The 2018 Medieval Academy Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize has been awarded to “The Digital Red Monastery Church: Open Access for Scholars and the Public, for Research and Teaching” (Principal Investigator, Elizabeth S. Bolman). This project used laser technology not only to create an interactive 360-degree panorama of the triconch sanctuary < https://www.360cities.net/image/red-monastery-sohag-egypt#2.10,-83.70,90.0> for the use of the general public, but also a highly sophisticated, finely grained laser scan of the entire church < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hHopGUnZNs> that preserves its current structure for future study.
The Medieval Academy Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize honors successful and innovative digital projects in Medieval Studies. The recipient (i.e. the Principal Investigator) will receive a cash prize of $1000. The 2018 Prize Citation is online here.