Mellon Research Initiative: Events

Workshop on Digital Tools

The conference was streamed live, and is archived on this webpageOpen link in new window.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Workshop on Digital Tools examined the use and potential of digital technologies in the research of art history, archaeology, and conservation. With support from the Mellon Foundation, the IFA distributed grants to five students to further their research by learning and applying tools such as GIS technology and ImageJ software. At the workshop, the students presented the progress of their research and their experience of using digital tools:

Claire Brandon, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Elizabeth Buhe, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Lindsay Ganter, M.A. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Christina Long, M.A. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Margaret Wessling, M.A. Candidate in Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

The workshop sessions will be moderated by Jim Coddington, Chief Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Jonathan Hay, Deputy Director for Faculty and Administration, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU; Elizabeth McCalpin, Assistant Director of Learning and Curriculum Development, NYU Global Technology Services; Holly Orr, Geospatial Specialist, NYU Global Technology Services; and Jason Varone, Webmaster, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Agenda:

9:30am
Registration

10:00am
Introduction and Welcome: Jonathan Hay, Deputy Director for Faculty and Administration; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

10:15am
Claire Brandon, 
PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU: Mapping the recent history of expository sites in Rome, 1970-2010

11:15am
Elizabeth Buhe, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU: Visualizing Egypt in the Louvre, circa 1827

12:15pm
Break

1:00pm
Lindsay Ganter, M.A. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU: Reconstructing La Grange Terrace

2:00pm 
Christina Long, M.A. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts- NYU: Mapping Social and Ritual Landscapes through GIS: A Case Study of the Northern Cemetery at Abydos, Egypt

3:00pm
Break

3:30pm
Margaret Wessling, M.A. Candidate in Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU: Tracking Deterioration on Daguerreotypes with ImageJ Open-Source Software

4:30pm
Reception

Video Spotlight


Student presentations during 2012 conference "Digital Art History"

Student Opportunities

Student Research Grants
Reading Group

Project Report

2012

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