As a PhD student at IU Bloomington, I study classical archaeology and the application of digital imaging technology. My current research sits at the intersection of Roman sculpture, wall painting, and architecture. This research utilizes technology to create digital reconstructions for both analysis and preservation of cultural material.
Digital technology has the potential to create a wider audience for many areas of the humanities. Through the application of technology, interdisciplinary opportunities can be formed. The results can be presented digitally in a variety of contexts, including classrooms, museums, and online publications to name just a few. This will not only generate interest in the field of classical archaeology, but also hopefully result in increased funding. It is critical that in our application of this new technology, we take into account existing research. One of my primary research goals is to ensure the knowledge from the fields of classics, archaeology, and art history is preserved in the application of these new methods.