About

My research focuses on Roman domestic art and architecture. Over the past two years, I have worked on several projects in the Bay of Naples: the House of Marcus Lucretius in Pompeii (master’s thesis), Villa A at Oplontis (fieldwork, 2018), and 3D models of the House of the Faun and the House of the Tragic Poet.


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KELLY ELIZABETH MCCLINTON

Education:

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

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

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

Research Interests

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

Current Projects

  • The House of Marcus Lucretius

  • Minturnae Archaeological Project

  • A Digital Exhibit in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Teaching Experience

Indiana University at Bloomington / Primary Instructor (January 2018 - Present

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

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

  • Spring 2018: I487: Research in Classical Archaeology. 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 & mentoring them on their academic development.

    • 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: Introduction to Digital Archaeology

  • Fall & Spring 2016: I400: Designing Virtual Worlds

  • Fall & Spring 2015: History of Computing

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

  • Assist students with their writing skills.

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

  • Ensure all students are making progress in the course.

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

Academic Positions Held

National Science Foundation / Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Network Science

January 2018 - Present

  • 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 - Present

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

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

  • Publish the results of the project.

Oplontis Project / Photographer & Digital Archaeology Specialist

May 2018 - September 2018

  • Collected photographic data onsite

  • Collaborated with the archaeological team.

  • Created 3D models for publication and presentation use.

  • Developed idea 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 - May 2018)

  • 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 Relevant Positions

  • 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 Photogrammetry to Roman Wall Painting.” Special Issue Ancient Mediterranean Painting (vol. 2). (August 2019).

  2. “Augmenting the Aura: The Eskenazi Torso of the Resting Satyr in Augmented Reality.” Kelly McClinton & Andy Hunsucker. Proceedings of the Rome Art History Network Conference, 2018. (December 2019).

  3. “Photogrammetry Best Practices: Lessons from Fieldwork in Digitizing Sculpture.” Gabriele Guidi, Alex Mirowski, & Kelly McClinton. The Journal of Studies in Digital Heritage (July 2019).

  4. “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.

  5. “The Reconstitution of the Throne Room at Knossos by Sir Arthur Evans.” Published by the UT Austin Libraries (Classics).

Formal Presentations

  1. July 2019: “The Application of Photogrammetry to Roman Domestic Space.” Digital Classicist Seminar Series, Institute of Classical Studies.

  2. April 2019: “The House of Marcus Lucretius.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Data Analysis

  3. March 2019: “DOMUS: A Database for Roman Domestic Spaces.” School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

  4. October 2018: “The House of Marcus Lucretius.” Center of Excellence for Women in Technology Research Presentation.

  5. October 2018: “Pompeii.” CNETs Research Group.

  6. October 2018: “The House of Marcus Lucretius.” CASCI Research Group.

  7. September 2018: “The House of Marcus Lucretius.” NSF Interdisciplinary Training Conference.

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

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

  10. April 2018: “The Social Logic of Space: Access in Pompeii.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training Poster Session.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. March 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.” The Annual Meeting of Computer Applications in Archaeology (presented by Eric Varner).

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

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

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

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

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

  26. March 2016: “The Case of the Resting Satyr: Indicators of Production & Workshops.” Indiana University Art History Department.

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

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

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

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

  31. 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.

Awards

  1. National Science Foundation Summer Travel Award, April 2019.

  2. Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, March 2019.

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

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

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

  6. NSF Interdisciplinary Training Poster Session (3rd Place), April 2018.

  7. National Science Foundation Summer Travel Award, April 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. University of Texas at Austin President's List, 2007 & 2006 / Dean's List, 2008, 2009, 2009.

Software / Technology

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

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 in Roman Domestic Space.” 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

    • Organized resources for the annual symposium (2017 - Present).

  • Graduate Informatics Student Association

    • Institutional Voice Chair (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).

  • Graduate Program Committee in the Dept. of Informatics

    • Student Representative (2017 - 2018).

  • Graduate Informatics Student Association

    • Executive Chair (2015 - 2016).

  • Eta Sigma Phi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin

    • Treasurer (Fall 2009 - Spring 2010).

References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Gabriele Guidi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Relevant Graduate Courses

  • Thesis Research & Literature Review, Spring 2019.

  • Network Science with Professor YY Ahn, Spring 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Virtual Heritage II: Archaeological Site Modeling with Professor 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 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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