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Masters of the Arts, Digital Humanities Jan. 2012
King’s College London, London
Dissertation: “The Challenges of Understanding Cahokia: Virtual Heritage and the Issues of Academic Transparency”
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology Aug. 2010
Minors in Art History, Classics
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Honors Thesis: “Digitizing the Past: The Temple-Tomb of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep”


ACRL Research Data Management Workshop Nov. 2016
ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow Apr. 2015
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Physical Computing & Desktop Fabrication Jun. 2014
Plum Grove Archaeological Workshop May – Jun. 2008


Digital Humanities Librarian Jun. 2014 – present
Project Manager overseeing collaboration between the Libraries, IT, faculty, students and technologists. Foster the integration of library digital collections in teaching and learning. Investigating 3D technology and presenting cultural artifacts online, for the University of Iowa Libraries, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, Iowa City, IA
Assistant Editor May 2013 – present
Write copy for feature and front-of-book articles, assist with preparation and styling for photo shoots, maintain database of images and public relations contacts, maintain comp copy lists, request product for photo shoots and images for publication, website maintenance and design, and additional duties as needed for Debra Wittrup Creative Services, West Des Moines, IA
Digital Collections Project Librarian Aug. 2013 – Jun. 2014
Project manager and team member fostering collaboration among scholars, librarians and technologist and to assist in the design, planning, implementation, and production of projects built upon digital library collections. Seeks opportunities for collaboration between the Libraries, ITS and The Digital Studio for Public Digital Arts & Humanities to reduce duplication of effort and promote good stewardship of digital assets and identify opportunities for using digital scholarship in teaching and public engagement for University of Iowa Digital Research and Publishing, Iowa City, IA
Digital Content Specialist / 3D Production Specialist Sept. 2012 – Jul. 2013
Project manager and coordinator for the production processes and develop production and quality control procedures for the Fluxus 3D project and assist with other digital humanities projects for the University of Iowa Digital Research and Publishing and the Digital Studio for Public Humanities, Iowa City, IA
Field Technician and Research Assistant Sept. 2011 – Jul. 2013
Team member who worked on Phase 1-3 archaeology, Artifact collection and preservation, Data Analysis, Photographer, Photo Post-Processor, Database Technician, and 3D Digitizer for the Iowa Office of State Archaeologist, Iowa City, IA
Digital Artist/3D Interpreter May 2009 – Aug. 2010
Team member using various sources of information to reconstruct and interpret ancient Roman ruins in the 3D environment for Dr. Brenda Longfellow, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
3D Modeler Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2009
Team member using 1930’s and 2008 topographical and archaeological information to compile it into a 3D animated representation for Dr. Russell Ciochon, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Database Technician and Student Librarian Jul. 2007 – Sept. 2009
Team member contributing to the development and maintenance of Iowa Go Local medical provider website database, interacted with patrons, catalogued and maintained library inventory. Hardin Medical Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
American Library Association (ALA/ACRL)
Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)


Advisor – Internet Archive Library2020 Mar. 2016 – present
Co-Convener – ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group June 2016 – present
Chair – Digital Library Federation Cultural Assessment Group Apr. 2016 – present
Member –UI Libraries Development Team Mar. 2015 – present
Member – UI Libraries Research Data Services Interest Group Mar. 2015 – present
Member – UI Libraries Staff Development and Diversity Team Mar. 2014 – present
Member (invited) – Always Already Computational: Collections as Data Forum Mar. 2017
Member – Digital Library Federation Forum
Planning Committee Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2016
Inclusivity Committee Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2016
Member – Unizin Open Educational Resources Authoring Task Force Mar. – Jun. 2016
Member – NEH Advanced Topics: 3D in Cultural Heritage Forum Jun. 2015 – Jun. 2016
Reviewer – Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History
Reviewer – NEH Grants Program
Reviewer – Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History


(forthcoming) Moore, J., Scates Kettler, H. (2017). Who Cares about 3D Preservation. IASSIST Quarterly.

Scates Kettler, Hannah, “Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group on Cultural Assessment”. DH-Lib Magazine March/April 2017 Volume 23, Number ¾ ISSN: 1082-9873

Scates Kettler, Hannah, “Mujeres Latinas – Towards a more inclusive narrative of Iowa history”. Bindings Spring 2016. University of Iowa.

Digital 3D fountain reconstructions for: Longfellow, Brenda, Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage: Form, Meaning and Ideology in Monumental Fountain Complexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


The Palace Site (13PK966): A Middle Archaic Habitation and Burial Site in Des Moines. July 2014.Contributed Micro Debitage Analysis chapter, the artifact database, analysis and research of the Palace Site for the Office of the State Archaeologist.


