Chiara Piccoli

Chiara Piccoli is a postdoctoral researcher in the project “Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research. Spatially enhanced publications of the creative industries of the Dutch Golden Age”. Within this project, she is responsible for the conceptualization and development of virtual reconstructions of a selection of 17th century houses. The aim of these 3D models is to act as data integration and hypothesis-testing platforms to spatially connect, manage and research the rich and heterogeneous data sources of everyday life in the Dutch Golden Age. Chiara completed her PhD research (Archaeopress 2018, available here in open access) at Leiden University, where she currently holds a part-time appointment as research / teaching staff member in the Digital Archaeology research group. Her research interests include urban studies, visual culture, the history of antiquarian and archaeological illustrations, and the exploitation of digital tools and 3D technologies for documentation, visualization, analysis and dissemination.