This is Giulia, a D-Real-funded PhD candidate based at the University College Dublin, School of Information and Communication Studies.

Ph.D. Research

The goal of my research project is to customise a Computer Vision model to support and facilitate the work of digital curators handling Irish historical photographs.

Research domains

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Preservation
  • Information and Communication Studies

About me

In 2014 I obtained my MSc in Quaternary, Prehistory, and Archaeology at the University of Ferrara (Italy); the same year I got involved in the excavation at the Terramara of Pilastri, where I had the opportunity to work there as a Digital and Community Archaeologist until 2020. After spending a year researching digital humanities at the Cyprus University of Technology, I moved to Ireland after winning the Ph.D. position I currently hold.


Visual design and data science are among my best assets, now expanding toward more specific applications.


Yes! I am an experienced digital and community archaeologist – my original research area.


I grew up in a garden, so my interest in archaeobotany and plant biology and evolution came… naturally.

Last Activities

Photo by George Milton on Pexels.com


“So how do we balance all of these needs?”: how the concept of AI technology impacts digital archival expertise

Journal of Documentation, 22 October 2022 https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-08-2022-0170

Accepted version on Zenodo


A Welcome to the Machine? Archival Access and Content Retrieval in the Context of Artificial Intelligence

IRF Final International Conference: Digital Archives, Big Data and Memory. 24-26 August 2022, Aalborg University, Copenhagen.

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”

– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters.