Hosted by the USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Program and the Ahmanson Lab, the Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage (ITCH) Symposium will take place on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, 2023.

It will bring together humanities researchers working with immersive technologies to showcase innovative projects, engage in feedback, and build community. The sessions will elucidate benefits of working at the intersection of digital technologies and the liberal arts.

During the symposium, each participant will lead a hands-on demonstration of their project; give a 10-15-minute presentation summarizing the project’s context, goals, and implications for humanities scholarship; and offer a prepared comment regarding a project shared by a fellow participant. The symposium will conclude with a roundtable discussion considering the promise and perils of immersive technologies for humanities research, teaching, and learning.

See the ITCH Schedule.



drawing of a cat wearing a vr headset

Mats Borges

Project Coordinator,
USC Ahmanson Lab

Amy Braden

Director of Programs,
USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World

Curtis Fletcher

USC Ahmanson Lab

Sean Fraga

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and History, USC