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Dr COBB, Peter

Personal Particulars

Dr COBB, Peter

PhD in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World (University of Pennsylvania)
MSIS (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
BA (Dartmouth College)

Assistant Professor

Joint Appointment: School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts

Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences

Tel: (852) 2859 2532

Location: Room 210, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Archaeology, Classics, Classical/Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology, Ancient History, Ceramics Analysis, Digital Humanities, Information Sciences


Dr Cobb is a field archaeologist, a ceramics specialist, and a digital humanist.  Archaeology studies human life, communications, and development through the material remains of the past.  Dr Cobb leads fieldwork in the Near East each summer and also participates in a project in Laos.  His information science research engages with the recording and analysis of multi-modal data about the past, including 3d spatial and morphological modeling.


Centimeter-Level Recording for All: Field Experimentation with New, Affordable Geolocation Technology (2019), Advances in Archaeological Practicehttps://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2019.21

Mapping Historical Texts in the Classroom: The Anatolian Travelers Project (2019), Cartographic Perspectives, https://doi.org/10.14714/CP93.1488

Collaborative Approaches to Archaeology Programming and the Increase of Digital Literacy Among Archaeology Students (2019), Open Archaeologyhttps://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2019-0010

Virtual Desktops: A Practical Solution for Data Collaboration in Archaeology (2017), SAA Archaeological Recordhttp://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=455593&ver=html5&p=21

Professional Community Services

University of Hong Kong Common Core Global Issues AoI Working Group Member

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, Programming Advisory Body Member

iSchools Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee Member

Digital Reviews Editor, Advances in Archaeological Practice, 2021-2022

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