About

My research engages material and textual evidence to reconstruct identity expressions within the ancient Roman house. To explore the role of perception in domestic space, I employ digital humanities methodologies such as 3D reconstruction. My work seeks to comprehensively engage the visual record of the Roman empire, from architecture to wall painting, and from sculpture to pottery.


Lab Affiliations

 

Social Media


Education:

  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Department of Informatics, concentration in Virtual Heritage & Complex Systems, May 2020.

  • M.A. Indiana University, Department of Art History, concentration in Roman Art, May 2019.

  • M.A. Indiana University, Department of Informatics, concentration in Virtual Heritage, May 2017.

  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin, Dual Major in Classics and Ancient History with Departmental Honors, Dec. 2010. 

Research Interests:

Roman Domestic Space / Roman Art & Architecture / Digital Preservation / Archaeological Networks

Current Projects:

  • Augmented Reality in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: A Digital Exhibit of the Villa of the Mysteries

  • Minturnae Archaeological Project: Recombining Sculpture Fragments Using Photogrammetry

  • The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project

Teaching Experience:

Indiana University at Bloomington / Primary Instructor

January 2018 - Present

  • Fall 2019: Computational Research in Archaeology. Topic: Archaeological Networks.

  • Spring 2019: I487: Computational Research in Archaeology. Topic: Roman Cult.

  • Fall 2018: I487: Computational Research in Archaeology. Topic: Roman Domestic Space.

  • Spring 2018: I487: Designing an Exhibit in Augmented Reality. Topic: Roman Sculpture.

    • Designing the course and syllabus.

    • Guiding the students in their art historical and archaeological research projects.

    • Assisting students with their writing skills.

    • Facilitating student discussions in class using the Socratic method.

    • Ensuring all students are making progress in the course.

    • Providing critical feedback and assistance on project design and proposals.

Indiana University at Bloomington / Assistant Instructor

August 2015 - December 2017

  • Fall 2017: I487: Intro to Virtual Heritage & 3D Modeling

  • Fall & Spring 2016: I400: Designing Virtual Worlds in Unity

  • Fall & Spring 2015: Intro to Social Informatics

    • Guiding the students in their art historical and archaeological research projects.

    • Assisting students with their writing skills.

    • Facilitating student discussions and assisting in designing course materials and assignments.

    • Ensuring all students are making progress in the course.

    • Providing critical feedback and assistance on project design and proposals.

Other Positions Held:

National Science Foundation / National Research Training Fellow in Archaeology and Network Science

January 2018 - December 2019

  • Support the effective training of graduate and undergraduate students in interdisciplinary research.

  • Lead a seminar on the potential applications of network science and digital methods to archaeology.

  • Organize individualized workshops and program events.

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology / University of Michigan at Ann Arbor / Visiting Student

May 2018 - May 2019

  • Designed a digital exhibit surrounding the Villa of the Mysteries Room 5 with the curator.

  • Led an interdisciplinary team of researchers from informatics, art history, and the museum.

  • Published the results of the project.

Oplontis Project / Photographer & Digital Specialist

May 2018 - September 2018

  • Collected photographic data onsite

  • Collaborated with the archaeological team.

  • Created 3D models for publication and presentation use.

  • Developed ideas for a research project to update the 3D model of gardens around Villa A.

Eskenazi Museum of Art / Indiana University at Bloomington / Digital Exhibit Designer

May 2016 - Fall 2019

  • Designed a digital exhibit in augmented reality in collaboration with the curator.

  • Researched and created the content for the digital exhibit, in collaboration with faculty & students.

  • Designed and conducted user-testing for the experience.

  • Transcribed and published the results of the project.

Galleria degli Uffizi Digital Modeling Project / Researcher                                                      

May 2016 - August 2017

  • Designed the art historical database and metadata scheme, as well as the project website.

  • 3D modeled and photographed sculptures within the museum.

  • Collected art historical data on sculptures.

  • Published the results of the project.

Archaeological Fieldwork:

  • Oplontis Project, the University of Texas at Austin, Photographer, Summer 2018.

  • Digital Minturnae Project (supported by the IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs). Summer 2018.

  • Conservation Co-Manager, Gournia Project, The Institute for Aegean Prehistory. Summer 2011.

  • Excavator, Archaeological Field School at the Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria in Spain, Summer 2009.

Other Positions Held:

Production Editor for the Topics in Digital Heritage Research Journal (August 2016 - May 2018).

Design Consultant for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (Jan. 2018 - May 2018).

Research Assistant for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (August 2016 - March 2017).

Student Librarian, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2010 - Fall 2010).

