The initial structure has a Steering Committee advised by a Disciplinary Advisory Board and a Technical Advisory Board. However, we recognize that the structure of this organization should evolve in response to changing funding sources and policy environments designed to foster and guide the development of this cyberinfrastructure.
In response to recommendations at the Joint Meeting of the Steering Committee, Disciplinary and Technical Advisory Boards February 2008 in Santa Fe, the two Boards have been reorganized into a single Board of Directors.
Brian Crane, Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA
Katherine (Kitty) Emery
Kitty F. Emery, Ph.D., is Assistant Curator of Environmental Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She uses ancient animal and plant remains recovered from archaeological deposits in Central America to understand how the ancient Maya used (and sometimes abused) their natural world. Recent research has included compiling regional evidence of ancient Maya hunting and forest management as reflected in archaeological animal remains, and modern evidence for animal bone medicinal and ritual curation, and organic material discard, both with implications for animal remain recovery in the Maya region.
Sebastian Heath, Archaeological Institute of America/American Numismatics Society, New York
Eric Kansa, University of California, Berkeley/Alexandria Archive Institute, Berkeley/San Francisco
Francis (Frank) McManamon, National Park Service, Washington DC
Fraser Neiman directs ongoing archaeological research at Monticello
Vincas (Vin) Steponaitis
In collaboration with Steve Davis and others, Steponaitis worked on a variety of projects exploring the frontiers of digital publication in archaeology. The most elaborate and visible of these projects is a CD-ROM entitled Excavating Occaneechi Town, published by UNC Press in 1998. They have also developed a new edition of this work that will be formally published by UNC Press on the World Wide Web. A "beta" version of this new edition can be found at www.ibiblio.org/dig.
The history and political economy of Moundville, a large Mississippian town in Alabama that was occupied from the 11th to the 17th centuries AD, have long been subjects of Steponaitis' research. His current research attempts to reconstruct patterns of craft production and trade by attempting to identify the geological sources of the raw materials used to make "prestige goods" at Moundville.
Associate Professor Egyptian Archaeology, Dept. of
Willeke Wendrich leads a large team of archaeologists and archaeological specialist in the study of land and water use, and the development of agriculture in the Fayum (Egypt). The research program focuses on the prehistoric and Greaco-Roman remains in the region, and the work includes rescue excavations and cultural heritage management of the ancient landscape. As the Editor-in-chief of the online UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology and Faculty Director of the UCLA Digital Humanities Incubator Group, Wendrich is closely involved in digital publication and archaeological data management.
Phillip (Phil) Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Thomas (Tom) Whitley
Dr. Whitley has specialized in GIS applications to Archaeology since the late 1980s. This has included small, medium, and large scale spatial analyses and predictive models in 17 different states. He is Vice President of Brockington and Associates, Inc., one of the largest CRM firms in the Southeast, where he manages the Atlanta Office. His current research focus is on complex GIS and 3D modeling of cognitive and other interpretive prehistoric/historic landscapes.
Worthy Martin joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia in 1982 after completing his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin, specializing in computer vision. He has published papers in dynamic scene analysis, visual acquisition of volumetric models, combinatorial optimization with evolutionary algorithms and visual control in robotic systems. His interests in image analysis and complex data structures lead to a research appointment with the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) in 2000.
Through IATH he has participated in numerous digital humanities projects, including The Monastery Plan of St. Gall project, The Chaco Digital Initiative, The Sustaining Digital Scholarship project, The Salem Witch Trial Archive project, and The Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture project (see http://www.iath.virginia.edu/). The common thread to these projects is the design and implementation of thematic repositories with rich interconnections among many levels of information components within the repositories.
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and in 2000, obtained a Ph.D. there. For many years, he was Head of Library Automation at Ghent University. After having left Ghent in 2000, he has been Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and the info URI. With Carl Lagoze, he is currently leading the Open Archives Initiative Object Re-Use and Exchange effort.
Mellon All-Projects Meeting: Archaeology, New York, March 2008
Joint Disciplinary and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, Santa Fe, February 2008
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