Target Audience

The target audience for the workshop will be established teams working in the field of digital art history.  We anticipate approximately seven (7) teams of 2 – 3 person each.  Applicants are expected to have a Digital Art History project underway and a key set of research questions identified, as well as to have demonstrated some progress in developing their research program.  Alumni of past Visualizing Venice Summer Workshops will be especially encouraged to apply on behalf of their research teams, but an open call will be issued.  Ideal teams will reflect the following expertise, collectively:

  • Art Historical Expertise
  • Geospatial/GIS Expertise
  • Expertise in 3D Modeling and Representation
  • Developer/Programmer Expertise
  • Project Management Expertise

We seek as much as possible to avoid instantiating and perpetuating hierarchies of expertise that value one skillset over any other, and recognize that multiple forms of expertise may be embodied in a single individual, and/or that expertise may be distributed across multiple team members.  We ask that each team identify, on application, how their team embodies these different key components of a viable DAH collaboration.  Multiple configurations, including teams that integrate graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, will be considered.

Participants will be selected who can demonstrate they have been doing work in the fields of digital art and architectural history, that they have both an intellectual grasp of the subject matter as well as foundational literacy in the technologies involved, and that their application materials demonstrate a willingness to share their source materials (maps, 3D models, images, databases, etc.) for the purposes of the workshop. We will also slant towards participants who fit into the “Visualizing Cities” theme, though that can be at the local level of individual buildings, paintings, monuments etc. or at a more system level of maps and environments. Our approach is generally historical but could potentially also include a participant interested in modern day representations and questions of artistic representation and built cultural heritage. In keeping with our practice of cultivating an international community, we will target 2/3 international participation.