Course: Remaking Material Culture in 3D


This three-week course is designed to develop your knowledge of the theory and practice of digitising material culture in three dimensions. Technologies and methods for recording tangible cultural heritage, including artefacts, buildings, and landscapes will be covered, placing particular emphasis on the field of computational imaging that studies the computational extraction of information from digital photographs.

The course will focus on photogrammetry and structure from motion; these will be covered both theoretically and practically, discussing the history and the state-of-the-art, best practices and protocols, and characteristic applications from various fields. By utilising a flipped classroom and hands-on approach, you will have, by the end of this course, the ability to use digital tools and methods to record, present, and disseminate material culture in digital forms as well as to critically reflect on 3D heritage digitisations and your own work.

What: A three-week virtual course on Remaking 3D offered through #dariahTeach

Who will be teaching: Costas Papadopoulos, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Culture Studies, Maastricht University

Who this is for: For those interested in improving their 3D heritage digitisation skills and bettering their understanding of the theories behind it

Where: Online. The course will be offered asynchronously over a three week period, accompanied by a group chat, and punctuated by three synchronous Zoom tutorials/classes/conversations (see below)

When the Course Runs: October 26th (course material becomes available) – November 20th 2020

When Tutorials Take Place: 12:00-15:00 CET, Fridays 6, 13 & 20 November 2020

How: Course application deadline has passed!