Bio

Dr. Shawn Graham is a digital archaeologist and Full Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is also the Programme Coordinator for the MA specialization in Digital Humanities. He edits the open access journal Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology.

His current major research project, together with his collaborator Damien Huffer, uses neural networks and computer vision to explore the online trade in human remains. As part of the Computational Research in the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project from the University of Toronto, he is exploring generative adversarial networks and archaeological photography. For more on his research, see his faculty page or his publications.

His work has been featured in the Ottawa Citizen, WIRED, and The New York Times.

In 2019, he won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology for leading the creation of the ‘Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment’, O-DATE.

Books

2020 An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology: Raising the Dead with Agent-Based Models, Archaeogaming and Artificial Intelligence. New York: Berghahn Books

2019 Failing Gloriously And Other Essays. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

2015 S. Graham, I. Milligan, S. Weingart Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope London: Imperial College Press

2006 Ex Figlinis: The Network Dynamics of the Tiber Valley Brick Industry in the Hinterland of Rome BAR International Series 1486. John and Erica Hedges Ltd: Oxford

Education

University of Reading | Ph.D. Archaeology | 2002

University of Reading | M.A. City of Rome | 1998

Wilfrid Laurier University | B.A. Hons Archaeology | 1997

Shawn Graham


Bio

Dr. Shawn Graham is a digital archaeologist and Full Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is also the Programme Coordinator for the MA specialization in Digital Humanities. He edits the open access journal Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology.

His current major research project, together with his collaborator Damien Huffer, uses neural networks and computer vision to explore the online trade in human remains. As part of the Computational Research in the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project from the University of Toronto, he is exploring generative adversarial networks and archaeological photography. For more on his research, see his faculty page or his publications.

His work has been featured in the Ottawa Citizen, WIRED, and The New York Times.

In 2019, he won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology for leading the creation of the ‘Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment’, O-DATE.

Books

2020 An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology: Raising the Dead with Agent-Based Models, Archaeogaming and Artificial Intelligence. New York: Berghahn Books

2019 Failing Gloriously And Other Essays. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

2015 S. Graham, I. Milligan, S. Weingart Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope London: Imperial College Press

2006 Ex Figlinis: The Network Dynamics of the Tiber Valley Brick Industry in the Hinterland of Rome BAR International Series 1486. John and Erica Hedges Ltd: Oxford

Education

University of Reading | Ph.D. Archaeology | 2002

University of Reading | M.A. City of Rome | 1998

Wilfrid Laurier University | B.A. Hons Archaeology | 1997