Wired! Approaches to Digital Scholarship

October 21, 2014
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Victoria Szabo, Kristin Lanzoni

Victoria Szabo and Kristin Huffman will be presenting at Temple University Libraries’ Beyond the Page public programming series. In their talk, they will be discussing the Wired! Lab’s approaches to art historical and cultural research and pedagogy through uses of visualization and other digital technologies.

Media Arts & Sciences Rendez-Vous: Undergraduate Research in the Wired! Lab

April 3, 2014
Room 266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse
Sheila Dillon, Kristin Lanzoni, Mark Olson, Nicola Lercari, Sarah Goetz

This week’s Rendez-Vous will showcase our Humanities Writ Large undergraduate fellows’ contributions to art historical digital research projects in the Wired! Lab. Students will discuss their work on three projects that began in Fall 2013: Death, Burial, and Commemoration in Athens (led by Prof. Sheila Dillon); the Operating Archives (Prof. Mark Olson); and the Visualizing Venice Game (Post Doctoral Associates Kristin Lanzoni & Nicola Lercari). The purpose is to show the coordination of undergraduate student research with longer term faculty research initiatives in Art, Art History & Visual Studies.

The MA&S Rendez-Vous is an informal “works-in-progress” weekly meeting which all members of the Duke community interested in Media Arts & Sciences are invited to attend.

The Rendez-Vous’s goal is to create a community through:

  • Meeting face-to-face with other people who are interested in Media Arts + Sciences
  • Sharing ideas / methods / resources
  • Learning about the projects we’re all working on
  • Socializing and getting to know each other better

For the Rendez-Vous schedule, including full information on this week’s Wired! undergraduate showcase, see their site.

Renaissance Society of America 2014

March 27, 2014 — March 29, 2014
New York, NY
Caroline Bruzelius, Iara Dundas, Kristin Huffman

The Wired! group will be well-represented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New York this March.

Professor Caroline Bruzelius will present a paper entitled “Visualizing Venice: Mapping the Renaissance City” as part of the panel “Digital Florence and Venice III: Structures and Senses.” Prof. Bruzelius’s talk is scheduled on Thursday, March 27th from 1:15 to 2:45.

Post Doctoral Associate Kristin Lanzoni and AAHVS PhD student Iara Dundas will co-present a paper on their collaborative research on the church of San Geminiano. Sara Galletti will also present her work on Philibert Delorme.

More information on the conference is available at the RSA’s website.

Modern Language Association: Panel on Evaluating Digital Scholarship

January 11, 2014
Chicago, IL
Victoria Szabo

Associate Research Professor Victoria Szabo chaired a panel at the 2014 Modern Languages Association Conference in Chicago entitled “Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Candidate Success Stories.” Professor Szabo’s panel addressed the following:

In an electronic roundtable, candidates from various institutions and backgrounds share work and describe successful navigation of appointment, tenure, and promotion. MLA guidelines on evaluating digital scholarship serve as context. Discussion of how shifting definitions of academic success may include interdisciplinary collaboration, public engagement, hybrid teaching/research, alt-ac.

For more information, see the MLA Conference Program and the panel’s blog at MLA Commons.

SECAC 2013

November 1, 2013
Greensboro, NC
1:15pm & 3:30pm
Elizabeth BaltesMark Olson, Iara Dundas, Elisabeth Narkin

Wired! group members will discuss learning and teaching using digital technologies at SECAC 2013. Elizabeth Baltes’s paper, “Three Art Historians, a Computer Scientist, and a Computer Artist Walk into a Classroom” is scheduled at 1:15pm.

AAHVS’s John Taormina is co-chairing a panel on new technologies in art history at 3:30pm. It will feature papers by Mark Olson, “Digital Technologies and the Social Life of Things: The Wired Lab at Duke University” and Iara Dundas and Elisabeth Narkin on “How Can Visualization Technologies Help Us to Teach and Learn Architectural History?”

Monastic Architecture & The City

October 10, 2013 — October 11, 2013
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Caroline Bruzelius, Ludovica Galeazzo

Prof. Caroline Bruzelius will present a paper entitled “Preaching, Building, and Burying: Mendicant Friars and the Reshaping of the Medieval City” along with Ludovica Galeazzo of the Visualizing Venice Team, who will present her research in a paper on “The Augustinian nuns of Santa Caterina dei Sacchi in Venice and the growth dynamics of the urban fringe.”

Mapping Time & Space

May 2, 2013 — May 4, 2013
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse
Katie Jentleson

Part of the Slider and Wired! Workshop Series

May 2-4, 2013

Due to an overwhelming response, all workshops are full and waitlist capacity has been reached. Please contact katherine.jentleson@duke.edu with questions about the workshops or kick-off event.

Thursday, May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Roundtable discussion at the National Humanities Center

Workshops at S228 Bay 12, Smith Warehouse

Friday, May 3

9 am-12pm

Nicole Coleman (Stanford Humanities Center) teaches Knot

Link to Knot dev area (under construction)

1 pm-4pm

Scott Arcenas (Department of Classical Studies at Stanford University) teaches ORBIS

Saturday, May 4

9 am-12pm

David McClure (The Scholars’ Lab at University of Virginia) teaches Neatline

Sponsored by: Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Department of Classical Studies Greater than Games Lab, The Graduate School, Department of History, PhD Laboratory in Digital Knowledge, National Humanities Center


Directions to Smith Warehouse; here is a map of its location. There is paid parking on Maxwell Ave and free but limited parking on Pettigrew Street, near the Center for Documentary Studies.

The workshops are taking place in room S228, which is in Bay 12 (the far Western corner of Smith), on the second floor.

Thanks and see you soon.

Syllabus Workshop

April 22, 2013 — April 23, 2013
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse
Sarah Goetz, Rebecca Bennett

A workshop in two parts to be run in the Wired! lab by Sarah Goetz and Rebecca Bennett (with guests), which introduces various technologies, walks lecturers through an example of  their use and incorporates syllabus planning to ensure smooth integration into classes.


22nd AM (8:30-1) – For up to 3 technologies:

Intro to techniques with example use (10 minute presentation)

Exercise to through a simple example (50min practical)

29th PM (1.30-5.00) – Syllabus Workshop Session

An opportunity to discuss ways to successfully integrate the technologies discussed into classes with the lecturers covering topic such as:

  • fitting technologies to class objectives

  • understanding learning outcomes

  • what constitutes an appropriate digital project

  • preparing core material and exercises for students

  • timescales

  • assessment

  • matching technologies with research objectives (grad classes)

  • data management, QA & synthesis for recurrent / large projects (grad classes)

We intend to teach technologies from the following pool of expertise based on demand from attendees (survey to be conducted soon):

  • Omeka / Neatline

  • Sketchup

  • Google Earth / GIS

  • Popcorn (media content integration)

  • Website basics / web publishing

  • Virtual Worlds

  • Photogrammetry (123D catch)

  • Laser scanning (object level)

  • Tableau (data visualisation)

Communicating Archaeology

April 19, 2012
The Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse

VMS551 invites you to: Communicating Archaeology, bringing the sites, stories and science to the public Friday 19th April at 3:15pm in the Wired! Lab. There will be short student presentations, interactive digital projects, and refreshments.


October 5, 2012
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse
Sarah Goetz

In this workshop, you will learn techniques and best-practices for creating a digital 3D model of an object from photographs you can take on the fly – even from your phone!