The Art Historian's Digital Tool Kit Winter 2024

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This course will provide students a thorough introduction to digital methods in art history and hands-on experience with a variety of essential tools. Through the process of curating a digital exhibition of historic photographs from the Visual Resources Center’s collection, students will learn about digital imaging and flatbed scanning, metadata creation and critical cataloging, digital exhibitions, geolocation and mapping, image annotation, timelines, and network analysis. Software and tools covered will include Photoshop, Omeka, TimelineJS, Graph Commons, and others. Working hands-on in the Visual Resources Center, students will spend about six hours per week in class learning important concepts, best practices, and tools. Short readings will be assigned on the application of digital methods to art historical scholarship. Students will present their final exhibition projects at the end of the course.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 10
Expected: NA
Class#: 1043
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Other: Final project and presentation
Prerequisites: Students must have completed one course in Art History.
Enrollment Preferences: Preference will be given to students who have completed multiple Art History courses.
Unit Notes: Amy McKenna, Director of Visual Resources, develops digital humanities teaching projects with Art faculty and curates digital and historic teaching collections. Emily Leon, Digital Projects and Metadata Specialist, implements digital humanities teaching projects in collaboration with Art faculty and specializes in metadata and network analysis. Joe Favini, Digital Projects & Imaging Specialist, designs and implements digital humanities projects and manages digital imaging services.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
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