MemberErik Malcolm Champion

On the Board of Directors, Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society (
Explore-AT  International Steering Committee. ExploreAT! Exploring Austria’s culture through the language glass is a 751,000€ European research project. (1.4.2015-31.3.2019).
Scientific committee, Virtual Heritage Network, Ireland (
Editorial Board member of The Journal of Computing Applications in Archaeology, Digital Creativity, Games & Culture, Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, International Journal of People-Oriented Programming, The Journal of Interactive Humanities, S…
…ies. Routledge, UK. Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities.URL: qtructures-in-Digital-Humanities/Benardou-Champion-Dallas-Hughes/p/book/9781472447128. ISBN-13: 978-1472447128.
B2        Champion, E. (2015). Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series. London: Routledge (formerly Ashgate Publishing, UK, ISBN 978-1-4724-2291-0). ISBN 9781472422903. Published: 2015-09-11. Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. URL:
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UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation, and Professor at Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, in the Humanities Faculty of Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of Curtin University and other institutions throughout the world.   My recent books are Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage for Routledge’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series, Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), editor of Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012) and co-editor of  Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2017).

MemberPaul Reilly

…CAA (International) Chair of Scientific CommitteeCAA-GR CAA-UKVirtualArchaeology.ruVirtual Heritage Network – Ireland …

Currently, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton, where I focus on two main areas of research: ontological transformations of archaeology in the digital, especially due to the developing alignments between virtual and physical words; exploring the significance of craft skills in field archaeology, which involves extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration with fine artists.I am a pioneer of data visualisation and virtual heritage. My involvement in archaeological computing began in 1982 while working on my PhD in which I developed and applied proto-GIS technology to the analysis of the archaeological landscape of the Isle of Man. My fascination with the potential and pitfalls of digital technologies to model, explore, present, translate, transform and re-present archaeological data and interpretation has expanded ever since. Now my peer-reviewed research output investigates the implications of additive manufacturing and their affordances for contemporary archaeology (see ORCID account: am a past chairman and now life member of CAA (Computer Applications in Archaeology), Chairman of the CAA International Scientific Committee, a member of Virtual Heritage Network Ireland, CAA-Greece and the editorial board of Virtual Archaeology ( addition to my academic credentials I bring more than 23 years of wide international business experience in the IT and communications sector (with IBM) where I was worldwide leader for Knowledge brokering, professional and community development and complex solution deployment for the Telecommunications Industry business unit. I have also held leadership roles for strategy development, marketing, sales and research and development (where I was the industry leadership team interface to IBM Research Division). Previous to IBM I was a research fellow and free-lance field archaeologist working in UK, Germany, Austria, and Spain and pioneer of data visualisation techniques in archaeology.

MemberHasan Baran Firat

Hasan Baran Fırat is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” in Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage program and is writing his dissertation on multi-sensory reconstruction of cultural heritage sites through the immersive virtual reality, supervised by Prof. Luigi Maffei and Prof. Massimiliano Masullo. He is pursuing his studies on cultural sound heritage and focused on digitization of perceptual stimuli. He has worked in different companies as an engineer and acoustic consultant. Baran as a semi-professional musician has involved several musicology studies and currently, he is one of editor in anakronik e-journal and he has worked in different fields of music production as well such as, recording, acoustic design.  Contact: University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. via San Lorenzo – 81031 Aversa (CE), Italy

Memberadam muir

** Currently employed as a sessional (casual / adjunct) academic at Griffith University. ** I am an independent scholar, educator, trainer/assessor in the areas of Digital Media, Communication, and Computer History. My fields of interest include: media ecology, internet studies, computer history, internet history, digital methods, software studies. I have been a sessional (casual / adjunct) academic from 2001 to the present (16 years as a casual ). During that time I have delivered teaching to all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, both on-campus and via distance education. I am also a qualified Vocational Workplace Trainer/Assessor and content developer (Cert IV TAE).   If you are interested in any of the themes or ideas presented here on this page please feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading this, I hope you have a good day / night!

MemberMarika Snider

Marika Dalley Snider, PhD, AIA is a storyteller who celebrates the small, the forgotten, and the under-appreciated architecture and its associated people through film, research, and historic preservation. Marika teaches with both analog and digital media in architecture at Utah Valley University and is a practicing architect with a specialty in Historic Preservation. Previously, she was a project architect doing museum-quality restorations on (Ohio) state-owned historic sites. Projects include well-known sites like the houses of President Harding and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hopewell and Fort Ancient indigenous sites, as well as historically-sensitive maintenance projects on lesser known sites. Marika’s traditional research examines architecture and urban space in the Middle East. Additionally, Marika is an a amateur documentary filmmaker whose films have been screened internationally.

MemberMatthew Davis

Matthew Evan Davis is currently an instructor at Blinn College. Prior to this, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University, a Lindsey Young Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Tennessee’s Marco Institute, and as the Council for Library and Information Resources/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies at North Carolina State University. While at North Carolina State he worked as part of the team on two similar projects — the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive and the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive, as well the Manuscript DNA project and the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance, an aggregator and discussion space for digital scholarly and cultural heritage work regarding the Middle Ages. Davis works on the staging practices of medieval drama, cultural transmission through translation and reception, the history of the book, and material and digital curation as a means of preserving both the material object and the connections between the object, the content contained by that object, and its cultural milieu. His current digital project is the Minor Works of John Lydgate virtual archive, which is attempting to make the manuscripts and other media containing the works of Lydgate that exist in less than twenty witnesses more accessible to scholars of the poet, students who may have only read them in print editions, and individuals interested in manuscripts as artifacts in their own right. It also serves to bridge a gap between the digital world, where anything that cannot be concretely categorized is often left by the wayside, and the physical object with its own rich set of significations. His CV may be seen both on this site and here, and he may be contacted via email at