Classical Association of the Atlantic States (invited) New Brunswick, NJ Oct. 2016
“Add & Stir: Going Beyond Acknowledging the Diversity Problem in DH”
NISO-NFAIS Joint Virtual Conference Nov. 2016
“Information Digitization in the Humanities: The Cultural Assessment Interest Group”
Digital Library Federation Forum Milwaukee, WI Nov. 2016
“Digital Library Assessment: Collaborative Development of Guidelines and Tools”
“A Year in the Life of a Digital Humanities Librarian”
“Plenary: “Open Invitations:” closing DLF Forum community session”
NEH Advanced Topics Summer Institute: 3D in Cultural Heritage UCLA, CA Jun. 2016
“Libraries and 3D Modeling: Supporting Humanities Scholars Working with 3D”
4CAST ’16 Bridging Art and Science Iowa City, IA Jan. 2016
“VSim: 3D presentation and Publishing Platform”
NEH Advanced Topics Summer Institute: 3D in Cultural Heritage Amherst, MA Jun. 2015
“Digital Visual Literacy Project Lightening Talk”
Final Keynote “Just about done.” with Lynn Cunningham (UC Berkeley)
Charleston Conference (invited) Charleston, SC Nov. 2015
“The Young and the Restless: The Future of the Libraries”
Digital Library Federation Forum (invited) Vancouver, BC Oct. 2015
“Big Data is History”
“Capacity and Community: Setting Agendas for #ourDLF”
Women’s History in the Digital World Philadelphia, PA May 2015
“From Curation to Curriculum: The Hidden History of Latinas in Iowa and the Making of a Digital Humanities Project”
ALA Digital Humanities Interest Group (invited) Chicago, IL Feb. 2015
“The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: the problems with digital publishing”
Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library Conference Charleston, SC Jun. 2014
“Flux(us): Digitizing Fluxus through 2D and 3D scanning”
Visual Resource’s Association 32nd Annual Conference Washington, D.C. Mar. 2014
Slides for presentation given by Emily Shaw “Case Studies in Collaboration within Archival and Special Collections Environments”
Studio Talks (invited) Iowa City, IA Feb. 2014
“Digitizing Fluxus”
Code4Lunch Lightening Talks (invited) Iowa City, IA May 2013
“Fluxus 3D Scanning”
Iowa Museum Association 2012 Iowa Museum Conference Iowa City, IA Oct. 2012
“3D Scanning at the OSA” part of a series called “Digitizing Collections”
Iowa Archaeological Society 2012 Spring Meeting Cedar Falls, IA May 2012
“On-going GIS Study at the Palace Site, a Middle Archaic Settlement on the Des Moines River”
Café Scientifique: Urban Archaeology (invited) Des Moines, IA Mar. 2012
Panelist on the TV broadcasted presentation to the public at a Java Joes Coffeehouse in Des Moines detailing the findings of the 7,000 year old Palace Site uncovered in 2010.
Lithic Material Workshop Iowa City, IA Feb. 2012
“The 2011 Palace Site Excavations: Exploring Communities of Practice with Fine-scale Data Analyses and GIS-based Approaches”
Eagle Days Keokuk, IA Feb. 2012
Reconstructing Archaeological Excavations at Ngandong, Java”
“Reconstructing Ancient Roman Fountains”
School of Art and Art History – Arts Festival Iowa City, IA Apr. 2010
“Reconstructing Ancient Roman Fountains”
Spring Undergraduate Research Festival Iowa City, IA Mar. 2010
“Reconstructing Ancient Roman Fountains”
Research at the Capitol Des Moines, IA Mar. 2010
“Reconstructing Ancient Roman Fountains”
International Symposium on Paleoanthropology Beijing, China Oct. 2009
Slides and 3D work for presentation given by Dr. Russell Ciochon “Rediscovery and reevaluation of the Homo erectus bed at the late Pleistocene site of Ngandong, Java”
American Association of Physical Anthropologist San Francisco, CA Apr. 2009
Slides and 3D work for presentation given by Dr. Russell Ciochon “Rediscovery and reevaluation of the Homo erectus bed at the late Pleistocene site of Ngandong, Java”
Spring Undergraduate Research Festival Iowa City, IA Mar. 2009
“Reconstructing Archaeological Excavations at Ngandong, Java”


Museums without Walls (guest lecture) Mar. 2017
“Interface Design and User Experience”
First Year Seminar Aug. – Oct. 2016
“Sex in Gaming: exploration of identity, gender and sex in video games”
Digital History Workshop (guest lecture) Sept. 2016
“Online Exhibits and Projects in Digital History”
Digital Archives Workshop – Studio Event series Jan. 2016
“Digital Collections – A Primer”
First Year Seminar Aug. – Dec. 2015
“Sex in Gaming: exploration of identity, gender and sex in video games”
3D Workshop – Studio Event series Oct. 2015
“The Basics of 3D Modeling”
Undergraduate Honors Prime-time 3 day course (guest lecture) Aug. 2015
“Living on the Wall: Roman Building and Daily Life Along Hadrian’s Wall: 3D Modeling”
Digital Environments (guest lecture) Apr. 2015
“What is Digital Humanities”
Science Week Glenwood Archaeology Camp May 2012