Over the past decade, the use of digital methods has exploded in the study of art history and visual culture. As with other areas of the digital humanities, art historians and visual culture scholars have used a very wide range of approaches. Still, increasingly, one of the core areas that art history and visual culture have particular focused on is the analysis of spatial problems through computational methods and digital visualization. This conference brings to the fore core contributions of art historians and visual culture scholars to the spatial digital humanities. Looking at objects and environments at a wide variety of scales, panelists will ask: What spatial and temporal cultural problems can be addressed with digital methods? Conversely, speakers will address how the art and visual culture extend and complicate developments within the digital humanities.
This conference is held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture here at Duke University. The Wired! Lab is itself a center of major research involving the study of objects, buildings, and urban environments at a variety of different scales and with diverse computational methods. We are pleased to host this dialogue on how spatial problems in art history and visual culture contribute to important developments within the digital humanities.
Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture
With generous support from the Duke University John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Research Computing; Nasher Museum of Art; Trinity College Office of the Dean, Humanities Division; Office of the Provost.
THURSDAY, 17 OCTOBER, 5:00-6:30 PM
Sheila Dillon, Department Chair and Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside
Digital Architectural and Art History: A View from the Field
FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Registration & Coffee (9:00-9:30 AM)
Welcome (9:30-9:45 AM)
Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum of Art
Neil McWilliam, Interim Dean of the Humanities and Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Paul B. Jaskot, Director of Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture and Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Morning Session: Spatial Problems Across Time (9:45-11:45 AM)
Chair: Hannah Jacobs, Digital Humanities Specialist, Wired! Lab, Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
David Fredrick, University of Arkansas
No One of Us Is Them: Diverse Proxy Phenomenology in Pompeii
Burcak Ozludil, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Augustus Wendell, Duke University
Experiencing Temporalities: Space and Pace in Late Ottoman Istanbul
Lisa Snyder, University of California, Los Angeles
The Rules of Engagement: Thoughts about Prolonged User Interaction with Virtual Environments (The Case Study of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair)
Lunch (11:45 AM-1:15 PM)
On your own.
Afternoon Session: Digital Methods in the Early Modern Moment (1:15-3:15PM)
Chair: Kristin Huffman, Lecturing Fellow in Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Colin Rose, Brock University
Mapping Social Context: The DECIMA as a Platform for Spatial Art History
Mauro Mussolin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Leonardo Pili, Graphic Designer
The Mind of Michelangelo on Paper
Stephen Whiteman, Courtauld Institute of Art
Visualizing Lost Landscapes: Sources, Stratigraphy, and Close Reading in Mapping Qing Imperial Parks
Roundtable: Pasts and Futures of Spatial Humanities for Art History and Visual Cultures (3:30-4:30 PM)
Chair: Mark DeLong, Director, Office of Research Computing, Duke University
The Duke Wired! Lab Faculty and Staff
Reception (4:30-6:00 PM)
CONF: Centering Art History in the Digital Humanities (Durham, 17-18 Oct 19). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 14, 2019 (accessed Feb 26, 2021), <https://arthist.net/archive/21556>.