Workshop:Digitization of Historical Cities in Egypt and Japan

Workshop: Digitization of Historical Cities in Egypt and Japan

On November 6th, 2021 Prof. Mona Gamal Eldin Ibrahim, Dean of the school of Energy Resources, Environmental, and Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering (EECE), and the Co-PI of the Research Project “Qait’bay Citadel (1477-1479): Visualizing the Main Coastal Fortification of Medieval Alexandria, Egypt” organized the workshop on “Digitization of Historical Cities in Egypt and Japan” in collaboration with Dr. Mohamed Soliman, DMUCH, Ritsumeikan University, Japan – National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Egypt, (project PI) and Prof. Keiji Yano-Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

The Research Project “Qait’bay Citadel (1477-1479): Visualizing the Main Coastal Fortification of Medieval Alexandria, Egypt”, supported by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University.

 Sponsorship:

  • International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Background:

In the time of natural disasters, VR technology became a world requirement for Digital Humanities. Tourism is considered one of the hardest hits by the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the typical approach of humanities, basically archaeology. Exceptional restrictions and the state of emergency imposed everywhere prevent the world and local movement. On the other hand, the fire disaster at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019 made the world aware of the necessity of 3D laser measurement data and panoramic images of the Notre Dame Cathedral left behind by the art historian Andrew Tallon (1969 – 2018). Systems that require specialized knowledge are becoming easier to use in the form of applications.

Visualizing historical cities in Japan and Egypt is targeted to document a cultural heritage, which exposes to natural and man-made disasters. Consequently, this workshop aims to promote the advanced technology applications in the field of humanities and strengthen the scientific collaboration among Japanese and Egyptian institutions and scholars, taking into consideration achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Objectives of this Workshop:

  1. Showcasing the diverse contributions and sharing knowledge of Japanese and Egyptian institutions in Digital Humanities.
  2. Enlarging network and strengthening future scientific collaboration among Japanese and Egyptian scholars in Digital Humanities.

To explore the recorded workshop, kindly check the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeCsxF2ms-w

https://twitter.com/RitsARC/status/1458251883265490948