Director at Department of ALM, Centre for Digital Humanities
I am Associate Professor in Information Technology and the Humanities, Associate Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities and the Director for the Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University. 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
Anna Foka is the Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University, and Associate Professor in Digital Humanities at the Department for Archives, Museums and Libraries (ABM). Anna’s research outputs to-date focus on digital cultural heritage, heritage data and information science more generally, its classification, representation and supporting methods, tools, and infrastructures. Anna’s humanities’ expertise lies in the history and culture of the ancient world as well as its international reception.
I am currently leading the following research projects
- I am the PI of Quantifying Culture: a Study of AI and Cultural Heritage Collections (2021-2025) funded by the WASP-HS: the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems, and Software Program Humanities and Society.
- I am the PI of the Digital Periegesis project that aims at creating a digital enriched a edition of the 2nd Century traveller's guide to Greece (Funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Research Foundation 2018-21).
I am currently involved in the following projects
- I am a national member of the COST Action project Distant Reading for European Literary History (Cost 16204)
- I am a core member of the project Ancient Itineraries: The Digital Lives of Art History (Funded by the Getty Foundation 2018-9).
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