In May 2019 Hannah Jacobs and I got to work with some faculty from Pakistan in partnership with colleagues at NCCU, organized by Matt Cook, who works in Postcolonial and South Asian Studies and was one of the co-organizers of the NCCU-Duke DH Fellows program sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. We did some online tutorials (very very early in the morning!) around timeline and mapping tools, and some in-person visits when the group came to campus later in the month. Our NCCU friends also got to go on site to Pakistan to provide intensive mentorship. It was great having a chance to talk to wider community of scholars about DH for teaching and research. It is very satisfying to see to build these world-wide DH connections, and for all of us to learn from each other what is possible within our own communities and beyond!
Then we headed off for year 2 of the Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D (Geo)Spatial Networks institute. It was great to see everyone again, and we did a lot of mutual sharing and peer instruction, as well as read about the state of the art of the DAH landscape. Plus the Night Tour of San Marco! The group will continue to connect beyond the Getty grant period for future collaborations. Several of us are presenting together at CAA 2020 and we are working on plans for some joint publications too.