Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Digital Art History – Where Are We Now?
Special issue of Visual Resources
In 2013, Visual Resources published a special issue devoted to Digital Art History. We recognize that since that date considerable activity has taken place in this area, which was then still in a phase of relative infancy. We feel that now is an opportune moment to assess what has been accomplished in the last half decade. To do so, we invite
papers for another special issue dedicated to Digital Art History, to be published in 2018.
We seek papers that address key issues highlighted in Johanna Drucker’s
contribution to the 2013 special issue: “Is There a ‘Digital’ Art
History?” Here, Drucker observed that art history had been slow to
adopt the methods and tools of digital humanities and computational
analysis. We therefore seek papers that demonstrate model projects
applying such approaches to significant art-historical problems. These
approaches may include text analysis, image analysis, geospatial
analysis, and network analysis. In addition, recognizing that our
discipline does have a history of creating online research resources
composed of large datasets such as the Getty Provenance Index databases
and the Getty vocabularies, as well as image libraries like Artstor and
Bridgeman, we also seek papers that reveal innovative approaches to the
development of this type of resource. Lastly, we invite papers that
explore how new modes of online publication can advance art-historical
scholarship and have a significant effect on the dissemination of
knowledge. Papers should not only illuminate projects and processes,
but also share insights from lessons learned and mistakes made- that
is, we hope that contributors to this issue will share practical
perspectives acquired in the process of developing and implementing
projects in digital art history.
To be considered for this special issue, please submit a 750-word
abstract of the proposed paper, a 500-word summation of how the project
relates to the current state of the field if this is not addressed in
the abstract, and a one-page CV for each author. Abstracts and CVs
should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> on or before
1 July 2017.
We look forward to receiving many interesting proposals.
Murtha Baca, Melissa Gill, and Anne Helmreich
Editors, 2018 Special Issue on Digital Art History