Fabrizio Galeazzi
Marie Curie Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Fabrizio received a BA and MA in Archaeology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, specializing in Late Antiquity and Medieval Archaeology, and a Ph.D. in World Cultures/Heritage at the University of California, Merced. During his Ph.D., he held the University of California President’s Fellowship in the Humanities, becoming a fellow of the University of California Humanities Network. 

Fabrizio joined the Department of Archaeology at York in 2014 as Marie Curie Experienced Researcher. Fabrizio’s Marie Curie project, ADS 3D Viewer: a 3D Real-Time System for the Management and Analysis of Archaeological Data, aims to develop a 3D real-time visualization system that will give ADS users the ability to access archaeological data to ground-truth interpretations. The 3D viewer will be developed as a tool for ADS (Archaeology Data Service), a major UK-based cyber-infrastructure hosted at the University of York.

Career

Academic appointments:

2013-14 Research Fellow. University of California Humanities Network. California. Project: Redefining Digital Archaeology. New Methodologies for 3D Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

2013 Visiting Researcher. Lund University, Humanities Laboratory and Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. Sweden.

2013 Visiting Scholar. City University, Hong Kong, Applied Laboratory of Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE).

2011-12 Research Fellow. University of California, Merced. Project: 3D recording Las Cuevas site (Chiquibul Reserve, Belize) using integrated technologies.

2011 Senior Researcher. City University, Hong Kong, Applied Laboratory of Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE). Project: Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang.

2010 Graduate Student Researcher. University of California, Merced. Project: Digital Documentation and Reconstruction of an Ancient Maya Temple and Prototype of Internet GIS Database of Maya Architecture (National Endowment for the Humanities/Office of Digital Humanities Grant).

2010 Graduate Student Researcher. University of California, Merced. Project: Teramo: a city virtually dressed.

2005-08 Research Fellow. Virtual Heritage Lab (VHLab), ITABC - CNR (Rome).

Departmental roles

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc in Digital Heritage

MSc in Archaeological Information Systems




Research

Overview

Fabrizio’s current research focuses primarily on the definition of best 3D practices in archaeology, particularly the creation of a sharable methodology for the integration of different 3D technologies for the documentation, analysis and visualization of tangible heritage. 

Fabrizio’s doctoral research (Redefining Digital Archaeology: New Methodologies for 3D Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage) investigated the potential use of 3D technologies for the analysis and interpretation of archaeological and heritage sites and how 3D documentation technologies, such as laser scanning and image-based modelling techniques, are changing archaeological excavation practices.

More broadly he is interested in the integration of 3D technologies in archaeological practice, particularly how they can favour the preservation and analysis of the excavation process, and how the use of digital technologies for the definition of new methods and practice can impact archaeological theory.

Projects

ADS 3D Viewer: a 3D Real-Time System for the Management and Analysis of Archaeological Data.

ADS 3D Viewer is a project with the overall aim of developing a 3D web-based working environment for the management and analysis of archaeological data, on top of an existing and well known repository of archaeological data, Archaeology Data Service (ADS), a UK-based cyber-infrastructure hosted at the University of York. 

The aim of this interactive application is not just the visualization of 3D archaeological data, but also the creation of an effective tool for the analysis and interpretation of the archaeological record. Thanks to ADS3DV, in fact, multiple experts will share and analyse 3D replicas of the archaeological excavation record, which will also be revisited and subject to new analytical techniques over the long term. 

ARIADNE

Previous Major Projects

The expertise acquired in the field of digital archaeology and heritage in the last ten years, allowed Fabrizio to collaborate with various research groups in different parts of the world. He had, in fact, the possibility to work in different research projects aimed to the 3D documentation, reconstruction and communication of archaeological sites and contexts in Europe, China and United States:

Research group(s)

