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Christine Roughan

Third Year

I received my BA in Classics with a minor in Physics in 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross. During my time at Holy Cross, research with the Homer Multitext project inspired my interest in textual transmission and digital representation; I later brought this experience to bear upon my undergraduate research with Archimedes. As a Fulbright researcher at Universität Leipzig (Germany) from 2014 to 2015, I investigated the potential of digital methods to effectively represent the complicated written and printed transmission of Euclid’s Elements. At ISAW I will further pursue ancient mathematical and scientific texts and diagrams as they cross temporal, spatial, and cultural boundaries, while keeping in mind the evolving digital methods that seek to preserve, analyze, and share them today.