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Victoria Szabo

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Contact Info
    Box 90766, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708

    M.A. and Ph.D. in English University of Rochester 2000
    Ph.D. University of Rochester 2000
    Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies University of Rochester 1996
    M.A. University of Rochester 1996
    M.A. Indiana University at Bloomington 1992
    B.A. Williams College 1990
Areas of Research

new media, visual studies, digital humanities, digital heritage
Professional Experience / Employment History

  • Duke University Program Director, Information Science + Information Studies, August 01, 2006 - August 31, 2009 Staff adminstrative director.
  • Stanford University Academic Technology Manager and IHUM Lecturer, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, 2001 - 2006 Academic Technology program manager and team leader. Also Lecturer in the Introduction to the Humanities Program.
  • Academic Technology Specialist, Introduction to the Humanities/Stanford University Libraries, 1999 - 2001
  • Grinnell College Instructional Multimedia Specialist, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Rochester Electronic Editor and Library Assistant, Robbins Library, 1992 - 1996 Electronic editor for TEAMS Medieval Teaching Texts Series and The Camelot Project Arthurian archive.
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
  • Director, Duke Digital Humanities Initiative, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, 0 2015
  • Co-Director, FHI GreaterThanGames Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute, April, 2011
  • Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, University of Virginia Scholar's Lab/NEH, May 2010
  • Co-Convener, Interdisciplinary Working Group - Experiencing Virtual Worlds, Franklin Humanities Institute, 2009-2010; renewed for 2010-11
  • Grant: RENCI VIsualization Grant, Renaissance Computing Institute, 2010

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Szabo, V. "Evaluating XR: Standards for an emerging DH medium." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 36:Supplement_2 (October, 2021): II273-II276. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Szabo, V. "Critical and creative approaches to digital cultural heritage with augmented reality." The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art  (July, 2020): 448-461.
  3. Jaskot, P; Jacobs, H; Szabo, V; Olson, M; Triplett, E. "Shaping the Discipline of Digital Art History: A recap of an advanced summer institute on 3-D and (geo)spatial networks."   (December, 2018).
  4. Szabo, V. "Knowledge in 3D: How 3D data visualization is reshaping our world."   (July, 2018).  [abs]
  5. Szabo, V. "Apprehending the Past: Augmented Reality, Archives, and Cultural Memory." The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities 1 (May, 2018).  [abs]
Selected Talks

  • Contested Histories: Cultural Heritage and the Digital Archive, Collegeville, PA, 30 October 2018
  • Collaborative Approaches to Modeling the Past in 3D/VR: The Interdisciplinary Lab Model for Teaching, Research, and Public Outreach, Norman, Oklahoma, 8 March 2018
  • The Future of Digital Teaching and Learning, Delmenhorst, Germany, 15 November 2017
  • Humanities, Science & Technology: The Interdisciplinary Lab and the City, Venice International University, 20 September 2017
  • Visualizing the City: Objects, Landscapes, Networks, Barcelona, Spain, 5 July 2017
  • Cultural Approaches to Digital Heritage, Rochester, NY, 2 March 2017
  • Visualizing Venice: Digital Cultural Heritage Concepts and Opportunities, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1 November 2016
  • Augmented Reality Experience Design for Digital Heritage, Padua, Italy, 21 June 2016
  • Augmented Reality Experience Design for Digital Heritage., Padua, Italy, 10 June 2015
  • The Presence of the Past: Augmented Reality for Digital Heritage, Lewisburg, PA, 26 March 2015
  • Wired! Approaches to Digital Scholarship (with Kristin Lanzoni), Philadelphia, PA, 21 October 2014
  • On Site and On Location: Digital Heritage and the 21st Century Museum, Barcelona, Spain, 26 June 2014
  • he Lives of Places and Cities: New models of representation and their conceptual implications for the past and present (with Caroline Bruzelius), Padua, Italy, 1 June 2014
  • Visualizing the Past: Database-Driven Exploration in Hybrid Reality Systems, Chicago, IL, 1 January 2014
  • Critical Media Studies: Hybrid Reality Systems, Duke University, 8 August 2013
  • Plenary Session IV: Digital Future: The Research Teaching Nexus. (with Katherine Rowe), Charlotte, NC, June 29, 2013
  • Visualizing Venice panel presentation at "Florentia Illustrata. Digital Mapping and Techniques of Visualizing the Pre-modern Italian City.", Florence, Italy, 17 June 2013
  • "Building the Digital City: New Media Theory Meets Digital Humanities Practice" at HASTAC 2013., Toronto, Ontario, April 27, 2013 [pdf]
  • Building the Digital City: New Media Theory Meets Digital Humanities Practice at HASTAC 2013., Toronto, Ontario, 27 April 2013 [pdf]
  • Social Media ad Art Markets: Amateurism and Expertise, Duke Art, Law and Markets Meeting, Duke University, 31 October 2012
  • The City Talks Back: Traversing Annotated Landscapes, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Kitchener, Ontario, 28 September 2012 [an]
  • Digital Cities, Mapping a Common Platform: Digital Cartography in the FHI Humanities Labs, Duke University, 9 September 2012
  • Visualizing Art, Law, and Markets, College Arts Association, Los Angees CA, 24 February 2012
  • Digital Durham 3.0, CHAT Festival 2012, 6 February 2012
  • Digital Humanities as the Object of New Media Studies Critique, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 7 January 2012
  • The Ethics of Virtual Cultural Representation (Poster Session), Big Tent Digital Humanities Conference, Stanford, CA, 20 June 2011 [presentation]
  • Writing in 3D: Immersive Virtual Writing as Authorship and Critique, NC Symposium on the Teaching of Writing, 5 February 2011 []
  • Analog and Digital: Texts, Contexts, and Networks, special session organizer, Modern Language Association conference, Los Angeles, CA, 7 January 2011
  • Virtual Worlds and Community Medicine, Graduate Medical Education, Duke University School of Medicine, 12 July 2010
  • Visual Studies and Digital Humanities, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 30 March 2010
  • Games and Digital Storytelling, moderator, CHAT Festival, Chapel Hill, NC, 17 February 2010
  • Avatar: Techno-Embodiment(?), John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, NC, 22 January 2010
  • A Primer for Digital Media Authorship, MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 29 December 2009
  • Virtual World Building as Collaborative Knowledge Production: The Online Crystal Palace, MLA Convention 2009, Philadelphia, PA, 28 December 2009
  • Multimedia Mapping for Research and Discovery in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, Educause, Denver, CO, 5 November 2009
  • Teaching and Learning in Second Life, CIT Lunchtime Demonstration (Duke), 1 May 2009
  • Multimedia Mapping for Engagement and Discovery, CIT Instructional Technology Showcase, 3 April 2009
  • Digital Media Writing as Academic Authorship, New Media Consortium Conference, Princeton, NJ, 13 June 2008
  • Second Life in Undergraduate Education at Duke, CIT Instructional Technology Showcase, 24 April 2008
  • Designing and Implementing Podcasting (Webcast), Academic Impressions - Online, 6 January 2008

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