ADS 

Centre for Digital Heritage

Digital Archaeology

Publications

Full publications list

  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., Camporesi, C., Galeazzi, F., and Kallmann, M. 2015. 3D Immersive Visualization and 3D Printing for Improved Perception/Interaction with Past Material Culture. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. Special Issue on Living Virtual Heritage, MIT Press (in press).
  • Galeazzi, F. 2015. Towards the Definition of Best 3D Practices in Archaeology: Assessing 3D Documentation Techniques for Intra-site Data Recording. Journal of Cultural Heritage. DOI:10.1016/j.culher.2015.07.005
  • Galeazzi, F., Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., and Matthews, J. L. 2015. Comparing 2D Pictures with 3D Replicas for the Digital Preservation and Analysis of Tangible Heritage. Museum Management and Curatorship. DOI: 10.1080/09647775.2015.1042515
  • Galeazzi, F., Moyes, H., and Aldenderfer, M. 2014. Defining Best 3D Practices in Archaeology: Comparing Laser Scanning and Dense Stereo Matching Techniques for 3D Intra-sire Data Recording. Advances in Archaeological Practice 2 (4): 353-365.
  • Galeazzi, F., Moyes, H., and Aldenderfer, M. 2014. 3D Documentation in Archaeology: Recording Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize. In Earl, G., Sly, T., Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta-Flores, P., Papadopoulos, C., Romanowska, I., and Wheatley, D. (eds.), Archaeology in the Digital Era Volume II. e-Papers from the 40th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Southampton, 26-30 March 2012. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 350-362.
  • Galeazzi, F., Lindgren, S., and Moyes, H. 2014.Comparison of Laser Scanning and Dense Stereo Matching Techniques in Diverse Environmental Conditions and Light Exposure: the Case Study of Las Cuevas, Belize. In Proceedings of CHNT18: International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, November 11-13, 2013.
  • Lindgren, S. and Galeazzi, F. 2013. 3D Laser Scanning in Cave Environment: the Case of Las Cuevas, Belize. Acquisition of the Cave System and Excavation Area. In Addison, A. C., Guidi, G., De Luca, L. and Pescarin, S. (eds.), 2013 Digital Heritage International Conference, 28 October – 1 November 2013, Marseille, France, Volume 1. Proceedings of the Institute of Electronical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 219-222.
  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., and Galeazzi, F. 2013. Western Han Dynasty Mural Tombs: from the Use of Integrated Technologies to the Cybermap. In Contreras, F., Farjas, M. and Melero, F. J. (eds.), CAA 2010 Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, April 2010. Oxford: BAR International Series 2494. 345-352.
  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., Galeazzi, F., and Camporesi, C. 2012. 3D Virtual Dig: a 3D Application for Teaching Fieldwork in Archaeology. Internet Archaeology 32. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.11141/ia.32.4
  • Forte, M., Lercari, N., Galeazzi, F., and Borra, D. 2010. Metaverse communities and archaeology: the case of Teramo. In Ioannides, M., Fellner, D., Georgopoulos, A., and Hadjimitsis. D. (eds.), Digital Heritage, Proceedings of Euromed 2010, Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6436. Springer. 79-84.
  • Galeazzi, F., Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., and Dell’Unto, N. 2010.3D Cybermaps of Western Han Mural Tombs. In Forte, M. (ed.), Cyber-Archaeology. Oxford: BAR International Series 2177. 97-108.
  • Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., Galeazzi, F., Liuzza, C. and Pescarin, S. 2010. The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty: 3D Documentation and Interpretation. In Campana, S., Forte, M. and Liuzza, C. (eds.), Space, Time, Place (Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, 17th-21st August 2009, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India). Oxford: BAR S2118 2010. 195-199.
  • Pescarin, S., Calori, L., Camporesi, C., Di Ioia, M., Forte, M., Galeazzi, F., Imboden, S., Moro, A., Palombini, A., Vassallo, V., and Vico, L. 2008. Back to II AD. A VR on-line experience with Virtual Rome Project. In Ashley, M., Hermon, S., Proenca, A. and Rodriguez-Echavarria, K. (eds.), VAST 2008: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Braga, Portugal, 2-6 December. Eurographics Association. 109-116.
  • Dell’Unto, N., di Ioia M., Galeazzi, F., Moro, A., and Trabassi, B. 2008. I rilievi tridimensionali. In Forte, M. (ed.), La villa di Livia. Un progetto di archeologia virtuale. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider. 120-128.
  • Galeazzi, F. 2008.La modellazione architettonica. La modellazione. In Forte, M. (ed.), La villa di Livia. Un progetto di archeologia virtuale. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider. 129-133.
  • Galeazzi, F., Moro, A., Vico, L. 2008. La modellazione architettonica. Il texturing. In Forte, M. (ed.), La villa di Livia. Un progetto di archeologia virtuale. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider. 133-136.
  • Vico, L. and Galeazzi, F. 2008.L’interpretazione. L’interpretazione del sito. In Forte, M. (ed.), La villa di Livia. Un progetto di archeologia virtuale. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider. 194-199.
  • Galeazzi, F. 2008. L’impianto idrico della Villa. In Forte, M. (ed.), La villa di Livia. Un progetto di archeologia virtuale. Roma: Erma di Bretschneider. 199-203.
  • Dell’Unto, N., Di Ioia, M., Galeazzi, F., Moro, A., Pietroni, E., Vassallo, V., and Vico, L. 2007. The reconstruction of the archaeological landscape through virtual reality applications: a discussion about methodology. In Remondino F. and El-Hakim S. (eds.), 3D – ARCH 2007: Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures, 12-13 July 2007, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Galeazzi, F., Di Ioia, M., Dell’Unto, N., Dettori, D., and Liscia, G. 2007. Scavo, ricostruzione e musealizzazione del sito archeologico di Santa Maria di Tergu. In Clini, P., Quattrini, R., and Lancioni, N. (eds.), E-ARCOM. Sistemi informativi per l’architettura, Volume 45. Florence: Alinea Editore. 285-290.
  • Dell’Unto, N., Galeazzi, F., and Di Ioia, M. 2006. Via Flaminia project: relief and post processing data techniques. In Campana, S. and Forte, M. (eds.), From space to place (Rome, Italy, 4-7 December 2006). Oxford: BAR International Series 1568. 523-528.
  • Vico, L., Moro, A., Galeazzi, F., Di Ioia, M., and Dell’Unto, N. 2006. Integrated Methodologies for Data Elaboration and Real Time: Villa of Livia (Via Flaminia Project). In Ioannides, M., Arnold, D., Nicolucci, F. and Mania, K. (eds.), The e-volution of Information Communication Technology in Cultural Heritage. Where Hi-Tech Touches the Past: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century (CIPA/VAST/EG/EuroMed 2006, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 October – 4 November 2006). Budapest: Archeolingua. 219-224.
 

