ITCH Symposium

Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage Symposium

Friday September 22 | 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday September 23 | 10:00am - 4:45pm

Ahmanson Lab, USC Libraries 

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The Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage (ITCH) Symposium is co-hosted by the USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Program.

The symposium will bring together humanities researchers working with immersive technologies to showcase innovative projects, engage in feedback, and build community. The sessions will elucidate benefits of working at the intersection of digital technologies and the liberal arts. 

During the symposium, each participant will lead a hands-on demonstration of their project; give a 10-15-minute presentation summarizing the project’s context, goals, and implications for humanities scholarship; and offer a prepared comment regarding a project shared by a fellow participant. The symposium will conclude with a roundtable discussion considering the promise and perils of immersive technologies for humanities research, teaching, and learning.


Lynn Dodd, University of Southern California
Sabina Zonno, University of Southern California
Co-PI's, Global Virtual Access Library
Sean Fraga, University of Southern California
PI, Booksnake
Eric Heller, University of Southern California
Canyon Country Cultural Landscapes Virtual Reality Collaboratory
Michael Jarvis, Rochester University
Director, Digital Elmina Project; Director, Smiths Island Archaeology Project
Joseph Kider, University of Central Florida
Co-PI, Documenting and Triaging Cultural Heritage (DATCH) project
Mark Letteney, University of Washington
Co-Author with Matthew Larsen, Ancient Mediterranean Incarceration
Synatra Smith, Temple University
CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American Studies
Lisa M. Snyder, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-PI, VSim
PI, World’s Columbian Exposition Reconstruction
Stephen Wittek, Carnegie Mellon
Director, Shakespeare VR Project
Mats Borges, Project Coordinator, USC Ahmanson Lab Amy Braden, Director of Programs, USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World
Curtis Fletcher, Director, USC Ahmanson Lab Sean Fraga, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and History, USC