James Coltrain
Ph.D. candidate
Northwestern University

Fields of Interest: Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations

James Coltrain is a doctoral candidate in Early American History at Northwestern University. His academic interests include using studies of material and visual culture to address questions of social and cultural history. He is currently writing a dissertation on the architecture and society of the fortified imperial communities of 18th-century North America. He is also very interested in the use of new media, both to present scholarly findings and for public outreach. James has completed virtual 3D reconstructions of the original Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the medieval city of Metz, and a number of colonial forts as part of his work on historical visualization.

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