Spatial Humanities Public Lecture: “Wired!@Duke: An Experiment in Teaching, Training and Research in the Digital Humanities” by Caroline Bruzelius
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In 2009, a group of faculty at Duke University committed themselves to integrating digital technologies within the discipline of Art History, not only as part of traditional Art History courses, but also as a means to integrate graduate and undergraduate students in long-term, team-based research initiatives. This resulted in a number of initiatives: the creation of digital labs in both Durham and Venice, the creation of a number of multi-year international research collaborations such as “Visualizing Venice,” and “Digital Athens,” the development of several interactive museum display projects at the Nasher Museum of Art, and yearly workshops in Venice that train graduate students and Post-Docs in digital technologies for 3D modeling, mapping, database design, and presentation. This presentation is an evaluation of this effort almost a decade later, an assessment of the successes and challenges of undertaking this type of initiative in the context of a private American research university.