Adrian Linden-High

Adrian Linden-High

Student

Adrian is a sixth-year PhD student whose research is fueled by a fascination with ancient documentary evidence. Having explored the multilingual epigraphic record from second and third century Histria on the Black Sea through the prism of sociolinguistic theory as part of his Mag.Phil. at the University of Vienna, he is now eager to pursue his journey into the tantalizing world of papyrology and epigraphy. In his dissertation he is studying the evidence attesting slaves and ex-slaves in the Roman military communities of the Roman imperial period, with an emphasis on inscriptions and papyri.

All this is complemented by a desire to help shape the rapidly evolving field of Digital Humanities by embarking on projects that are natively designed to leverage integrative technologies including source document markup standards such as EpiDoc. His current digital project focuses on the archive of manumission inscriptions preserved on the Polygonal Wall in Delphi. For the moment, the objective is to make large swaths of the wall available online in the form of deep-zoomable visualizations with annotations (now transitioning to IIIF!). In an initial stage of the project, he produced several prototypes and linked the inscriptions on the wall to transcriptions at PHI (Searchable Greek Inscriptions). See below for links to the prototypes.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2019)

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant awarded by Duke University (2018)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2017)

Graduate Fellowship in Classical Studies awarded by Duke University (2014 to 2019)

James B. Duke Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2014 to 2018)

Erasmus Mobility Grant awarded by Austrian Exchange Service (2007 to 2008)

Launching Digital Projects from Scratch – Some Advice. Writer. Blog post: Launching Digital Projects from Scratch – Some Advice (2018)

Abstract

Getting a digital project off the ground by yourself can be challenging. In this post, I offer some general advice that will take you to the next, more collaborative, stage of your digital project.

Assessing Student Work in Omeka/Neatline. Writer. Blog post: Assessing Student Work in Omeka/Neatline (2017)

Abstract

How to tackle the assessment of digital work produced by students in a way that minimizes confusion and takes into account the nonlinear character of the digital medium.

Visualization, Polygonal Wall, Delphi, South Wall Prototype. Editor. South Wall Prototype (2017)

Abstract

Ultra high resolution stitch of 586 image tiles. 300 inscriptions identified, mapped using polygons, and linked to transcriptions at PHI (Searchable Greek Inscriptions).

Visualization, Polygonal Wall, Delphi, East Wall Prototype. Editor. East Wall Prototype (2017)

Abstract

Ultra high resolution stitch of 238 images. 33 inscriptions identified, mapped using polygons, and linked to transcriptions at PHI (Searchable Greek Inscriptions).

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    Archaeological field school on Hemmaberg, an early Christian site in Carinthia, Austria.
    Archaeological field school on Hemmaberg, an early Christian site in Carinthia, Austria.
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    Excursion to Minoan and Mycenaean Crete and Thera. Here on a tour of the caldera.
    Excursion to Minoan and Mycenaean Crete and Thera. Here on a tour of the caldera.
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    In my backyard growing up: Heidentor, a stone monument associated with the legionary camp Carnuntum along the Danube frontier.
    In my backyard growing up: Heidentor, a stone monument associated with the legionary camp Carnuntum along the Danube frontier.
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    Adrian at the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada
    Adrian at the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada
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    Adrian at the 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada.
    Adrian at the 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada.