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Wired! Lab Celebrates 10 Years

September 11, 2019

**UPDATE 10/17/19: Tonight’s Keynote has been cancelled. The symposium will begin as scheduled at 9:00AM on Friday, October 18th.**

Over the past decade, the use of digital methods has exploded in the study of art history and visual culture. As with other areas of the digital humanities, art historians and visual culture scholars have used a very wide range of approaches. Still, increasingly, one of the core areas that art history and visual culture have particular focused on is the analysis of spatial problems through computational methods and digital visualization.

On Friday, October 18th, please join us to reflect on contributions of art historians and visual culture scholars to the spatial digital humanities at Centering Art History & Visual Culture in the Digital Humanities: A Symposium Celebrating 10 Years of the Wired! Lab at Duke.

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Watch the livestream:
Friday Morning –
Friday Afternoon –


October 17, 2019 — CANCELLED

Keynote: “Digital Architectural and Art History: A View from the Field”

Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

October 18, 2019 — BEGINS AT 9:00AM

I. Morning Session: Spatial Problems Across Time 

“No One of Us Is Them: Diverse Proxy Phenomenology in Pompeii”

David Fredrick, University of Arkansas

“Experiencing Temporalities: Space and Pace in Late Ottoman Istanbul”

Burcak Ozludil, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Augustus Wendell, Duke University

“The Rules of Engagement: Thoughts about prolonged user interaction with virtual environments with a focus on UCLA’s reconstruction model of the World’s Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893)”

Lisa Snyder, University of California, Los Angeles

II.Afternoon Session: Digital Methods in the Early Modern Moment

“Mapping Social Context: The DECIMA as a Platform for Spatial Art History”

Colin Rose, Brock University

“The Mind of Michelangelo on Paper”

Mauro Mussolin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Leonardo Pili, Graphic Designer

“Visualizing Lost Landscapes: Sources, Stratigraphy, and Close Reading in Mapping Qing Imperial Parks”

Stephen Whiteman, Courtauld Institute of Art

III. Roundtable: Past and Futures of the Spatial Humanities for Art History and Visual 

Wired! Lab Faculty and Staff


Sponsored by the Wired! Lab for Art History & Visual Culture and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Free and open to the public.