Common Ground. A research platform for digitized archaeological collections and archives at the Swedish Institutes in Athens, Rome and Istanbul.
Common Ground unites the Swedish Institutes in Athens, Istanbul and Rome in the creation of a joint digital platform for Swedish archaeological research in the Mediterranean. Through intensive inventory and registration work, material from Swedish archaeological projects in Greece, Italy and Turkey, including finds and significant documentation from the important excavations in Asea and Kalaureia (Greece), Acquarossa and San Giovenale (Italy), and Labraunda (Turkey), will be made available to the international scholarly community. Searches by chronology, material category and provenance provide information about size, state of preservation, location and availability of a given material and its documentation. Scholarly work is thus considerably eased wherever worldwide the user is located. The project reinforces and develops an existing platform Pragmata, designed specifically to accommodate the multifaceted character of the included material and at the same time to be easily linked to other digital resources. The result will be a powerful research tool, fully open-access, which highlights the archaeological work of the institutes and brings Swedish research to the forefront of Classical Archaeology and Digital Humanities. Common Ground will be kept at Uppsala University and integrated into Alvin, a Swedish national platform for preservation and availability of digitized collections and cultural heritage, to expand its dissemination