Instructor: Jerry Rutter, Classics Department
Overview: The Classics Department proposes to take advantage of Quicktime VR as a mode of graphic presentation, and of its uniquely designed Foreign Study Program [FSP] to Greece as an existing curricular venue, to design and produce a series of 360-degree panoramas of ancient Greek archaeological sites and the contemporary landscapes in which these sites are located. Dartmouth undergraduates will participate in all aspects of the production and use of these visual teaching aids.
Selection and design of the panoramas, as well as the shooting of the images required for them, will be an academic activity on the Greek FSP in which students will work in teams and for which they will receive a grade as part of the off-campus courses Greek and Roman Studies [GRS] 30-31 (the Greek FSP is offered every two years). The panoramas will be used in class in Greek history (GRS 14-15, one offered every year; also GRS 11 and 19, one of which is likewise offered every year) and archaeology (GRS 20, 21, 22; all three courses are taught every two years), as well as in the introductory course in Classical archaeology (GRS 6, offered annually). By mounting the panoramas on our Web server, we would make these visual aids available to colleagues in allied departments at Dartmouth (e.g. Art History, for use in AH 21 and 22; History; Religion; Geography) as well as to interested students and faculty at other institutions.