Alumni (Fellow)

Benjamin Gorham

Edgar Shannon Fellow
Durham, North Carolina
B.A. University of North Carolina (2008)
M.A. University of Arizona at Tucson (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Art History


Ben continues to work with a number of archaeological projects and excavations around Italy, including serving as supervisor of geospatial studies for the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project, working as the digital specialist for the Ostia Connectivity Project and the Aqua Traiana Project in Rome.

Formally, Ben is employed as the Research Data Specialist at Case Western Reserve University, where he helps to run the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, analogous to the Scholars’ Lab at UVA. At CWRU, Ben teaches classes in geospatial studies and technologies and 3D tools in art and archaeology. He also works with faculty, staff, and students to develop research projects and identify innovative technological solutions to research problems and oversees the university library’s research data management policies. Ben holds a B.A. in classics from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. in classical archaeology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and earned his Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture (archaeology) from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2018.

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