School: Cornell College, ‘17
Majors: Classical Studies and Art History
My introduction to the world of Digital Humanities began during my time at Cornell where I was able to work on a collection of DH projects spanning various topics and methods. My first foray began the summer of my sophomore year when I was hired as an intern for the Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Committee and tasked with managing the metadata of over 900 digitally archived files. This evolved into creating an audio tour of the towns historic districts and stoked my interest in digital history and its possible applications. I continued with this interest as the Classical Studies Research Assistant, working with Professor John Gruber-Miller and Professor Phil Venticinque. With John, I was given the chance to work on Imagining Ancient Corinth, a learning program designed to aid in Ancient Greek second language acquisition, as well as understanding the writings and experiences of Pausanias, the original travel writer. This project spanned web-development, map building/manipulation, and even animation. With Phil, I was allowed to aid in the editing and formatting of his recent publication Honor Among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt.