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
Myra and William Waldo Boone Fellowship for Canadian Graduate Students awarded by Duke University (2019 to 2020)
Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2019)
Classical Studies Department Summer Research Travel Award awarded by Duke University (2019)
Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant awarded by Duke University (2018)
Classical Studies Department Summer Research Travel Award awarded by Duke University (2017)
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)
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Ultra high resolution stitch of 586 image tiles. 300 inscriptions identified, mapped using polygons, and linked to transcriptions at PHI (Searchable Greek Inscriptions).
Ultra high resolution stitch of 238 images. 33 inscriptions identified, mapped using polygons, and linked to transcriptions at PHI (Searchable Greek Inscriptions).