Anna Foka

project manager at Department of ALM

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H
752 38 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 625
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am Associate Professor in Information Technology and the Humanities and I lead DH Uppsala. My research interests lie in the intersection of digital technology with historical disciplines, including art history.

Keywords: cultural heritage digital humanities archaeology gender archives environmental studies digital technology history of archive practices academic exchange and mobility digital activism classical studies museology game studies cultural and art history digital research infrastructures open repositories digital heritage implementation digital cultural heritage

My courses


I am the Leader/Manager of the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Department for Archives, Museums and Libraries (ABM) Uppsala University, and Associate Professor (docent) in Information Technology and the Humanities. I have a background in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (MA 2006, PhD 2009, University of Liverpool) as well as Media and Performance Studies (NCU Athens, Greece).

My research interests are a blend of digital technology with historical and artistic disciplines. I have published on classical studies, ancient history and archaeology, gender and humour, classical reception on film and TV, game studies, cultural heritage studies, augmented and virtual reality for museums, digital art history, digital visualizations and digital geography.


I am currently leading and/or involved in the following research projects

  • I am the PI of Periegesis (Funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Research Foundation 2018-21) see more on our site here (under construction)

  • I am a core member of the project Ancient Itineraries: The Digital Lives of Art History (Funded by the Getty Foundation 2018-9) see more in

  • I am a core member of Digital Models: Digitizing the Archive of Swedish Industrial History (Funded by the Swedish Research Council for Arts and Humanities 2016-9)


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