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CLIR Fellow to join Wired! Lab

June 6, 2015

Ed_T_Headshot_white_narrowThe Wired! Lab is pleased to announce that a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies will be joining the lab in fall 2015.

Edward Triplett is a PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at University of Virginia, expected to complete in spring 2015. Triplett studies the history of medieval Iberia, Medieval Spanish architecture, Digital Humanities, 3D visualization, GIS, and photogrammetry. His dissertation, “A Wall of the Faithful: Spatial Analysis of Military Order Architecture on Medieval Iberia’s Religious Frontier” is a spatial history of the Reconquista that focuses on sight as a highly valued frontier commodity.

Triplett is a Graduate Fellow in Digital Humanities at UVA’s Scholars’ Lab, where he created a custom GIS database containing over 700 architectural sites built or occupied by military orders in 12th-14th century Spain and Portugal. A second digital project processed over 30 thousand on-site photographs into 3D facsimiles of extant masonry at two composite fortress-monasteries that served as headquarters for Iberian military orders.  This ongoing project has thus far digitally reconstructed the unique 14th century fortress-monastery of Montesa so that it might act as a laboratory for 3D intervisibility experiments at a clearly partitioned military-religious complex.

Triplett has also worked as a visualization specialist at UVA’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and has an MFA in 3D Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an MA in History from the University of Delaware, and an MA in Architectural History from UVA. He has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Visual Studies by the Council on Library and Information Resources. His fellowship will be shared between Duke University Libraries and the Wired! Lab.

CLIR Fellowships are supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and provide recent PhDs with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Visual Studies. The fellows’ work must draw upon their disciplinary expertise in order to help advance data curation practices and services at their host institutions.