The purpose of the symposium is to convene scholars, curators, archivists, librarians, graduate students, technical experts, and the public to consider American art history in a digital world. The symposium will examine ways to integrate digital tools and/or resources into the study of American art and to encourage collaboration.
Speakers will present original, innovative scholarship from a variety of disciplines, institutions, and research centers. The symposium will assess the potential values and limitations of technical tools in digital humanities including high-resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation, mapping, visual recognition software, network analysis, topic modeling, and data mining. Are there particular digital tools and methods that will transform research? What new knowledge can be gained? The symposium will also consider future directions in the fields of art history and digital humanities so that research centers and archives can prepare for emerging research trends and questions. Additionally, the symposium will consider the creative potential of online publishing for presenting peer-reviewed scholarship in American art.
Visit http://www.aaa.si.edu/symposium for more information including a schedule of events.
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Funding generously provided by Terra Foundation for American Art