External activities

Memberships

Editorial duties

Reviewer

International Journals: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Journal of Cultural HeritageAdvances in Archaeological Practice

Conference Proceedings: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)

Invited talks and conferences

  • Galeazzi, F. 2015. ADS 3D Viewer: an example of open 3D real-time visualization system in archaeology. SAA (Society for American Archaeologists) 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 15-19.
  • Galeazzi, F. and Lindgren, S. 2014. Digital Archaeology at Las Cuevas: Comparison of Laser Scanning and Dense Stereo Matching Techniques for 3D Intra-site Documentation. SAA (Society for American Archaeologists) 79th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April 23-27.
  • Galeazzi, F., Lindgren, S., and Moyes, H. 2013. Comparison of Laser Scanning and Dense Stereo Matching Techniques in Diverse Environmental Conditions and Light Exposure: the Case Study of Las Cuevas, Belize. CHNT 2013 (17th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies), Vienna, Austria, November 11-13.  
  • Lindgren, S. and Galeazzi, F. 2013. 3D Laser Scanning in Cave Environment: the Case of Las Cuevas, Belize. Digital Heritage Conference 2013, Marseille, France, October 28-November 1. 
  • Galeazzi, F. and Moyes, H. 2012. 3D Documentation in Archaeology: Recording Las Cuevas Site, Chiquibul Reserve, Belize. CAA (XL Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology), Southampton, UK, March 26-30.
  • Galeazzi, F. and Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P. 2011. 3D digital stratigraphy at Çatalhöyük: a new methodology enhancing research and learning processes. SAA (Society for American Archaeology) 76th Anniversary Meeting, Sacramento, CA, March 29-April 2.
  • Forte, M., Lercari, N., Galeazzi, F., and Borra, D. 2010. Metaverse communities and archaeology: the case of Teramo. Euromed 2010: Digital Heritage, Lemesos, Cyprus, November 8-13.
  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., and Galeazzi, F. 2010. The Western Han Dynasty Museum: from the 3D data collection to the 3D spatial analysis. SAA (Society for American Archaeology) 75th Anniversary Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 14-18.
  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P. and Galeazzi, F. 2010. Western Han Dynasty Mural Tombs: from the use of inte-grated technologies to the cybermap. CAA (XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology), Granada, Spain, April 6-9.
  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P. and Galeazzi, F. 2010. Cyber-maps and Mural Painting in the Western Han Tombs. DML (Digital Media Learning Conference), La Jolla, CA, February 18-20. 
  • Galeazzi, F. and Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P. 2009. The Western Han Dynasty Museum: from the 3D data collection to the 3D spatial analysis. PNC (Pacific Neighborhood Consortium) Annual Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, October 6-8.
  • Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., Galeazzi, F., Liuzza, C., and Pescarin, S. 2009. The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty: 3D Documentation and Interpretation. Space Time and Place 2009 (III International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology), Tiruchirappalli, India, August 17-21.
  • Galeazzi, F., Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., and Dell’Unto, N. 2009. 3D Cybermaps of Western Han Mural Tombs. TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group), Stanford, CA, May 1-3.
  • Pescarin, S., Calori, L., Camporesi, C., Di Ioia, M., Forte, M., Galeazzi, F., Imboden, S., Moro, A., Palombini, A., Vassallo, V., and Vico, L. 2008. Back to II AD. A VR on-line experience with Virtual Rome Project. VAST 2008, 9th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Eurographics Symposium, Braga, Portugal, December 2-6.
  • Dell’Unto, N., Di Ioia, M., Galeazzi, F., Moro, A., Pietroni, E., Vassallo, V., and Vico, L. 2007. The reconstruction of the archaeological landscape through virtual reality applications: a discussion about methodology. 3D – ARCH 2007: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures (II ISPRS International Workshop), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, July 12-13.  
  • Galeazzi, F., Di Ioia, M., Dell’Unto, N., Dettori, D., and Liscia, G. 2007. Scavo, ricostruzione e musealizzazione del sito archeologico di Santa Maria di Tergu. E-ARCOM 07. Sistemi informativi per l’architettura, Ancona, Italy, May 17-19.
  • Dell’Unto, N., Galeazzi, F., and Di Ioia. 2006. Via Flaminia project: relief and post processing data techniques. From Space to Place (II International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology), Rome, Italy, December 4-7.
  • Vico, L., Moro, A., Galeazzi, F., Di Ioia, M., and Dell’Unto N. 2006. Integrated methodologies for data elaboration and real time: Villa of Livia (Via Flaminia project). IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Cyprus, October 31-November 2.

