Imaging Cultural Heritage: Space, Air, Sea and Subsurface [01 Oct 2021]

1st ARCHERS Workshop,  1 October 2021


The workshop aims to highlight how imaging applied from a wide range of diverse perspectives enables researchers and scholars to survey, monitor or even reveal structures and elements related to ancient life, archaeological and historical sites, monuments and objects of art.

The workshop is organized in the context of ARCHERS, a major project implemented by FORTH with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Through ARCHERS, over 100 young doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers have been supported over the past four and a half  years and have carried out cutting-edge research in the Institutes of FORTH across a broad range of interdisciplinary thematics including preservation of cultural heritage and tackling of societal challenges such as environment, clean energy and health.

Workshop program [All times are in Eastern European Time (UTC+2)]

10:30 – 10:45 Opening remarks

Spiros Anastasiadis, Archers project coordinator
Demetrios Anglos, Workshop organizer
Apostolos Sarris, Workshop organizer

10:45 – 11:15 Imaging Kerkenes: An Urban Analysis of Ancient Roads and Neighbourhoods

Tuna Kalayci, The Department of Archaelogical Sciences. Leiden University

11:15 – 11:45
Convolutional Neural Networks to improve the interpretation of archaeological prospection data collected with Ground Penetrating Radar
Merope Manataki, IMS-FORTH and Technical University of Crete
11:45 – 12:15 3D dynamic Electrical Resistivity Tomography in a marine environment

Demetris Oikonomou, IMS-FORTH and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.…

Short break
12:30 – 13:00

Integrated Approaches in Art Characterization

Nikolas Bakirtzis, Cyprus Institute




Sorin Hermon, Cyprus Institute

13:00 – 13:30

Listening to laser light interactions with objects of art: A novel photoacoustic diagnostic approach

George Tserevelakis, IESL-FORTH

13:30 – 14:00 Imaging the intangible: Fishing cultural heritage of NE Aegean and the challenge of recording for sustainable management.


14:00 – 14:30 Round Table Discussion
14:30 Closing Remarks