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Digital Athens Receives Trent Foundation Award

November 13, 2014

The Wired! Lab is excited to announce that the Digital Athens project has been awarded a Fall 2014 grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. The grant will contribute to travel expenses for sending an undergraduate working on the project to Athens for two weeks in summer 2015. The student will meet with the project’s Athenian collaborators in the Athenian Agora to address issues surrounding the building of the Digital Athens database and digital map. During this visit, the student will also gain crucial first-hand experience of the city and its archaeological remains. Visits to archaeological sites and other relevant cultural heritage sites throughout Athens will enhance the student’s understanding of advantages and limitations of working to describe physical objects in a virtual environment.