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Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco

Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco

Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Departments and Institutes

Archaeology & Anthropology:

Research Interests

My current research project investigates the potential of 3D technologies for artifacts exhibition inside museums. To this purpose, I am exploring how museum users perceive artifacts through different media: visual examination, physical interaction, and three-dimensional virtual and material replica interaction. 

This work is in collaboration with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge and will contribute to the re-development of the MAA World Archaeology gallery.
I previously collaborated in projects aimed at the creation of virtual museums and online platforms for 3D archaeological data sharing. I also coordinated digital labs in archaeology and collaborated at projects on collaborative writing through online technologies.
Other research interests include Medieval Archaeology in Italy and France, with a research lens on population dynamics in peripheral centres, rock cave settlements, encastellation, and the role of rural churches in sustaining rural communities during Middle Ages.