Guest Lectures

  • October 2013: Centre for Digital Heritage, University of YorkEnvisioning Digital Heritage
  • March 2012: Department of Archaeology, Stanford University. 3D Laser Scanners Technologies for Data Collection and Analysis in Archaeology
  • February 2012: University of California, Merced. Classification, Preservation and Conservation in Archaeology
  • October 2012: University of California, Merced. Roman Architecture. Rome: an Empire Built on Bricks. 
  • February 2011: University of California, Merced. Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop. 
  • August 2010: Çatalhöyük Archaeological Site, Konya (Turkey). Digital Archaeology: New Methodologies for 3D Documentation and Preservation in Archaeology.
  • September 2009: University of California, Merced. The use of integrated technologies in Archaeology: From the 3D data collection to the simulation process
  • June 2009: Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). “Western Han Virtual Museum” project. Summer 2009 fieldwork results.            
  • June 2009: Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). The Virtual Reconstruction of the Western Han Tombs.  

Exhibitions

To find out about exhibitions which have featured Fabrizio's work visit his exhibitions page

 



Contact details

Dr Fabrizio Galeazzi
Department of Archaeology
University of York
King's Manor
York
YO1 7EP

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323994

Teaching

Postgraduate

MSc in Digital Heritage

MSc in Archaeological Information Systems

 

Previous teaching experience

Spring 2013

Lecturer - 3D Models Optimization for Real-time Applications of Culturale Heritage. City University, Hong Kong, Applied Laboratory of Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE)

Teaching Fellow - Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology. University of California, Merced.

Fall 2012

Teaching Fellow - History of Technology in Society I. University of California, Merced.

Lab Instructor - Experimental Archaeology Lab: Making Roman Bricks. University of California, Merced.

Spring 2012

Teaching Fellow - History of Technology in Society II. University of California, Merced.

Fall 2011

Teaching Fellow - Introduction to Sociocultural Antrhopology. University of California, Merced.

Spring 2011

Teaching Fellow - History and Practice of Photography. University of California, Merced.

Summer 2010

Fieldwork Instructor - 3D Documentation in Archaeology. Çatalhöyük.

Spring 2010

Teaching Fellow - International Heritage. University of California, Merced.

Teaching Fellow and Lab Instructor - Cyber Heritage. University of California, Merced.

Fall 2009

Teaching Fellow - Introduction to World Heritage. University of California, Merced.

Teaching Fellow and Lab Instructor - Reconstructing Ancient Worlds. University of California, Merced.

Spring 2009

Teaching Fellow and Lab Instructor - Cyber Heritage. University of California, Merced.

Teaching Fellow and Lab Instructor - Reconstructing Ancient Worlds. University of California, Merced.

Fall 2007

Lecturer - 3D Reconstruction in Archaeology. MSc in Geotechnologies fo Archaeology. University of Siena.

2004-2005

Tutor - Course of Advanced Training in Digital technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage: form Fieldwork to Virtual Reality. ITABC - CNR.