The Digital Humanities Center (DHC) of the American Academy in Rome makes available free of charge images and digital objects to which the Academy holds the rights to scholars, educators, and the general public. The images and materials contained in the DHC stem from the Academy’s Photographic Archive, its institutional archive, the Archaeological Study Collection, and other Academy collections.
- The Academy’s intent is to provide greater access to its archival collections through the creation of finding aids, the cataloging, and the gradual digitization of its archival collections, for the purpose of research, teaching, and personal enrichment and to promote interdisciplinary research.
The DHC currently contains over 42,000 images, divided in 41 collections. The images mostly consist of photographs on archaeology, architecture and art, landscape architecture and gardens, as well as institutional materials documenting the history of the Academy. Over time, the Academy intends to catalog, preserve, and digitize its entire holdings of over 70,000 images at the Photographic Archive, over 10,000 images of the Regia and Cosa collections, and over 10,000 material objects held at the Archaeological Study Collection. Additional digitized material from the institutional archive is added regularly.
Images on the DHC (up to 300 dpi) may be downloaded and freely used for personal, educational and scholarly, non-commercial purposes. High resolution images are made selectively available on request. Captions for individual images must be downloaded separately.
Please use the applicable credit line when reproducing an image:
- Photographic Archive.
- Fototeca Unione Collection.
- Institutional Archive.
- Archaeological Study Collection.
- Cosa Archaeological Collection.
- Regia Archaeological Collection.