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John Hopkins F'11, F'09 to Develop Born-Digital Title for ACLS Humanities E-Book

6/7/2011

Hopkins_JohnACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is delighted to announce that John Hopkins, 2011 ACLS New Faculty Fellow and 2009 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow, will develop a new born-digital work, based on his research, to join HEB's expanding collection of over 3300 titles across the humanities. In addition to his work with HEB, Hopkins will also be recommending a list of related historiography that will be actively linked to his e-book to form a cluster of related scholarship on the HEB site. A brief description of this forthcoming title follows.

Visualizing the Genesis of Roman Architecture

Although fragmentary, remains of architecture from early Rome (c.700-450 BCE) are among the only extant clues from a period that saw the genesis of Roman architecture and the birth of the Roman Republic and its culture. This e-book uses virtual technology to reconstruct the early city. A monographic introduction to the project will link out to the virtual model itself where, for example, readers will walk through the early Roman city, passing buildings with artistic roots far across the Mediterranean. Viewers will be able to click on buildings to see comparanda, brief discussion and bibliography, investing the visualization with a full scholarly apparatus.

John Hopkins will take up his New Faculty Fellowship in the department of Art History at Rice University in September for academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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