Digital Cultural Heritage as Public Humanities Collaboration

In a couple of weeks I will be leading a session called “Digital Cultural Heritage as Public Humanities Collaboration” at the College Art Association’s annual conference in Washington DC. We have a fantastic panel of presenters who will share their projects in a “project fair” and then we will switch over to a roundtable discussion format. Join us! We will have a blog up soon with more details about the individual projects to be discussed in the session.


Time: 02/04/2016, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Washington 1, Exhibition Level

Chair: Victoria E. Szabo, Duke University

The Regium Lepidi Project 2200
Maurizio Forte, Duke University; Nevio Danelon, Duke University

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Bombs. Restoring the Monumental Landscape of South Italy (The Kingdom of Sicily Image Database)
Caroline A. Bruzelius, Duke University

Experimenting with 3D Visualizations of the Lost 17th Century Labyrinth of Versailles
Copper Frances Giloth, University of Massachusetts

Mapping Ararat and Beyond: Augmented Reality Walking Tours for Imagined Jewish Homelands
Louis P. Kaplan, University of Toronto; Melissa Shiff, York University

MQUADRO: a Platform Model for Cultural Heritage
Stefania Zardini Lacedelli, Regole of Ampezzo, Cortina; Giacomo Pompanin, ADOMultimedia, Cortina

Playing the Scales: the Human Scale in Digital Data Visualization
Radu Leon, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Università Iuav di Venezia

Program in Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT): a Partnership between New Mexico Highlands University and the New Mexico State Department of Cultural Affairs
Kerry Loewen, New Mexico Highlands University

The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity
Diana Ndiaye, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian

Discussant: Mark J.V. Olson, Duke University

Padua/Padova June 2014

I spent a couple of days in Padua between sessions of the Visualizing Venice workshops back in June, giving talks with the ever-inspiring Caroline Bruzelius on “The lives of places and cities: New models of representation and their conceptual implications for the past and present.” Saw fantastic colleagues and met students in the crossover architectural history/engineering courses being taught there. Also gave my decidedly limited Italian a workout trying to follow student presentations!












Perhaps even more excitingly, I got to see the ancient “Goethe” tree at the Padova Botanical Gardens. Amazing!!

Digital Heritage International Congress 2013

Tim Senior, Florian Wiencek and I did a short paper describing our experiences with the Digital Cities course co-located between Duke and Jacobs University in Germany. Tim is going to deliver it for us at the Digital Heritage International Congress 2013 in Marseille. Sadly, I need to be back in the states at that exact time so cannot go! Still, I’m happy we were able to spread the word. The paper, “Digital Cities: A Collaborative Engagement with Digital Heritage,” is available from IEEE.

MLA 2012 – “Digital Humanities versus New Media”

AT MLA 2012 I’ll be presenting on a panel I organized called Digital Humanities versus New Media. The topic of my presentation is “Digital Humanities Authorship as the Object of New Media Studies.” (See also Stanley Fish’s recent NYT Opinionator piece that mentions our session.)

I’ll also be helping with the pre-conference session on Evaluating Digital Work for Tenure and Promotion: A Workshop for Evaluators and Candidates on January 5, and I’ll be a respondent for a panel called Transmedia Stories and Literary Games.

Historical GIS and Digital Humanities: A Conversation at the Intersection

Recent event at UNC-Chapel Hill:

HGIS Carolina Presents:
Historical GIS and the Digital Humanities: A Conversation at the Intersection
Friday, November 18, 2011
2PM, Davis 214 (Davis Library on UNC-CH Campus)

Victoria Szabo (Duke)
Richard Marciano (UNC)
Pam Lach (UNC)

Susanna Lee (NC State)

“This will be the event of the year for historical GIS and digital humanities scholars around the Triangle!”
More info at and
Contact: Dr Rebecca Dobbs,