Historical & Cultural Visualization Proseminar 1

Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

ARTHIST 580S-01 | HCVIS 580S-01 | ISS 580S-01 | VMS 580S-01

Victoria Szabo

W 3:05PM - 5:35PM | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Overview of topics in digital humanities and computational media, with special attention to visual media. Studies of critical digital heritage, virtuality and culture, information aesthetics, information design, digital storytelling. Interactivity and online content management through databases, collaborative blogs, and online archives. Data visualization and mapping based on textual, image, and quantitative sources. Mini-projects based on existing and new research data from existing projects in the Wired! Lab, the CMAC labs, and other sources. Best practices for digital research project planning and collaboration. Instructor consent required.

This course is a core part of the MA in Digital Art History/Computational Media.

Mapping History with GIS

Fall 2020 |Spring 2020 | Fall 2018 | Fall 2017

ISS 315-01/715-01 | VMS 304-01 | ARTHIST 315-01

Timothy D Shea

M 10:05AM - 12:35PM | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 12, Rm A228)

This is a beginner/intermediate Geographic Information System (GIS) course designed to help students design maps and spatial diagrams of historical subjects. The class emphasizes perspectives, procedures, and tools that are relevant to art and architectural history, but students will also learn that most spatial methods are inter-disciplinary. Although geared toward art history, students from any discipline are welcome. This course is designed as a hybrid lecture/lab format in which direct instruction is supplemented by hands on learning labs using ArcGIS software and real-world spatial data. The main skills students will gain are:

· Integration of spatial and tabular data
· Geoprocessing
· Data visualization
· Creating features
· Editing Features
· Vector and Raster Integration
· Spatial Analysis
· Georeferencing

Course Attributes:

(STS) Science, Technology, and Society
Cross-listed in another department
(CZ) Civilizations

Medieval Castles of Europe

Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016

ARTHIST 227 | MEDREN 227

Edward Triplett

TUTH 10:05am-11:20am | Smith, Bay 11, A233

This course will examine the transition of Western Europe into a fortified landscape from the mid-11th century until the advent of large-scale artillery in the mid-15th century. The castles of Spain and Portugal will be discussed in greatest detail, but these will be supplemented by influential examples from other parts of Europe and the Near East. In addition to tracking technological and stylistic changes over time, this course will identify the discrete elements of fortification that were combined into a variety of castle plans. As a way of investigating these topics, students will digitally reconstruct a historical or imagined castle in 3D graphics at a specific place and time covered in the course.

Codes: CZ, STS


Projects

Modeling Medieval European Castles

Visual Culture of Venice

Fall 2020 | Spring 2020 | Spring 2019 | Spring 2018

ARTHIST | VMS 89S

Kristin Huffman

W 11:45AM - 2:15PM | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Venice was one of the wealthiest and most powerful states in the Early Modern world (1450-1600). A city whose curved urban form seemingly floated on water, it was experienced, lived, and navigated unlike any in the world. This Wired! course entails an extensive analysis of the urban and natural topography of Venice in the Early Modern period, and it investigates the artistic commissions that made the city into one of the most admired and well-visited destinations in the world. The research component of the course will be a consideration of Venice as it appeared through the eyes of the early modern tourist, or foreign visitor to the city with visual itineraries that may be shared with a larger academic community. The course assumes no prior art historical or digital experience; students will be provided with the background necessary to understand the art and architectural history of early modern Venice, and the skills required for the digital technology.

Prereq: First year, First year with exception or Transfer students only

Class Attributes: Seminar, Topics Course