Digital Scholarship in Action (DSIA)


On March 2nd in the frame of the 1st edition of the Digital Scholarship in Action (DSIA) promoted by the USF Libraries, faculty and staff of the Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies engaged the audience presenting with their students on the topic of digital humanities.

Participants: Dr Davide Tanasi, Myriam van Walsum, Michelle Assaad, Christine Bergmann, Jack Geier, Alexandr Saxe.

Topic: 'Cognitio ex Machina': Digital Archaeology, Edutainment and Virtual Museums.

Download the presentation: Powerpoint PDF

Presenting CVAST work on the Virtual Karam Collection
Virtual Karam Collection: the originals and 3d prints

2017 PROSE Awards


CVAST Director Michael Decker was recently awarded with an Honorable Mention in the 2017 PROSE Awards with his book The Byzantine Dark Ages.

Read more on the PROSE website.

Nature publication


We proudly announce a new publication in Nature by CVAST scientist Dr. Jen Bright: "Mega-evolutionary dynamics of the adaptive radiation of birds".

Dr. Bright recently joined USF’s faculty as an assistant professor in the USF School of Geosciences and is a member of CVAST. Together with a team of researchers she studied the evolution of birds through a remarkable crowdsourced science effort, Mark My Bird. While at The University of Sheffield, Bright worked to scan and document thousands of birds at the Natural History Museum, London and worked with citizen scientists from around the world to collect wider samples and data.

Read more about the study and how you can participate.