Student Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009). 

Summer Programs:

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2018.

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2017.

  • American Academy in Rome, Classical Summer School, Summer 2016.

Languages:

  • Ancient: Latin, Ancient Greek.

  • Modern: French, German, Italian.

Publications:

  1. The Application of Archaeological Networks to Roman Domestic Space. Kelly McClinton. (Pending, August 2020). 

  2. The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality. Kelly McClinton & Andy Hunsucker. Proceedings of the Rome Art History Network Conference, 2018. (Pending, August 2020). 

  3. Absence and Anxiety: Concerns About Digital Methods in Art Historical Research. Kelly McClinton. (Pending, May 2020). 

  4. Digitizing an Ancient Sculpture Collection. Eric Varner & Kelly McClinton. Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Computer Applications in Archaeology. The Journal of Studies in Digital Heritage (Pending, May 2020).

  5. Photogrammetry Best Practices: Lessons from Fieldwork in Digitizing Sculpture for the Uffizi Project. Gabriele Guidi, Alex Mirowski, & Kelly McClinton. The Journal of Studies in Digital Heritage (Pending, April 2020).

  6. The Application of Photogrammetry to Roman Wall Painting. Kelly McClinton. Special Issue "Ancient Mediterranean Painting (vol. 2). (June 2019).

  7. Augmented Reality Prototyping for Design Students at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Andy Hunsucker, Kelly McClinton, Jennifer Wang, and Erik Stolterman. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

  8. The Reconstitution of the Throne Room at Knossos by Sir Arthur Evans. Kelly McClinton. Published by the University of Texas Libraries for the Classics Library.

Formal Presentations:

  1. July 2019: “Application of Photogrammetry to the Study of Roman Wall Painting.” Digital Classics Seminar Series at King’s College London.

  2. April 2019: “Pompeii as a Complex System.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Poster Session.

  3. Oct. 2018: “Virtual World Heritage Lab.” Center of Excellence for Women in Technology Research Presentation. 

  4. Oct. 2018: “Pompeii as a Complex System.” CNETs Research Group. 

  5. Oct. 2018: “The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project.” CASCI Research Group. 

  6. Sept, 2018: “The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Conference.

  7. May 2018: “Uffizi 3D Digitization Project.” 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology.

  8. May 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice (Rome, 23 - 24 May 18), American Academy in Rome.

  9. April 2018: “The Social Logic of Space: Analyzing Patterns of Access in Pompeii.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Poster Session.

  10. March 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.

  11. March 2018: “Sir John Davidson Beazley.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  12. Feb. 2018: “The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project.” CASCI Research Group.

  13. Feb. 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Getty Villa in Malibu / College Art Association Annual Meeting.

  14. Jan. 2018: “Models of Education: Locke, Rousseau, and Kant.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  15. Oct. 2017: “Pre-Iconoclastic Icons in Rome.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  16. Oct. 2017: “Semiotics in Roman Wall Painting.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  17. May 2017: “Augmented Reality for Design Students.” Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (presented by Andy Hunsucker).

  18. April 2017: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Eskenazi Museum of Art.

  19. March 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of Computer Applications in Archaeology (presented by Eric Varner).

  20. Jan. 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (presented by Julie Van Voorhis).

  21. Nov. 2016: “Rome Reborn.” The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section.

  22. Oct. 2016: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Emory University.

  23. July 2016: “Roman Portraiture.” The American Academy in Rome.

  24. April 2016: “The Antikythera Mechanism.” Indiana University Informatics Department.

  25. March 2016: “The Case of the Resting Satyr: Indicators of Production & Workshops.” IU Art History Department.

  26. Feb. 2016: “Archaeological Evidence for Material Production.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  27. Jan. 2016: “Exploring the MOOC format.” Indiana University Informatics Department.

  28. Dec. 2015: “The Resting Satyr Replica Series.” Indiana University Art History Department.

  29. Oct. 2015: “The Antikythera Mechanism.” Indiana University Informatics Department.

  30. Sept. 2009: “The Reconstitution of the Throne Room at Knossos by Sir Arthur Evans.” Public Thesis Defense, the University of Texas at Austin Classics Department.

Informal Research Talks:

  1. May 2019: “DOMUS: A database for Roman Domestic Space.” University of Oxford, Balliol College.

  2. February 2018: “The Resting Satyr in Augmented Reality.” College Art Association Annual Meeting.

Software / Technology: 

Minitab, MATLAB, Python, Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, ArcGIS, Photoscan, Reality Capture, zBrush, Autodesk Suite, Unity3D, HTML, MySQL, Adobe Suite, Blender, Veloview (LiDAR software), QGIS.

