Dr Valeria Vitale is a lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Sheffield, specialising in the representation and reception of historical places. Previously, she worked as Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute on the Machines Reading Maps project; as Research Curator at the British Library for the Locating a National Collection project, and as Research Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies in London where she taught Digital Approaches to Cultural Heritage. While at the ICS, Valeria was also Director of Education and co-Investigator for the Linked Open Data project Pelagios.
In 2020 she was awarded the Kathleen Kenyon fellowship by the Society for Libyan Studies to pursue her work on the Heritage Gazetteer of Libya, in collaboration with King’s Digital Lab. As part of the fellowship, she taught the Mapping Roman Libya module at UCL archaeology, experimenting with digital mapping applications as teaching and research tools.