Apps, Maps & Models: Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology & Visual Studies

Organized by the Wired! Group @ Duke University
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM, February 22, 2016
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University


Live streaming:

Morning Session (9am-1pm)

Afternoon Session (2pm-5pm)

This one-day symposium will examine how digital tools prompt new approaches to teaching and research in art and architectural history, as well as in archaeology and visual studies. Databases, mapping, modeling, animations, and websites are also transforming the ways in which scholars and museums can communicate information to the public. Above all, digital tools stimulate entirely new types of research questions on the production and dissemination of works of art and material culture, the construction of buildings and cities, and issues of process and change over time.

The Wired! Group at Duke University ( ) started experimenting in 2009 with digital technologies that are appropriate for art, architectural, and urban history, developing a model of courses to integrate digital tools with historical materials, as well as a series of ongoing research initiatives to engage students at all levels. Additionally, the Wired! Group has offered week-long digital workshops at Duke University and in Venice since 2009 and introduced a Master’s degree in Digital Art History in Fall 2014.

The symposium provides an opportunity for the Wired! Group to reflect on its mission and to highlight the important digital work that is underway in many universities and museums across the country. We will hear about a variety of approaches to digital scholarship across a range of artistic periods and geographic areas in teaching, research, and museum displays from ancient through modern and in western and non-western art.

Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Wired! Lab.
With generous support from the Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office of the Dean of Humanities, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Follow the symposium on Twitter at #dah2016.

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About John Taormina

John Taormina is Director of the Digital Media Center in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.
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