Duke University  received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for our Summer 2018 Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, HT-256969 Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities Institute (V/AR-DHI).

PI: VIctoria Szabo, Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Information Science + Studies
Co-PI: Philip Stern, History

The initial Institute took place from July 23-August 3, 2018 at Duke University. We followed up virtually, and reconnections at panels and sessions at various conferences and events.  We shared some of the results of our work at the Modern Language Association and College Art Association conferences, and at the International Digital Humanities Conference in Utrecht in 2019. Several of the Participants met up again at Duke in February of 2020 during “XR Week”  to continue the conversation, with a special focus on Evaluation Standards for XR. Soon after, we all went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, but various members of the Institute continue to engage with one another virtually around our ongoing research in the field.  Our community has also expanded to include other colleagues who share a broad interest in Extended Reality and its applications to the arts and humanities.

The programs was co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture, the Information Science + Studies Program, the History Department, and the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) in the Pratt School of Engineering.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Institute do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.