For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VergRxIxzEaKng6AvUCp1dD0yILJsJJjjgM-6XpUFKA/edit
Deadline: May 1, 2023.
Mapping Art History in the Undergraduate Classroom
Chair: Jennifer Wingate, St. Francis College
Digital Humanities is transforming assignments in the undergraduate art history classroom. In addition to, or instead of, writing papers, students record podcasts, curate digital exhibitions, and map data. The physical landscapes of art production, collection, dissemination, and display lend themselves especially well to mapping. But as the benefits of born-digital scholarly research are more widely appreciated in academia, what have we learned about its benefits for students? And what are best practices for introducing digital mapping to undergrads? Whether your courses are requirements for the art history major or part of the general education curriculum, how has digital mapping enhanced and/or changed student learning? Using KnightLab’s StoryMap JS open software, students can map public art to highlight dialogue generated among artworks in public spaces. ArcGIS software helps make art networks visible and engaging, by fluidly connecting layers of data, historical documents, and artworks in time and space. This session aims to highlight mapping projects, both success stories and lessons learned from challenges. What were your grading criteria? How did you scaffold assignments? How and why is digital mapping changing or enhancing art history education in the undergrad classroom? What does (or doesn’t) it help achieve?