Room 202

The CAMEL laboratory is located on the second floor of the Oriental Institute in Room 202, adjacent to the Research Archives. The office of the Director of CAMEL, Scott Branting, is located across the hall in Room 207.

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The laboratory offers the use of nine Dell Optiplex computers equipped with

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processors
  • 8.0GB RAM
  • 250 GB hard drives
  • CD+/-RW and DVD+/-RW optical drives

Software installed on each computer includes:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • ArcEditor GIS software
  • ERDAS Imagine GIS software
  • Microsoft Office XP Suite (including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point)
  • SPSS Statistical software
  • Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator).

Scanning and Printing

The laboratory also offers the use of five Epson, and Canon flatbed scanners (slide and transparency capable) and a large-format (42”) Contex scanner and plotter for scanning and printing topographic maps and oversized materials. The large format scanner also handles mounted materials up to 1/4” thickness.

Oriental Institute staff and students can gain access to the lab for short-term, scanning needs simply by knocking on the door between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday or by seeing John Sanders or Magnus Widell. Visiting scholars should contact and arrange to meet with the Director or Assistant Director to discuss the goals of their project. Long-term projects that need a key or frequent access to the lab will need to request permission from CAMEL staff.


To initiate a CAMEL project or a Computer Laboratory project, you will need to submit a one page letter requesting accessto the Director (Scott Branting), the Director of the Computing Laboratory (John Sanders), or the Assistant Director (Joshua Trampier). This letter should include the following information:

  1. The name of the project
  2. The purpose of the project
  3. The name and contact information of the person ultimately responsible for the project
  4. Detail what laboratory resources are needed for the project. (i.e. number of computers, software, data etc.)
  5. Names of who will work on the project
  6. A proposed start and end date for the project (if known)
  7. A proposed schedule of when people would like to work on the project

Based on this information, we will work out a schedule within the confines of pre-existing CAMEL projects, activities, and needs. If it is deemed that after-hours or weekend access is needed for the project, a key will be issued to the person who needs access during these times. CAMEL reserves the right to change schedules in order to accommodate as many projects as possible, or to remove projects that violate fair use standards and policies of the CAMEL Laboratory facilities or data.