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MemberJonathan Weiland

Jon’s research uses traditional classics scholarship, bioarchaeology and digital research methods, to investigate the darker aspects of the ancient world, topics like poverty, disease, slavery and violence.  His master’s thesis explored how malaria affected the landscapes of Roman Italy.  His dissertation focuses on the archaeology of what some refer to as the “Invisible Romans,” the people with the lowest socio-economic status in Italy, such as slaves and peasants.  His other projects include developing effective low-cost 3D modeling techniques for documenting archaeological evidence and using GIS to model ancient travel and exchange. Jon has worked for the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Archaeological Mapping Lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and in Archaeological Collections at the Arizona State Museum.  He has participated in archaeological investigations in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and at several locations in the United States. In his free time Jon enjoys travel, photography, rambling conversation, excessively long walks and binge watching good TV.

MemberDaniele Salvoldi

Refereed Journal Articles

“A Historical Geographic Information System (HGIS) of Nubia Based on the William J. Bankes Archive (1815-1822).” In Digital…

I hold a PhD in Egyptology from University of Pisa. Currently, I am am adjunct assistant professor at the American University in Cairo (Introduction to ancient Egyptian architecture) and at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (History and Theory of Architecture 1; Architecture of Egypt: Time and Place). From 2014 to 2016 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin, working on an Historical GIS of Nubia. Enjoying a short term scholarship (British Academy 2011) granted by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei I compiled the complete catalogue of William John Bankes’ Egyptian Portfolio in the Dorset History Centre (Dorchester) and made a photographic record of it. In 2009 I discovered Alessandro Ricci’s lost travel account and I am currently working on a scientific edition of the text to be published by AUC Press.

MemberFred Bubbers

Fred Bubbers lives in western Maryland with his wife, Susan, where he teaches high school literature and writing. Fred received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany in 1982 and his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2019. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in such journals as The Oregon Literary Review, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Loch Raven Review, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. His prose chapbook, The RIF, was released in March 2020 by Blue Cubicle Press.

MemberValiur Rahaman (he/his/him)

Before joining Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior-India in 2018, I taught at Central University of Rajasthan (Asstt. Professor, MU Jaipur (Associate Professor). I successfully defended my PhD in English (Literary Theory and Criticism). I speak English (preferred international language), Hindi (Native language), Urdu, Arabic, and Persian. Developed more than 100 innovative concepts through reading and writing in the Humanities. My works and interests in Humanities traverse around Technology (Brain and Behavior technology) & Science (CognitiveSensor), Digital and Critical Pedagogy developed models of humanities for neurocomputation. I developed two major tenets HITS and Neurocognitive Digital Humanities. I trust in self-development as if you are developing the entire world. The world is inside where all the parts of the world exist together and in parts. Independent Scholar in Digital Humanities (History, Concept, Tools [Literary Data Modeling], Text Analysis, Digitizing Culture Visualization through Literature), Developer of HITS LAB (A Virtual Lab of Humanities-Inspired Technology for Society) Founding President ISDH (Est. 2016) with a mission to educate the underprivileged and oppressed. Principal Investigator, AICTE CRS Project “Cognitive Literary Studies for the Progress of Computational Cognitive Modelling…” Editor: Avant-garde Responses: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (2278-4810)         

MemberEric Stein

Eric Stein (he/him) is a game development instructor at Trinity Western University. His research bridges literature and gaming, applying phenomenological, hermeneutic, and deconstructive methods to the interpretation of interactive texts. He is also a practicing game designer, primarily working in the independent tabletop roleplaying space. His design work implements philosophical, political, and theological concepts in gamic form, bringing together theory and play for social, story-driven tabletop role-playing experiences.