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Art Historical GIS: Mapping Artists, Objects, and Intellectual Exchange

April 12, 2021

At the College Art Association’s virtual 2021 conference, graduate students from Duke’s Art, Art History & Visual Studies presented their use of GIS technologies as part of their research. Topics ranged from mapping women artists’ travels to Sevillian painters’ colocations. Watch the Presentations https://vimeo.com/showcase/8199789 Presentation Titles & Authors Mapping Migrations of Italian Women Artists, 1500-1700, Dana Hogan, Duke UniversityThe Sevillian Market for Paintings (1500-1700) through GIS: Indeterminate Historical Information and Statistical Analysis, Felipe Alvarez de Toledo, Duke Art Law and Markets InitiativeMedieval and Early Modern Hospitals: The Benefits of Geotemporal Analyses, Brittany Forniotis, Duke UniversityReconsidering the Monza Holy Land Ampullae…

Explore the Nasher’s “Graphic Pull” Virtually

April 7, 2021

Following the success of the Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas virtual tour, part of the Art of the Americas Initiative, the Nasher Museum of Art has collaborated with Mark Olson to produce a virtual tour of Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection. Built in a customized version of Marzipano, the virtual tour is set within a series of 360 images navigable via hotspot with mouse controls for panning, zoom, and rotation. Information hotspots feature art information, digitized artworks, videos with artists, and more. Featured artists include Art, Art History & Visual Studies faculty Pedro Lasch…

Paul Jaskot Delivers 13th Annual Schleunes (Virtual) Lecture at Greensboro College

April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, April 7, lab director Paul Jaskot presented “The Intersecting History of Nazi Perpetrators and Jewish Victims in Occupied Krakow: Using the Built Environment to Analyze the Holocaust” at Greensboro College’s 13th Annual Schleunes Lecture, held virtually. The Schleunes Lecture, organized by Michael Sistrom, is presented annually through generous support of Richard and Jane Levy. The series honors Holocaust scholar Dr. Karl Schleunes and focuses on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide. Abstract This lecture will explore how architecture and urban planning help us to think through central aspects of the history of the Holocaust. Taking Nazi Occupied…

Wired! becomes the Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab

March 26, 2021

The Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture is pleased to announce both the launch of a new website (https://dahvc.org/) and the release of our digital and analog publication Celebrating 10+ Years of Wired! (https://reports.dahvc.org/). These events coincide with the changing of our name to the Duke University Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab. The launch, the publication release, and the name change emphasize our public-facing mission of advancing art historical research projects that combine digital methods with cultural challenges, from the classroom to traditional and public-facing humanities scholarship. By emphasizing research, we are highlighting the…

Paul Jaskot on “Thinking about Visibility and Invisibility in the Art Historical Canon”

February 25, 2021

This Saturday, February 27, 2021, Wired! Lab Director Paul Jaskot will deliver the keynote lecture for Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History, an initiative of Panorama, journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. Jaskot’s lecture, titled “Thinking about Visibility and Invisibility in the Art Historical Canon: The Tensions between Evidence and Data in Digital Art History,” will focus on the tensions between evidence and data in Digital Art History and argue that these tensions mark the fundamental humanistic importance of this computational work. Learn more & sign up to attend.