Juliana van Roggen

Juliana van Roggen is one of five Digital Humanities undergraduate fellows from the 2014-2015 academic year. At the time of her year-long fellowship project, Juliana was a Senior at UMass Amherst.

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The Iron Streets of Pompeii at:


The Iron Streets of Pompeii

Juliana’s project is a public, digital resource that functions as a companion to ongoing archaeological research on iron deposits in the streets of Pompeii. The project will bring together new research on the ancient city with georeferenced maps to create a web interface that will provide valuable context on how people moved through and used the Pompeiian streets, as well as new insights into how digital technologies can be used in archaeological research.

In Juliana’s words:

The Iron Streets of Pompeii project examines an unusual technique to repair and maintain Pompeian Streets after years of wear and tear by pouring liquid iron in between the pavement stones and into their ruts. … By joining morphological data and distributional data, my goal was to create an interactive webpage where users can locate important instances of iron deposits on a map of Pompeii.