Digital + Spatial Art History


Threads of Time

Description: Threads of Time is a catalogue site that accompanies the Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibition, August-December 2017. The exhibition explores the staggering breadth and depth of indigenous American fiber arts ranging from weavings in cotton and camelid hair, to feather work and items made from plants.

Principal Investigator: Rebecca R. Stone

Open Access Journal

Description: is an online, open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal of scholarship in the humanities, plus poetry, editorials, reviews, visual art and more. also features “the Tank,” a forum for comment on provocative new scholarly work.

Principal Investigator: Todd Cronan

Spatial Art History
American Excavations Samothrace

Description: The goal of this project is to deepen our understanding of the terrain and the built environment of The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. In creating a interactive digital model of the site, this project will demonstrate to a broad audience how the nexus of architecture, environment, and human action shaped ancient Greek sacred experience.

Primary Investigator: Bonna Daix Wescoat

Atlanta Housing Interplay

Description: Atlanta Housing Interplay seeks to plot Atlanta on the interwar architectural map, establishing the city's role as a clearinghouse for European social housing ideas in the U.S., and as the earliest home-grown recedent for New Deal public housing. The project charts the European architectural influences on the first federally-funded public housing, Techwood Homes and University Homes, and determines what elements employed in the constructino of Techwood and University came to influence other sites in North America.

Principal Investigator: Christina Crawford

Envisioning Baroque Rome

Description: Envisioning Baroque Rome is a digital humanities project that provides an internet-based, 3D walkable reconstrution of the city of Rome ca. 1676, using the gaming platform Unity. The reconstruction is grounded in Giovanni Battista Falda's bird's-eye view map of that year, and subsumes the fine detail of over three hundred views of the city etched by the artist. The project enables visitors to enter the map, strolling the streets of the Baroque city as virtual pedestrians.

Primary Investigator: Sarah McPhee

Mapping Senufo

Description: Mapping Senufo focuses on arts from an area known as the "three-corner region" because it is where the present-day borders of Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Mali come together in West Africa. This spatial art history project aims to visualize time- and place-based information about specific arts and archives, reveal new possibilities for analyzing histories of art, and generate fresh questions that move beyond cultural or ethnic group classifications.

Principal Investigator: Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi


Views of Rome

Description: Views of Rome is the online home of the 1773 edition of Pirro Ligorio's Anteiquae Urbis Imago. Originally published in 1561, the Imago is a reconstruction of fourth-century AD Rome. The project allows students to contribute to the map by choosing a monument, developing a bibliography, and composing a descriptive article.

Principal Investigator: Eric Varner