User:TheaSommerschield

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I am a historian, epigrapher and digital humanities scientist.

I did my BA in Classics at the University of Pavia and a parallel MA in Humanities at the School for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia). I then moved to Oxford for my MSt in Greek History and DPhil in Ancient History. I completed my doctorate in January 2021.
In 2020, I was the Ralegh Radford Rome Awardee at the British School at Rome, and was awarded Visiting Fellowships at the Universities of Cambridge (CREWS Project), Macquarie (CACHE), and Ohio State (Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies).
In 2021, I am Visiting Associate in Hellenic Studies at Harvard University (CHS) and Associate Researcher at the University of Oxford (Faculty of Classics).

  • Co-author of Pythia – a deep learning model for the automatic restoration of Greek inscriptions.
  • Author of ISicDef – A MySQL database & digital corpus of Sicilian curse tablets (to be migrated to I.Sicily).
  • Doctoral thesis: “Breaking boundaries: a study of socio-cultural identities in Archaic and Classical western Sicily”.

My postdoctoral research project focuses on Digital Epigraphy, exploring how Machine Learning can enable large-scale, in-depth interpretation of the epigraphic cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. I am currently applying for postdocs, so if you are interested in my research and would like to know more, do get in touch!

Find me on:

  • thea {dot} sommerschield {at} classics {dot} ox {dot} ac {dot} uk
  • thea {at} sommerschield {dot} it
  • Academia.edu
  • GitHub
  • Google Scholar
  • Twitter
  • a Mediterranean island with good internet connection.