Petra Janouchová is an Ancient historian, specializing in the epigraphic production of ancient Thrace. In her research Petra combines her experience in Archaeology and Classics, using digitally enhanced quantitative approaches towards Epigraphy in order to assess long term socio-cultural changes and their effect on the population of the SE Europe in Antiquity. Her dissertation, defended in Dec 2017, and the database of 4665 inscriptions she has collected, together with the results of analyses and maps is accessible online through GitHub.
Petra has 10+ years of archaeological fieldwork experience, participating on various projects in Israel, Greece, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Australia. The range of projects covers the traditional excavations, systematic field surveys, epigraphic field prospection, but also satellite remote sensing and analysis.
As part of her involvement in the FAIMS Project she helped various field researchers and projects to make the successful transition from analogue to digital field data collection. Her portfolio of 15+ projects from 2016-2017 contains i. e. archaeological excavations in China (TRAP) and in Turkey (Boncuklu), archaeological transect surveys in Malawi (MEMSAP) and Australia (Lake Mungo), ecological projects in New South Wales, Australia (Griffith Ecology Lab; AWARE Project), or geochemical sampling in Western Australia (CSIRO).
Petra is interested in application of digital approaches to the traditional scholarship, and is pioneering her way into the world of digital epigraphy. She loves to help other researchers to discover the world of automation, data wrangling, data modelling, visualisation, preservation of information, quantitative statistical analysis and the spatio-temporal uncertainty of historic/archaeological data. Petra can help you with: Spatial data (using QGIS, ArcGIS, Carto, Fusion Tables, Google Earth), data modelling and data capture (FAIMS and XML, PostgreSQL), data modification and analysis (RegEx, Python, R), typesetting (ConTeXt, Overleaf), version control and team-collaborative work (GitHub, Atlassian JIRA & Confluence).