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

  • Digital curation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital humanities
  • 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.

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

– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters.