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Digital Art History Summer Institutes

Posted by (Lynn)

The Getty Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities are sponsoring four summer institutes on the digital humanities during 2014. These events will be hosted at Harvard, UCLA, and George Mason University. Admission for all of the programs is on a competitive basis. All participants will receive a stipend covering housing and travel expenses. Applications are due by March 1st and March 15th, 2014.

Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians

July 7-18, 2014
The curriculum will include building digital collections, working with textual and non-textual sources, visualization, data mining, network analysis, and spatial history. They are specifically seeking applications from individuals who have had very limited or no training in using digital methods and tools, or in computing. 
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media, George Mason University
August 4-15, 2014

The program includes text and data mining, data visualization,  spatial history, and visual mapping. They are seeking applications from faculty, public historians, archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and independent scholars specializing in American history, who have had very limited or no training in using digital methods and tools, or in computing, and who lack a supportive digital community at their home institutions.

Beyond the Digitized Slide Library
University of California, Los Angeles
July 28-August 6, 2014

Participants will learn about debates and key concepts in the digital humanities and gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques for art historical research (including metadata basics, data visualization, network graphs, and digital mapping).

Beautiful Data: Telling Stories About Art with Open Collections 
metaLAB (at) Harvard
June 16-June 27, 2014
The Beautiful Data program focuses on using digitized collections for art historical scholarship. Participants will be introduced to concepts and skills necessary to make use of open collections to develop art-historical storytelling through data visualization, interactive media, enhanced curatorial description and exhibition practice, digital publication, and data-driven, object-oriented teaching. The institute is intended for art historians, scholars of visual culture, and museum professionals at all career stages.


Digital Humanities    Center for History and New Media at George Mason University    Getty Foundation    National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)