Welcome to the Digital Horizons Project!

We are an innovative program offering humanities students state of the art vocational training in both career-specific and transferable skills, with an emphasis on digital technologies and archaeological recording.

We are working to overcome the challenges of efficiently and effectively processing large volumes of legacy data – supplied by our Archaeological Content Partners – while simultaneously offering an engaging forum for students to obtain advanced training in skills relevant to the archaeology and heritage sectors. The program offers a range of roles including data entry and management, field-recording, archival digitisation, visual media, metadata processing, GIS mapping, and illustration.

We offer a well-structured volunteer program which - after initial training and periodic additional advanced training – is student driven, under the management of our Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Director, Thomas Romanis, and Project Founder and Director, Dr Kristen Mann. The program is designed to foster teamwork, responsibility, and independent task management while affording opportunities for leadership training and growth.

DHP GIS Training Workshop, 2020
Semester One New Volunteers, 2021
Mentor Training Session, 2020

We exist to help digitise all legacy field data (notebooks, sketches, buckets, photos etc) from our Archaeological Content Partners, process said data in suitable databases and digital software, while simultaneously offering archaeology and heritage students to opportunity to gain real-world experience and professional training.

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Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4759 +61 (0)2 9351 7693 arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au