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Digital + Spatial Art History

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.

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Principal Investigator

Todd Cronan
Associate Professor
M27 Carlos Hall

Digital + 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 an 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.

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Primary Investigator

Bonna Daix Wescoat
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History
M40 Carlos Hall

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 precedent 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 construction of Techwood and University came to influence other sites in North America.

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Principal Investigator

Christina E. Crawford
Assistant Professor
141 Carlos Hall

Envisioning Baroque Rome

Description: Envisioning Baroque Rome is a digital humanities project that provides an internet-based, 3D walkable reconstruction 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.

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Primary Investigator

Sarah McPhee
Department Chair
M35 Carlos Hall

Mapping Senufo: Art, Evidence, and the Production of Knowledge

Description:Mapping Senufo: Art, Evidence, and the Production of Knowledge is an ongoing collaborative digital initiative that focuses on arts commonly labeled as Senufo and located to an area spanning the present-day borders of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali in West Africa. While the project centers on a single corpus of art and knowledge about it, the project also addresses a more fundamental concern, namely how people evaluate evidence and present findings. We seek to assess the nature of evidence for making certain claims and to invite readers to think about how any of us knows what we know. We also aim to engage broad audiences.

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Principal Investigator

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi
Director of Graduate Studies
140 Carlos Hall

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.

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Principal Investigator

Eric R. Varner
Associate Professor
M28 Carlos Hall

Lecture Series

MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas

Description: Since the spring of 2016, the lecture series MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas has brought to Emory scholars who are engaged in or who are otherwise thinking about digital mapping or other computational methods to advance knowledge in the humanities. Through the series, we seek to foster critical analysis and innovative approaches to humanities research and publication.


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.

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Principal Investigator

Rebecca R. Stone
Professor Emerita