GigaMesh Workshop

GigaMesh is an open source software framework for displaying, visualising and editing 3D models. GigaMesh was specifically designed with ancient history research in mind and therefore offers advanced functions to optimise the work with corresponding objects (inscription carriers, ceramics, etc.).

The workshop will be held by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Mara (Uni Halle, eHumanities). He works at the interface of computer science and the humanities and social sciences and is part of the GigaMesh development team.

Aims of the workshop

  • To teach students of Ancient Studies the basics of the software framework GigaMesh
  • Strengthen competences in dealing with 3D models

Time and place

The workshop will take place on 8 February 2023 from 2-6pm at Hegelstraße 59 in the large seminar room on the ground floor.


Please note that you need to bring your own laptop (Windows or Linux only, Mac is unfortunately not currently supported) to participate. If you do not have your own device with Linux or Windows operating system, a limited number of laptops can be provided. Furthermore, GigaMesh should be downloaded and tested in advance:

Download GigaMesh:
Test data sets:


No previous experience is necessary. Registration for the workshop is possible until 7 February via the following form. We look forward to your participation!

ATTENTION: Due to the high demand we have to work with a waiting list from now on (31.01.2023, 15:30). We will inform you about your registration status shortly after registration.