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Digital Futures, Archaeological Pasts: Student-Curated Exhibition Opens October 25 in Fine Arts Gallery

During the spring semester 2018, nine history of art students studied a selection of ancient Mediterranean antiquities in the collection of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. The objects at the center of the exhibit range in date from the sixth century BCE to the first century CE and include Greek and Etruscan vases, a…

Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Explore Ancient Rome with Goldberg Lecturer Bernard Frischer in a Hands-on Workshop on October 11

Bernard Frischer, director of the Rome Reborn project and professor of informatics at Indiana University, will present “Rome Reborn VR: A Demonstration of Recently Published Applications,” a hands-on workshop (with lunch) held Thursday, October 11, from 12:30 to 2 pm in the History of Art’s Visual Resources Center, 134 Cohen Memorial Hall. Participants will be…

Posted by on October 8, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Mireille Lee to Address Modern Collections of Ancient Greek Mirrors on October 6

With the rise of new technologies, the definition of objects is changing along with our understanding of collecting. Collectibles are no longer limited to their material shape but also appear on screen, retrieved from source codes and algorithms. The simultaneity of actual and virtual objects is transforming our cultural memory. Concepts of our past and projections…

Posted by on October 3, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Computational Archaeologist Isaac Ullah to Present Lecture at DH Center on October 2

Isaac Ullah, assistant professor of anthropology, San Diego State University, will deliver a lecture on “Computational Modeling, Archaeology, and the Anthropocene” at the Center for Digital Humanities on Tuesday, October 2, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Ullah (PhD, Arizona State University, 2013) is a computational archaeologist who employs GIS and simulation modeling to understand the long-term dynamics of…

Posted by on September 26, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Betsey Robinson Named 2018-2019 Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities

The College of Arts and Science recently announced that Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art, is among the Mellon Fellows in Digital Humanities named for the 2018-2019 academic year. Robinson is recognized for her development and utilization of 3-D mapping and modeling techniques in Greek architectural archaeology. The fellowships, administered through the Vanderbilt Center…

Posted by on July 12, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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HART Faculty Part of Trans-Institutional Program in Digital Cultural Heritage Research Cluster

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, and Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art, are among nine faculty participants in the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Cluster through a Vanderbilt Initiative Award provided by the 2018 transformational Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative. Inspired by UNESCO’s mission to protect cultural heritage in danger of destruction,…

Posted by on June 28, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Vanderbilt Libraries to Host “Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data” Symposium on June 1

Vanderbilt Libraries will host a public symposium—Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data—on Friday, June 1, to explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.  Held in the library’s community room from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of…

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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ArtLab Explores Intersections of Art and Science at the Wond’ry

Whether art can actually boost a scientist’s creativity is just one of the intriguing questions that a group of faculty, students and staff are exploring in ArtLab, an interdisciplinary workshop started last fall by Kendra Oliver, an instructor of pharmacology. “This has been a dream come true for me,” said Oliver, who describes herself as an…

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


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Shelby Merritt Presents Poster at VRA 2018 Conference, Philadelphia, PA

In late March, I represented Vanderbilt’s History of Art Visual Resources Center at the Visual Resources Association’s 35th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s conference theme was “Workshop of the World”, a theme which played on the nineteenth-century nickname for Philadelphia as an important center of industry. The highlight of the conference was the…

Posted by on April 4, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


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Wond’ry Exhibit Opening March 29 Takes Digital Humanities into Three Dimensions

A new exhibit at the Wond’ry showcasing the work of Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive (SSDA) team will feature some unusual pieces of digital preservation: 3D-printed replicas of valuable artifacts from cultures linked to the Atlantic slave trade. The Vanderbilt community is invited to visit the exhibit and learn more about the SSDA at a reception…

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


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