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MEDINA 1st training session

Within its specific objectives MEDINA project includes the training of students, researchers and museum personnel, in order to involve in the project as many local people as possible. 
In the field of education, all activities are designed to involve and train young generations in Jordan and Lebanon through seminars and didactic activities in universities, schools and museums, in order to have a common understanding of best practices and procedures of digitization and dissemination of cultural heritage.
One of the most important purposes of the project, in fact, is to find young scholars who are interested in working in the field of ancient Nabataean and Phoenician studies and enable them to use instruments that are also effective for their research.
All the Phoenician and Nabataean inscriptions and artefacts preserved in the Museum of Jordanian Heritage at Yarmouk University and in the Beirut National Museum will be inserted in the DASI on-line database, so that will constitute a new material, immediately available to the scientific community of experts, students and epigraphists. 
This is the reason why a training session was organized in Jordan, from the 14th to the 18th of October in the Yarmouk University of Irbid, within the activities of the MEDINA project coordinated by Prof. A. Avanzini of the Dept. Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, University of Pisa.
Thanks to the collaboration with profs Nabil Bader and Ziad al-Saad, a team made up by D. Marotta, C. Odierna and I. Rossi has trained twenty selected students of the courses of Epigraphy and Conservation on the IT tools developed by the LARTTE laboratory (SNS). The course was aimed at training students on the cataloguing of the Nabataean inscriptions and artifacts preserved in the Museum of Jordanian Heritage at Yarmouk University.
This first training course was organized in two sections, during which participants learnt the principles of the DASI digitization tool and, at the same time, became the main actors in data recording.
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