Bernhard Frischer

Bernard Frischer is the director of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory at Indiana University. After earning his B.A. (1971) and Ph.D. (1975) in Classics, he studied archaeology at the American Academy in Rome. He taught Classics and Roman Archaeology for 28 years at UCLA and then for 9 years at the University of Virginia. Since 2013, he has been a professor of Informatics at Indiana University, where he directs the doctoral track in Virtual Heritage. The author of seven printed books and three e-books as well as dozens of scholarly articles, Frischer has directed the excavations of Horace’s Villa (Licenza, Italy) and is also responsible for the creation of many 3D models of cultural heritage monuments, including, most notably, ancient Rome in the time of Constantine and Hadrian’s Villa in the second century CE. He is the founding editor of Digital Applications to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ( For additional information, see .