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Leading DH scholar Anna Foka visiting CESTA

Dec 3 2018
CESTA is pleased to announce that Anna Foka will be visiting the Center from December 1st through the 13th. Dr. Foka is Scientific Leader of the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Institute for Archives, Museums and Libraries (ABM) Uppsala University, and Associate Professor in Information Technology and the Humanities at Humlab, Umeå University, Sweden. She has a background Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (MA 2006, PhD 2009, University of Liverpool) as well as Media and Performance Studies (NCU Athens, Greece).
 
Anna Foka's research interests lie in the intersection of digital technology with historical disciplines. She has published on classics,  ancient history and archaeology, gender and humour, classical reception, game studies, augmented and virtual reality for museums, digital visualizations and geography. Her latest project investigates movement, transformation, and crisis through the prisms of digital technology and ancient history, using the second-century CE Description of Greece  (Periegesis Hellados) of Pausanias.