UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


Dr Kathryn E. Piquette

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I am a Sessional Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Cultural Heritage Imaging with the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities' Advanced Imaging Consultants (UCLAiC). Before coming to UCL I held positions at the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) and the Institut für Altertumskunde, Universität zu Köln. Prior to this I held a Marie-Curie COFUND Fellowship at Freie Universität Berlin, and other post-doctoral positions at the University of Oxford, UCL, and Trinity College Dublin.

In addition to my training as an Egyptologist (PhD 2007, MA 2002, both UCL Institute of Archaeology), I specialise in computational imaging techniques including Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Multispectral Imaging. I provide consulting services through UCL Advanced Imaging Consultants (UCLAiC) on a freelance basis, including familiarisation and training courses

My academic research focusses on Egyptian and Near Eastern writing and art, and the development and application of advanced imaging techniques for the elucidation of 'visual' culture from wider ancient world and beyond. Recent projects include Deep Imaging Mummy Cases, Non-Destructive Analysis of Multi-Layered Papyrus, an Excellence Cluster TOPOI project for which I am documenting Coptic and Arabic pilgrim graffiti and wall paintings in Aswan, Egypt, as well as the Magica Levantina and Herculaneum Papyri projects with the Universität zu Köln. 

My publications include the forthcoming eBook "An Archaeology of Art and Writing: Early Egyptian labels in context" with supporting database (2018, Modern Academic Publishing) the co-edited Open Access volume "Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium" (2013, Ubiquity Press). Further publications are available to download via Academia.edu.

Email: k.piquette@ucl.ac.uk or, for digital imaging queries, advancedimaging@ucl.ac.uk

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Dr Kathryn E. Piquette
UCL Advanced Imaging Consultants (UCLAiC) and
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
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University College London
London  WC1E 6BT, UK, EU

I can also be found on Twitter @kathrynpiquette