Diane Favro’s research focuses on Roman architecture and urbanism, and the applications of digital technologies in the
arts and humanities. Among her publications are works on ancient engineering, building laws, grid planning, Roman memory, urban images, and a co-authored major monograph on Roman architecture and urbanism. She is Director of the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center which has received numerous grants for such projects as Digital Karnak, an award-winning learning platform with expansive aggregated data, videos, and interactive geo-temporal models; the Digital Roman Forum; and most recently, the NEH-funded Visualizing Statues which integrates kinetic analysis, text-encoding, and geo-spatial argumentation into an interactive digital publication. She participated in the development of HyperCities, and UCLA’s cutting-edge Digital Humanities degree programs, and is co-PI on the Urban Humanities Initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation that provokes the transdisciplinary interrogation of cities.  She is editor of the Turkish journal Seleucia, architectural consultant on Turkish excavations, past president of the Society of Architectural Historians, and the James S. Ackerman Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome for 2014.  Dr. Favro is active in campus governance, serving as Graduate Council Member, Director of Research for the School of the Arts and Architecture, and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research at UCLA.


Experiencial Technologies Center
Digital Karnak
Visualizing Statues


PH.D., Architectural History, UC Berkeley
M.A., Art History, UC Santa Barbara
B.A., Art, San Jose State