Project team

Principal Investigator

Dr Stuart Dunn

Stuart is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London, and Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Humanities. He started out as an archaeologist, with interests in the history of cartography, digital approaches to landscape studies, and spatial humanities.

As well as digital Art History, he currently works on projects in spatial narrative theory, critical GIS, Cypriot cultural heritage, and the archaeology of mobility. Stuart gained an interdisciplinary PhD on Aegean Bronze Age dating methods and palaeovolcanology from the University of Durham in 2002, conducting fieldwork in Melos, Crete and Santorini.

Co-Investigator/KDL lead

Dr Arianna Ciula

Arianna has broad experience in digital humanities research and teaching, research management, and digital research infrastructures. She holds a PhD in Manuscript and Book Studies (digital palaeography, University of Siena), an MA in Applied Computing in the Humanities (King’s College London) and a BA Hons in Communication sciences (computational linguistics, University of Siena).

She worked at King’s in the past as Research Associate (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, 2003-2009). From 2009 to 2012, she worked as Science officer at the European Science Foundation (Humanities) where her primary responsibilities included the supervision of instruments to fund collaborative research in the humanities and the coordination of strategic activities. From 2013 she worked as Research Facilitator at the University of Roehampton for three years, where she expanded the research funding portfolio and supported research strategies across the Humanities and beyond.

Her personal research interests focuses on the modelling of scholarly digital resources related to primary sources. She lectured and published on humanities computing, in particular on digital manuscript studies and editing; she has organised conferences and workshops in digital humanities, and is an active member of its international community. She is currently co-PI in the project ‘Modelling between Digital and Humanities: Thinking in Practice’ funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Co-Investigator

Professor Graeme Earl

I studied and worked as an archaeologist, and became increasingly fascinated by the ways in which cultural heritage and digital technologies collide. Since then I have worked on a broad range of archaeological, digital humanities, digital economy and web science projects.

My areas of education, research and administrative interest include:

  • Access to cultural heritage
  • Recording and analysis of material culture
  • Digital learning environments and associated policies (e.g. MOOCs, learner analytics, learning spaces design)
  • Digital research infrastructures (e.g. CRIS, OA policy, research data management)
  • Digitally mediated internationalisation and interdisciplinarity

Since 2005 my activities have focused on the port of Imperial Rome, as co-director of the Portus Project. Here we are experimenting with different forms of digital humanities research and teaching, including imaging, interaction design, online learning design, augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, accessibility, research repositories, electronic publication, geographic information systems, survey and remote sensing.

Co-Investigator

Dr Anna Foka

Anna Foka is Scientific Leader of the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Institute for Archives, Museums and Libraries (ABM) Uppsala University, and Associate Professor in Information Technology and the Humanities at HumlabUmeå University,  Sweden. She has a background in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (MA 2006, PhD 2009, University of Liverpool) as well as Media and Performance Studies (NCU Athens, Greece). Anna Foka’s research interests lie in the intersection of digital technology with historical disciplines. She has published on classics,  ancient history and archaeology, gender and humour, classical reception, game studies, augmented and virtual reality  for museums, digital visualizations and geography.  Dr. Foka’s latest project is funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation investigates movement, transformation, and crisis through the prisms of digital technology and ancient history, using the second-century CE Description of Greece (Periegesis Hellados) of Pausanias. The project team will create a Geographic Information System (thereon GIS) a database and a digital map of Pausanias’ representation of the Greek world. Unlike conventional maps, Periegesis’ digital map aims to represent the text’s multi-layered spatial configurations, in particular its intersections with different moments in the cultural history of this contested and ritualised landscape. Based on annotating the text of Pausanias, the map will enable the identification and visualization of all place entities and connected ritual activities and/or historical events. In this way, the digital map will form part of the investigative process, to enable the study of movement and trace the transformation of social infrastructures (temples, theatres, tombs etc.) in times of peace and conflict.

Co-Investigator

Dr Will Wootton

Will Wootton is a specialist in ancient craft production whose academic work crosses the boundaries between archaeology and art history, and who has consistently engaged with the digital humanities. His major achievement in this field was to lead the Art of Making project (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) which produced a new digital catalogue of images related to Roman stone working. It integrated more traditional documentation with new digital content that enabled users to better understanding the tool, materials used for carver and the processes and practices of the carvers (see www.artofmaking.ac.uk). He is involved in other digital projects concerned with the management of archives and their extension through the use of geographical data The Heritage Gazetteer of Libya for the Archives of the Society for Libyan Studies; see http://www.slsgazetteer.org). He has published extensively about Graeco-Roman artistic production while also running projects concerned with conservation, heritage management and capacity building. The most recent is Training in Action: From Documentation to Protection of Cultural Heritage in Libya and Tunisia (see http://www.traininginaction.org), which is funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund. Will is excited about being a member of the project team.