On 06 June 2013 at 17:00

Internet resources for Egyptology and Archaeology

Mr. Vincent Euverte

"A need for information implies a certain degree of uncertainty, thus of knowledge"
André Tricot.

With the Digital Era and the Web 2.0, the information availability is growing exponentially, and even more, according to Moore's Law. The tools and techniques to search and access it appear easier and smarter than ever … but there are some hidden drawbacks.
The concept of Serendipity ("making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they are not in quest of it") was defined by Horace Walpole in 1754, but probably is reaching its historical scorenowadays.

Even limiting our focus on Egyptology and Archaeology is already very broad and challenging. By reviewing many different facets (not all, of course!) of the information quest in this restricted domain, we shall highlight both the quasi-infinity of available sources and the danger of non-validated or trustless publications.

(Lecture in French)



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Mr. Vincent Euverte