Centering Art History & Visual Culture in the Digital Humanities: A Symposium Celebrating 10 Years of the Wired! Lab at Duke University

October 17-18, 2019
Nasher Museum of Art | Duke University

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. This conference brings to the fore core
contributions of art historians and visual culture scholars to the
spatial digital humanities. Looking at objects and environments at a
wide variety of scales, panelists will ask: What spatial and temporal
cultural problems can be addressed with digital methods? Conversely,
speakers will address how the art and visual culture extend and
complicate developments within the digital humanities.

This conference is held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of
the founding of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual
Culture here at Duke University. The Wired! Lab is itself a center of
major research involving the study of objects, buildings, and urban
environments at a variety of different scales and with diverse
computational methods. We are pleased to host this dialogue on how
spatial problems in art history and visual culture contribute to
important developments within the digital humanities.

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