Posts by Elisa Rossberger

“Bilder neu verknoten”. ACAWAI-CS presents its work at the Kolloquium zum Alten Orient at LMU Munich (slides available)

On Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021 at 18:15 CET, five team members (E. Roßberger, A. Kurmangaliev, N. Morello, H. Arjomand-Fard, M. Atad) presented objectives, digital strategies and first results of the ACAWAI-CS project in an evening lecture within the framework of the “Kolloquium zum Alten Orient” at LMU Munich. We published our slides on Zenodo. The […]


How to do eHeritage? Getting to know the others

On Monday, 21st June, 2021, ACAWAI-CS will join the BMBF eHeritage KickOff Meeting organized by the DLR-Team, which oversees the projects of the eHeritage Funding Line of the Bundesministerium für Forschung und Bildung. We are grateful for this chance to present our work. And we are keen to hear about other projects from different disciplinary […]


Einführung(sszenen). Erste Begegnungen mit 4000 Jahre alten Siegeln aus dem Irak

This blog post was written by Clara Wagner, student intern at the ACAWAI-CS project in May 2021. Der antike Irak in München?  Die Frage, was Deutschland bzw. München mit dem antiken Irak zu tun hat, ist ganz einfach zu beantworten: Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft finanzierte lange Jahre ein Grabungsprojekt am sürdirakischen Fundort Isin unter der Schirmherrschaft […]


Presentation of ACAWAI-CS’ text-related facets at IDCS workshop (Mainz 26-27th Feb, 2021)

ACAWAI-CS’ assyriologist-in-chief Nathan Morello will present our current stage of tagging and modelling inscription-related cylinder seal data at a virtual workshop organized by the IDCS – Initiative for Digital Cuneiform Studies. The IDCS is an initiative of young researchers from both Mainz University and University of Applied Science and aims to enhance cooperation between early […]


Babylonische Siegel(ungen) mit Knoten und Kanten. ACAWAI-CS beim Open Space Digitale Kunstgeschichte

Our first project presentation was a pitch given at the “Open Space der Digitalen Kunstgeschichte” on January 29, 2021, organized by the Arbeitskreis Digitale Kunstgeschichte. After a whole day spent with open space discussions on all kind of things digital-art-history-related, we gladly realized: We are not alone. There are so many options to choose for […]


How do you know what these images mean?

Did you ever wonder how archaeologist make meaning from ancient images which lack textual explanation? My advice after years of studying visual culture from ancient Iraq and Syria: Avoid intuition, try situating the image in question within the overall ‘world of images’, which characterised a certain period and place, through classification and comparison. And: Try […]


ACAWAI-CS receives BMBF eHeritage grant

ACAWAI-CS is one of nine Cultural Heritage & Digital Humanities projects which received funding in the second round of proposals (2019) of the eHeritage programme sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). First announced in 2016, the programme aims at a digitization of cultural heritage to enhance access and research on […]



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