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New Bass Connections Project: World Building at Duke in an Emerging Durham

Faculty and staff members of DAHVC have been awarded funding via Duke’s Bass Connections for a 2023-24 project that will examine the histories of Duke in/and Durham between 1924-1932.

Fall 2023 Courses

Medieval Castles of Europe

Medieval Castles of Europe

This course will examine the transition of Western Europe into a fortified landscape from the mid-11th century until the advent of large-scale artillery in the…

Pencil sketch showing gothic buildings with a chapel at the center and a large fountain in the foreground.

Duke’s Historical Landscape

This course will cover the development of the plan for Duke’s West Campus in 1924-1925. As a project-based course, students contribute historical research, 3D models,…

Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging

Photoshop and Illustrator used to introduce single and serial images for print and web output. Consent of instructor required.

Politics and Modern Architecture

Politics and Modern Architecture

Given the needs for labor, materials, and legal permissions, architects in the modern period by definition intersect with interests of power. This course explores the…

Digital Humanities Proseminar 1

Digital Humanities Proseminar 1

Overview of topics in digital humanities and computational media, with special attention to visual media. Studies of critical digital heritage, virtuality and culture, information aesthetics,…

A pixelated view of an empty two-lane road.

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling methodologies, theory, and practice. In-depth analysis of digital storytelling in various media forms and modes of production. Cultural impact of new media narratives.…

Modeling Agency

Modeling Agency

Agent Based Modeling (ABM) serves to computationally model populations within the built environment. Agents are placed within 3D spatial simulations and navigate the modeled space…

Painting of a white man sitting with books and a door behind him. Superimposed: Dictionary of Art Historians. Image Credit: Lee Sorensen

Dictionary of Art Historians

The Dictionary of Art Historians was a long-standing private research tool which joined the Wired! Lab in 2017. As an open-source public database, it holds…

Pencil sketch showing gothic buildings with a chapel at the center and a large fountain in the foreground.

Building the Olmsted Record: Duke University’s Landscape Architecture

Building the Olmsted Record: Duke University’s Landscape Architecture documents the history of Duke’s landscape architecture from its early conception in the 1920s. The project has…

Digitally annotated medieval city view. Image credit: Edward Triplett


The primary goal of the Sandcastle project is to enable researchers to visualize non-Cartesian, premodern images of places in a comparative environment that resembles the…

3D model of the Nazi architectural plan for Krakow. Model created by Davide Contiero

Mapping Occupied Krakow

As is well known, Krakow became a key location within the National Socialist plan for military expansion and the implementation of genocide in Eastern Europe…

Hypothetical floor plan for a setting in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Image credit: Victoria Szabo & Cosimo Monteleone

Visualizing Lovecraft’s Providence

This project explores the use of historical and cultural visualization techniques to instantiate the imagined Providence, Rhode Island of author H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft famously…


Lab Calendar

May 31, 2023
  • Bennett Place Team Meeting

    May 31, 2023  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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June 1, 2023
  • Tentative: Bennett Place Team Meeting

    June 1, 2023  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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