Paul Jaskot

Director, Wired! Lab | Professor of Art History
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Paul Jaskot was previously Professor of the History of Art and Architecture and Director of Studio χ at DePaul University. He specializes in the history of modern German architecture and art, with a particular interest in the political history of architecture before, during, and after the Nazi era. He has also published on Holocaust Studies topics more broadly, modern architecture including the history of Chicago architecture, methodological essays on Marxist art history, and diverse topics in Digital Art History. He has authored or edited several monographs and anthologies, including The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).

Paul has also been deeply involved in Digital Art History issues for the past decade, both as a scholar and as an advocate. In this role, he has been part of the Holocaust Geography Collaborative, an international team of scholars that has been exploring the use of GIS and other digital methods to analyze central problems in the history of the Holocaust, including issues rising from the built environment. He has worked most closely with Anne Kelly Knowles (University of Maine), co-authoring several presentations and essays with her, most recently as part of the anthology Geographies of the Holocaust (University of Indiana Press, 2014), the first volume on the use of GIS for the study of the Holocaust. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among other sources.

From 2008-2010, he was the President of the College Art Association (CAA). With CAA, he has also participated in various task forces promoting the support of and guidelines for Digital Art History and its professional evaluation. Paul and Anne also co-directed the Samuel  H. Kress Foundation Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History.  He continues to be active with CAA and with the promotion of Digital Art History initiatives nationally.

Photo Credit: DePaul University/Jeff Carrion


Historical & Cultural Visualization Proseminar 1

History of Pre-Modern Architecture

Politics and Modern Architecture

The Bauhaus


Digital Public Buildings in North Carolina

Mapping German Construction: From World War I through the Holocaust

Publications & Presentations

Jaskot, Paul B. “Digital Art History in a Time of Barbarism: The Iconography of COVID-19.” Art History in Quarantine: Digital Transformations, Digital Futures. Keynote. April 10, 2020.

Jaskot, Paul B., et al. “Grand Challenges of Art History: Digital/Computational Methods and Social Art History.” The Clark. April 27, 2019.

Jaskot, Paul B. “Digital Art History as the Social History of Art: Towards the Disciplinary Relevance of Digital Methods.” Visual Resources (2019) DOI: 10.1080/01973762.2019.1553651.

Jaskot, Paul B. “Commentary: Art-Historical Questions, Geographic Concepts, and Digital Methods,” Historical Geography 45 (2017): 92-99.

Jaskot, Paul B.Using Digital Humanities to Understand the Architecture of the Holocaust.” Digital Art History Lab Lecture Series, The Frick Collection, New York, NY. October 17, 2017.

Jaskot, Paul B. and Ivo van der Graaff, “”Historical Journals as Digital Sources: Mapping Architecture in Germany, 1914-24,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 76, no. 4 (December 2017): 483-505.

Jaskot, Paul B. and Anne Kelly Knowles, “Architecture and Maps, Databases and Archives: An Approach to Institutional History and the Built Environment in Nazi Germany,” The Iris (15 February 2017):

Jaskot, Paul B., Anne Kelly Knowles (University of Maine), and Justus Hillebrand (University of Maine). “GIS and Corpus Linguistics: Mixed Digital Methods for the Exploration of Forced Labor in Krakow District Ghettos.” Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies, USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. October 23, 2017.

Jaskot, Paul B. Keynote. Duke University Research Computing Symposium, Durham, NC. January 22, 2018.

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