USF History Department
Graduate Student Digital Humanities Projects



As requirement for graduation, MA and PhD students in the USF History Department enrolled in the concentration 'Digital Humanities and Public History' must design and develop a digital humanities project focusing on cultural heritage or other humanities themes. This section highlights those projects with a digital archaeology component produced by IDEx staff members.

Digital Curation of the 3D collection of the Archaeological Museum of Aidone (Sicily) 

M.A. Student: Lindsay Ryan
Semester: Fall 2021


The project focuses on the processing and the 3d models of 106 archaeological artefacts, captured at the Archaeological Museum of Aidone (Enna, Sicily) via digital photogrammetry and structured light 3d scanning, on the production through original research of historical an archaeological metadata structured according to the Dublin Core schema and inserted in the IDEx database and on the curation of a digital collection in Sketchfab for global enjoyment by scholars and public. 

Virtualization of the Chiurazzi Statuary Collection at the Ringling Museum

M.A. Student: Madeleine Kraft
Semester: Spring 2022


The project focuses on the 3D digitization of 24 bronze casts, created in the 19th century by the historical Italian foundry Chiurazzi. The casts replicating masterpieces of the Greek and Roman sculpture from the National Archaeological Museum of Napoli, represent the core of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's courtyard collection (Sarasota, FL). An important part of the work deals  with production through original research of historical an archaeological metadata structured according to the Dublin Core schema and inserted in the IDEx database and on the curation of a digital collection in Sketchfab for global enjoyment by scholars and public. Art history and archaeological metadata