Big Data on the Roman Table

Cramp, L. J. E. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Eating and drinking are core activities around which interactions within and between households and communities are structured. As a vital sphere of socio-cultural practice, greater knowledge of everyday food consumption practices can better inform understandings of social connectedness and disconnectedness in the Roman world. Workshop 2 of the AHRC funded network of specialists will focus on the cross-regional theme of ‘table settings’, supplemented by smaller sessions addressing approaches to vessel use, new approaches to analysing and visualising data, and relevant large data-sets. In addressing these themes, the workshop aims to stimulate the development of guidelines for best practice for excavators and curators responsible for artefact datasets across the Roman world, and to set up frameworks for future international collaborative research programmes to apply best practice for the digital analysis and visualisation of large datasets relating to Roman consumption.
Period6 Jul 2016
Event typeWorkshop
LocationExeter, United Kingdom