The Virtual Hadrian’s Villa

The Zukunftskolleg Senior Fellow Bernard D. Frischer, Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Virginia (USA), will visit the Zukunftskolleg in May again to report on progress of the Virtual Hadrian's VillaProject, which was already in focus of his work during his stay at the Zukunftskolleg from October 2010 to July 2011. Together with a team of specialists Bernard Frischer succeeded in creating a 3D digital model of the archaeological site of Hadrian's Villa along with a project related website. The virtual world provides a restoration of the villa as it appeared and functioned in antiquity and shows the terrain, gardens, buildings, people, animals, and furnishings recreated in 3D. Another goal of the project was to see whether Problem-Based Learning (PBL) could be made more effective in the field of Archaeology by using virtual world technology as an educational resource. With the help of experts on PBL and educational assessment, Prof. Frischer deployed  The Virtual Hadrian’s Villa in an undergraduate class at the University of Virginia. In his talk

on Monday, 21st May 2012, 6.45 – 8.15 p.m., in A 704

Bernard Frischer will present the website, the virtual world, and preliminary results from the educational experiment.


The event takes place in cooperation with the Centre of Exzellence „Cultural Foundation of Social Integration“ and will be chaired by Ulrich Gotter, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Konstanz.