• 3 July to 14 August 2017
  • Proposals are invited for a panel to take place at the College Art Association annual conference, 21–24 February 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

    The deadline for submissions is 14 August 2017.

    Chairs: Sarah Victoria Turner, ([email protected]); Tom Scutt, ([email protected]).

What new art historical perspectives and kinds of knowledge do three-dimensional visualizations of objects and spaces afford? What are the key possibilities or potential pitfalls to be aware of when generating new visualizations? How can visualizations extend and enhance the public function of museums by increasing accessibility and engagement? How do we connect these visualizations with new methodological insights about objects and their reproductions? Does the creation of digital surrogates result in a democratization of cultural history, or does it further distance researchers and the public from original objects? How does the production of these resources navigate the ‘threshold of originality,’ and to what extent can they be distinguished as original works? What are the most effective ways to share, publish, and circulate these visualizations?

This panel seeks presentations and provocations exploring issues relating to the process of creating, collaborating on, publishing, and using 3D visualizations of art works, cultural heritage objects, and architectural spaces. It is chaired by members of the editorial team of British Art Studies (BAS), an online-only peer-reviewed journal that publishes new research on art and architecture. Approaching these issues from the perspective of art history, digital humanities, and cultural heritage, this panel will explore best practices in a growing area of digital art historical research from a range of perspectives.

See CAA's Call for Participation for further details. Proposals must include the following:

  1. Completed session participation proposal form (located in the CAA brochure).
    1. Make sure your name appears EXACTLY as you would like it listed in the conference program and conference website.
    2. Make sure your affliation appears as the offcial, recognized name of your institution (you may not list multiple affiliations).
    3. Make sure to include an active CAA Member ID (all participants must be current members through 24 February 2018; inactive or lapsed members will be pulled from participation on August 28, 2017).
  2. Paper/project abstract: maximum 250 words, in the form of a single paragraph. Make sure your title and abstract appear EXACTLY as you would like them published in the conference program, Abstracts 2018, and the CAA website.
  3. Email or letter explaining your interest in the session, expertise in the topic, and availability during the conference.
  4. A shortened CV.
  5. (Optional) Documentation of work when appropriate, especially for sessions in which artists might discuss their own practice.

A copy of all of the above documentation should be sent to each chair, listed above.