Funding / Awards:

  1. Virtual World Heritage Lab Fellowship, April 2019. 

  2. Graduate Informatics Student Association Research Award, June 2019.

  3. The National Science Foundation, National Research Training Award, May 2019.

  4. Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2019.

  5. The Irish Research Council, Enterprise Partnership Scheme, November 2018 (declined).

  6. The National Science Foundation, National Research Training Fellowship, Jan. 2018 – Present.

  7. Enhancement Grant from the IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, April 2018.

  8. NSF Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks Poster Session (3rd Place), April 2018.

  9. Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2018.

  10. Travel Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, October 2017.

  11. Summer Fellowship from the School of Informatics and Computing, May 2017.

  12. Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2017.

  13. Interdisciplinary Research Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, March 2017.

  14. Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, May 2016.

  15. Gerald Bernbom Fellowship from the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, January 2016.

  16. Lourania Miller Scholarship for students researching Greek or Latin, Fall 2010.

  17. University of Texas at Austin President's List, Fall 2007 & Fall 2006.

  18. University of Texas at Austin Dean's List, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009.

Professional and Service Organizations:

Indiana University Art History Association Graduate Informatics Student Association

Eta Sigma Phi American Classical League

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Workshops:

  • Taught: “Digital Photogrammetry for Documenting Roman Wall Paintings.” July 2019.

  • Taught: “Digital Photogrammetry  for Documenting Roman Domestic Spaces.” June 2018.

  • Taught: “Recombining Sculpture Fragments with Photogrammetry.” May 2018.

  • Taught: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Emory University, Oct. 2016.

  • Attended: “Presenting Data and Information.” Oct. 2015.

Departmental Service:

  • Indiana University Art History Association, 2017 - Present.

    • Organized resources for the annual symposium (2018).

  • Institutional Voice Chair of Graduate Informatics Student Association, 2017 –2018.

    • Leader in the effort to establish the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Virtual Reality Lab (2017) and the Doctoral Travel Award Fund (2018).

  • Student Representative on the Graduate Program Committee in the Dept. of Informatics, 2017-2018.

  • Executive Chair of Graduate Informatics Student Association, 2016 –2016.

  • Treasurer, Eta Sigma Phi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009-Spring 2010).

References:

  1. Dr. Bernard Frischer, Professor of Informatics and Classics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  2. Dr. Elaine Gazda, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

  3. Dr. Paolo Liverani, Professor of Topography of Ancient Italy at the University of Florence.

  4. Dr. Eleanor Leach, Professor in Classics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  5. Dr. Luis Rocha, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  6. Dr. Thomas Palaima, Professor of Classics, the University of Texas at Austin.

  7. Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Professor of Art History, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  8. Dr. Bret Rothstein, Professor of Art History, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  9. Dr. Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering.

Relevant Graduate Courses:

  • Thesis Research & Literature Review, Spring 2019, Fall 2019.

  • Network Science with Dr. YY Ahn, Spring 2019.

  • Roman Villas with Dr. Elaine Gazda (Audit), Fall 2018. 

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Dr. Santo Fortunato, Fall 2018.

  • Complex Systems Seminar with Dr.  Fillipo Raddichi, Fall 2018.

  • Historiography of Art with Dr. Sarah Bassett, Fall 2018.

  • Italian Advanced Reading and Comprehension with Dr. Karolina Serafin, Spring 2018.

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Dr. Luis Rocha, Spring 2018.

  • The Artist Education with Dr. Jeffrey Saletnik, Spring 2018.

  • Art Historical Theories and Methodology with Dr. Bret Rothstein, Fall 2017.

  • Byzantine Art and Architecture with Dr. Sarah Bassett, Fall 2017.

  • A History of the Model with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Spring 2016.

  • Roman Wall Painting with Dr. Eleanor Leach, Spring 2016.

  • Roman Sculpture with Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Spring 2016.

  • Greek Sculpture with Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Fall 2015.

  • Virtual Heritage I: Artifact Modeling with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015.

  • Virtual Heritage II: Archaeological Site Modeling with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015.

Relevant Undergraduate Courses:

Ancient Greek (five semesters) Archaeology of Aegean Prehistory

Archaeological Analysis Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

German for Undergraduate Students Greek Archaeology

Great Trials of Western Civilization History of Rome: The Republic

History of Greece to the End of the Peloponnesian War History of Greece to 146 B.C.

Introduction to Ancient Egypt Introduction to Classical Mythology

Latin (six semesters) The Dead Sea Scrolls

Western Civilization in Medieval Times


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