Presentations and Publications about the Ancient Graffiti Project
- R. Benefiel, H. Sypniewski, “Greek Graffiti in Herculaneum,” American Journal of Archaeology 122 (2018), 209-244.
- J. DiBiasie Sammons, Application of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to the study of ancient graffiti from Herculaneum, Italy (Journal of Archaeological Science Reports: Feb. 2018)
- R. Benefiel, H. Sypniewski, K. Helms, and E. Zimmerman Damer, “Regio I – Latium et Campania. Pompeii et Herculaneum: Graffiti,” Italia Epigrafica Digitale vol. II.3 (2017), 856 pp. https://ojs.uniroma1.it/index.php/ied/issue/view/1169/showToc
- R. Benefiel, S. Sprenkle, H. Sypniewski and J. White, “The Ancient Graffiti Project: Geo-Spatial Visualization and Search Tools for Ancient Handwritten Inscriptions,” In DATeCH2017 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage, New York: ACM (2017),163-168. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3078081.3078104
- Rebecca R. Benefiel and Holly M. Sypniewski. “Images and Text on the walls of Herculaneum: Designing the Ancient Graffiti Project,” in A. Felle & A. Rocco, eds. Off the Beaten Track: Epigraphy at the Borders. Oxford: Archaeopress (2016), 26-45.
- Rebecca R. Benefiel, Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons, and Holly M. Sypniewski. “Herculaneum Graffiti Project: Initial Field Season, 2014,” The Journal of FASTI Online (2016). http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2016-361.pdf.
- Rebecca R. Benefiel, Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons, “The Ancient Graffiti Project,” Friends of Herculaneum Archaeology Magazine –http://www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk/files/NEWSLETTER%2019%20final%20.pdf
Urbo.com, by David Morrison “Gaius Was Here”: How Ancient Graffiti Reflects The Human Experience
The Local: Italy, by Catherine Edwards “Graffiti In Pompeii and Herculaneum give insight into groups marginalized by history books“
Forbes, by Sarah Bond “New Project Uncovers Ancient Games and Gladiators through the Graffiti of Fans”
The Atlantic, by Adrienne LaFrance “Pompeii’s Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media”
- Mostly Mammoths, by Jeanne Timmons “The Ancient Graffiti Project — Ancient Worlds Revived by Modern Scholars“
- Creighton Magazine “Professor Works to Share, Preserve Ancient Graffiti” (Kyle Helms)
- Sewanee Features “Saving the Scribbles” (Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons)
- The Jackson Clarion-Ledger “Millsaps Team seeks to preserve ancient graffiti” (Holly Sypniewski)
* denotes student presentations; ** denotes faculty-student collaborations
- Erika Zimmermann Damer, “The Ancient Graffiti Project,” Virginia Governor’s Latin Academy, Randolph Macon College, July 2017.
- “The Ancient Graffiti Project,” Ancient Maker Spaces: Digital Tools for Classical Scholarship. A workshop showcasing digital projects at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, Toronto, January 2017.
- Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons and Holly M. Sypniewski, “iGraffiti: Digital Recording of Ancient Graffiti from Herculaneum, Italy,” Archaeological Institute of America, Toronto, CAN, January 2017. Winner: Best Poster Presentation, first runner-up.
- *Grace Gibson, “Pictorial Graffiti in Context: An Analysis of Drawn Graffiti in Herculaneum,” Archaeological Institute of America, Toronto, CAN, January 2017.
- **Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons and Grace Gibson, “The Ancient Graffiti Project: Using Graffiti in the Latin Classroom,” Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Assoc., Murfreesboro, TN, November 2016.
- Erika Zimmermann Damer, “The Writing on the Wall: Roman Graffiti in the Digital Age,” Saturday Seminar for K – College Latin educators, Randolph Macon College, October 2016.
- *Nathan Brewer, Michael Dik, Lillian MacDonald, and Alicia Martinez. “Herculaneum Graffiti Project and the Ancient Graffiti Project” – Summer Scholars presentation, Washington and Lee University, July 2016.
- Rebecca Benefiel. NEH Summer Seminar at Gustavus Adolphus College on Roman Daily Life, July 2016, Prof. Benefiel taught participants about ancient graffiti and introduced resources available in AGP.
- Sara Sprenkle, “Thinking Like a Computer Scientist about Ancient Roman Graffiti,” Linking the Big Ancient Mediterranean Conference, University of Iowa, June 2016
- Rebecca Benefiel, “Roman Graffiti and Digital Humanities,” University of Houston, April 2016
- Rebecca Benefiel, “Writing and Reading in Ancient Herculaneum,” Foreign Language Association of Virginia, April 2016
- Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons, “Picturing 1000 Words: Digital Archaeology at Pompeii and Herculaneum,” Miillsaps College, February 2016
- Erika Zimmermann Damer and Holly M. Sypniewski, “The Herculaneum Graffiti Project: Ancient Wall Inscriptions and Digital Humanities,” Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2016
- Rebecca Benefiel, Holly Sypniewski, and Erika Zimmermann Damer, “Wall Inscriptions in the Ancient City: The Herculaneum Graffiti Project,” American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Berkeley, CA, January 2016
- Rebecca Benefiel and Holly Sypniewski, “Images and Text on the Walls of Herculaneum: Designing the Ancient Grafiti Project,” Epigraphy at the Borders, Bari, Italy, September 2015
- *Mary Beth Smith and Jamie White, “Computing and Ancient Inscriptions,” Summer Research Scholar Series, Washington & Lee, July 2015
- Rebecca Benefiel, “Ancient Graffiti at Herculaneum,” Institute for Digital Archaeology Conference, Oxford, May 2015
- Rebecca Benefiel and Holly Sypniewski, “The Ancient Graffiti Project,” Let’s Get Digital Panel at the Classical Association of Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, May 2015
- Holly M. Sypniewski, “Social Media in Ancient Rome,” Herrin Speaker Series, Hendrix College, March 31, 2015
- *Pasquale Toscano, “HGP Brings Classics into the 21st Century,” Science, Society & the Arts Undergraduate Conference, Washington & Lee University, March 2015
- Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons, “Flashdance: Application of Reflectance Transformation Imaging to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum,” AIA Annual Meeting, January 10, 2015
- Margaret Hicks, Manchester Middle School Latin Club, November 2014
- *Braxton Rasmussen and Melanie McCrory, “Herculaneum: A Study of Ancient Graffiti and the State of Conservation,” UT Archaeology Playdate, October 21, 2014.
- Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons,”New Approaches to Photographing Graffiti,” UT Archaeology Playdate, October 21, 2014
- *Mary Beth Smith, Kathryn Clikeman, Megan Rebman and Gia Nyhuis, Donna Dollings and Margaret Hicks, Foreign Language Association of Virginia, October 2014
- Rebecca Benefiel, “An epigraphic field school in the Bay of Naples: The Herculaneum Graffiti Project,” CAMWS Southern Section, October 18, 2014
- Erika Zimmermann Damer, “Herculaneum Graffiti for the (Twenty-)First Century,” Southeastern College Art Conference, October 10, 2014
- **Jace King, Megan Rebman and Holly M. Sypniewski, “Recording Roman Voices: Ancient Graffiti in the Shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.” Millsaps College Forum Series, October 3, 2014
- *Mary Beth Smith and Paqui Toscano, W&L AntiquiTEA, September 2014
- Jinyu Liu, History on the Wall: Report on Archaeology in an Ancient Roman City , Shanghai Normal University, July 4, 2014