Digital Asian Art History Workshop — A Workshop Organized by the Center for the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History, University of Chicago—October 26-27, 2018

See the Workshop Website for schedule, abstracts and location details.

The use of digital technology in the field of art history is a rapidly growing area that has great potential to enrich the study of cultural artifacts by providing new methods for recording, analysis, and display. Many institutionally based projects for imaging of artworks and cultural sites are actively pursuing ways to archive and share these materials. However, projects are frequently conducted independently and the results not readily disseminated for the benefit of other institutions conducting projects of related kinds. The Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago seeks to promote the use of digital resources for the study of Asian art history and visual culture. It has made use of new digital imaging technology and developed websites and software for teaching and research projects. In order to encourage sharing of digital resources, methodologies, and project results, the CAEA held a workshop at the University of Chicago and invited participants from various institutions including the Freer-Sackler Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Field Museum of Natural History.