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VU Anthropologist Awarded Grant to Develop Digital Platform for Virtual Archaeological Survey in the Andes

Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology and director of Vanderbilt’s Spatial Analysis Research Laboratory (SARL), has received a $150,000 digital extension grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to develop a digital platform that promises to greatly expand our understanding of Andean culture. Wernke developed a prototype of the project with a National Endowment for the…

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


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


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

The PSFS Building in 1985 (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

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


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


David Jianwei Zhang to Present Digital Humanities Lecture on March 27

In 2016 Peking University established its own Experimental Teaching Center for Virtual Reality and Simulation in Archaeology. Faculty and students in Peking University’s Department of Cultural Heritage Studies are now systematically investigating and documenting historical buildings in China using such technologies as panoramic photography, photogrammetry, and 3D scanning. They hope to incorporate these technologies in…

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC

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Heeryoon Shin to Address Women as Art Patrons in Early Modern India at March 14 Edit-a-Thon

As part of Vanderbilt Libraries’ Annual ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Heeryoon Shin, assistant professor of history of art, will address “Women as Patrons in Early Modern Asia” at 11:10 am on Wednesday, March 14, in the Central Library, room 418A. From 11 am-1 pm there will be a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related…

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Lisa Reilly to Lead February 16 Roundtable Discussion at Digital Humanities Center

Faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on “Architecture and Environment Research in the Digital Age” with Lisa Reilly, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. The event will be held on Friday, February 16, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall 344. Reilly, a…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


HART Major Ellen Dement’s Online Exhibit Highlighted At Celebration of Learning Event

“Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building,” an online exhibit designed by Buchanan Library Fellow Ellen Dement focused on 150 architectural drawings of New York City’s famous building—the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1913— that were recently acquired by the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery. For her project Dement, HART major and 2017 Downing…

Posted by on February 2, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Indulge in Indies, Thought-Provoking Documentaries, Classic Cinema and International Films Through Kanopy

Vanderbilt Libraries is now hosting Kanopy, an online video streaming service for universities that offers thousands of titles on a broad range of subjects, including anthropology, art, architecture, gender and race, environment and sustainability, health, law, media, politics and psychology/sociology. Kanopy has an extensive library of classic films, from silent-era shorts to groundbreaking international features….

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Visual Resources Center, VRC

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