UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CA
GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE,
LOS ANGELES, CA
BEYOND THE DIGITIZED SLIDE LIBRARY
Between July 28 and August 6, 2014, UCLA hosted a Getty-supported Institute on digital humanities and art history. Twelve art historians of varying professional ranks, and from a broad range of institutions, gathered for eight days of rigorous discussion and training. Then again the next year from July 5 and July 15, 2015, UCLA hosted a second institute by the same name with similar goals in mind for fostering the production of digital art history work. In this instance, fourteen art historians participated. The group began by examining fundamental concepts of data description and organization, moved on to data visualization and digital mapping, and concluded by experimenting with methods for the modeling and dissemination of three-dimensional objects. Equipped with these new skills and theoretical background, participants then spent two days intensively workshopping their projects. The Institute concluded with a day-long symposium on the future of art historical publishing.
I served as Graduate Student Associate and Logistics Coordinator for the Getty grant funded Beyond the Digitized Slide Library: Digital Art History Summer Institutes. I began by building a database of contacts for art history and digital humanities programs to place our call for applications. Participating in institute faculty meetings, I helped facilitate the evaluation and selection of the institute participants. I participated in all aspects of event coordinating including travel, logistics, budget, catering, and related colloquiums and managed the institutes’ websites and communications. Additionally, I presented in each of the institutes, teaching our participants new digital tools for their digital art history project work. The institutes became the basis for the Digital Art History 101 online textbook that I collaborated on the following year in 2016. They also shaped my approach to digital art history project work, starting with an evaluation of tools and survey of standards that match the content and goal outcomes established by a project’s principal investigators. A digital project’s success depends on scoping the project, creating clear specs based on thorough research, and setting out an interactive approach to the work.
PRESENTED “TOOL TALK: TOOLS FOR RUNNING DIGITAL PROJECTS”
PRESENTED AND CONDUCTED A WORKSHOP: “GETTING STARTED WITH OMEKA.”
CO-PRESENTED: “GETTY SCHOLARS’ WORKSPACE™: DEVELOPING TOOLS, METHODS, AND STANDARDS FOR TEACHING, CONDUCTING, AND PUBLISHING HUMANITIES RESEARCH IN DIGITAL FORM.”
ATTEND AND PREPARE A REPORT ON THE STATE OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES AT THE 2015 COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING:
JANUARY 2015 – AUGUST 2015,
JANUARY 2014 – SEPTEMBER 2014
JULY 5 – 15, 2015
JULY 28 – AUGUST 6, 2014