- 11 October 2017
- 9:30 – 8:00 pm
- Paul Mellon Centre
The first conference of the Early Career Researchers in British Art Network in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Digital Art History Research Group (#DAHRG) and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art
Convened by Dr Hana Leaper (Paul Mellon Centre), Dr Sophie Hatchwell (University of Bristol) and Dr Fern Insh (Courtauld Institute of Art)
This conference, organised under the auspices of the Early Career Researchers in British Art Network, and Digital Art History Research Group (#DAHRG), provides a platform for Early Career Researchers engaged or interested in digital art history to showcase their work, develop skills, and think broadly about how digitisation can innovate, challenge convention, and inform art-historical practice.
In recent years, academics and institutions engaged in the Digital Humanities have brought together new technologies with historical research and scholarship. As a result, departments and institutions dedicated to the study of the Digital Humanities are becoming increasingly commonplace. Concurrently, art historians have sought to define what Digital Art History is, with eminent scholars such as Johanna Drucker and Diane M. Zorich interrogating its place within disciplinary practice and theory and many conferences and publications devoted to specifically defining what Digital Art History means.
By inviting an emergent generation of scholars together, this conference intends to move beyond defining Digital Art History. Instead, we consider how digital technology integrates with and enhances art historical methodologies and theories in today’s digital world.