We are very happy to welcome Dr. Leigh Anne Lieberman to the AAI / Open Context team as Director of Strategic Partnerships! This is a new position created with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and matching funds from the AAI’s ongoing NEH Challenge Grant. In her role with the AAI / Open Context, Leigh will be building institutional partnerships with libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations in order to develop sustainable initiatives.
Leigh is an archaeologist whose research explores how and why artifacts and spaces were recycled and repurposed, especially in the ancient Roman world. She has taught extensively at the university, secondary, and primary levels in both the United States and Italy. From 2018-2020, she directed the development of the Digital Humanities Initiative at The Claremont Colleges, a Mellon-funded program that aimed to create a robust curriculum in the digital methods for faculty, staff, and students across a seven-institution academic consortium. She currently serves as the Manager of Data and Information Resources for the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (PARP:PS) where she’s leading the publication of the artifact assemblages from the excavation; as the Head of Materials for the Tharros Archaeological Research Project (TARP); and as the Data Management Director for the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (AEM:CAP).