Ju-Yu Hung

MA Candidate in Digital Art History | Class of 2017

Ju-Yu (Ruby) is an MA student in the Digital Art History program. Her research interests are exhibition narrative, visitor behavior, and digital heritage presentation. She was a specialist in Cultural Heritage Department of Yilan County government in Taiwan (2013-2015), in charge of supervising the reuse of historic buildings, hosting Cultural Heritage Review Committee, and managing projects such as heritage research and subsidy application. Her previous job was a docent (2012-2013) in Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan. She provided guided tours for general and particular groups (e.g. vision-impaired) and assisted with content development for special exhibitions. Inspired by her working experiences, she seeks digital and innovative approaches to combining these components together and experimenting on them.  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business from National Taiwan University and spent one year exchanging in France which gave her collaborative working and international experience.

Stephanie Manning

MA Candidate in Historical & Cultural Visualization | Class of 2017

I am a first year MA student in the Historical and Cultural Visualization program in the Digital Art History track. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I wrote my senior thesis on Roman Imperial Portraiture, with a focus on the statue of the Augustus Prima Porta. My main academic interest is the art and architecture of ancient Rome, with a special interest in the development of building technologies and materials sourcing from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D. My research interests focus on using digital technologies and virtual mapping techniques to recreate interactive city plans and virtual architectural features of ancient Rome.