segnatura (Roma 2017), “Rendiconti della Classe di Scienze morali, storiche e filologiche dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”, 30, 2019, 39-156.