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Tracy Miller Chairs Session at Society of Architectural Historians Conference in Glasgow

Hundreds of Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) members recently gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to hear new ideas about the distant past and, in many cases, to learn from that past in order to affect the future. Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, chaired a session at the SAH 70th Annual International Conference held…

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, VRC

Visual Resources Director Millie Fullmer Describes SEI 2017 As Rewarding Experience

Travelling to UNC Chapel Hill, NC, for SEI 2017 (Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management) proved an incredibly rewarding experience. Over the course of three and a half days, we were exposed to experts in the fields of visual resources and image management. The attendees ranged from recent graduates to early, middle,…

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Visual Resources staff recently attended the “Cultural Heritage at Scale” symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries. The event was open to scholars of any description and the crowd was a mix of the science-minded and humanities-minded alike. The “big idea” that directed the symposium was “crowd-sourcing with a human face”, and talks revolved around how…

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Technology, VRC

Millie Fullmer Awarded Kress Foundation Scholarship to Attend SEI Workshop in June

Millie Fullmer, director of HART’s Visual Resources Center, has received a Kress Foundation scholarship to support her attendance at the 2017 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 6-9. The SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America…

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

VRC Staff Reports On Highlights of Visual Resources Conference

At the end of March, I attended the Visual Resources Association’s 34th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Visual Resources Center Director Millie Fullmer. This year’s conference theme was “Unbridled Opportunities”, a theme which played on the horse racing history of Kentucky but also addressed the rapid changes occurring in the visual resources field…

Posted by on April 11, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, VRC

Students of Betsey Robinson Present Papers at Undergraduate Writing Symposium on March 26

Students Cates Saleeby and Maggie Cassidy presented papers in the panel on “Meaning in the Ancient Italian Peninsula,” in the Undergraduate Writing Symposium held Sunday, March 26, in the Commons Center with reception afterward at the John Siegenthaler Center on the Peabody campus. In “A City Decorated with Clues: An Exploration of Roman Graffiti,” Cassidy…

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC

Christopher Johns Presents Paper at American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, presented a paper on Saturday, April 1, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Minneapolis. Johns addressed “Ceremonial Miscommunication or Diplomatic Incompatability?: The Macartney and Amherst Embassies to Qing China, 1793 and 1816.” The paper was read…

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Lectures, VRC

Innovative New Research Projects in Visual Resources Introduced at CAA Conference in New York

The College Art Association’s annual conference was held in New York City this past week, and by volunteering as a room monitor I avoided registration fees to attend the big event. Art historians, studio artists, museum professionals, publishers, and other art-related professionals descended on the midtown Hilton (conveniently located a block away from MoMA) to…

Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Conferences, HART, VRC

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