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The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

1st Edition

Edited by Kathryn Brown


560 pages | 106 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage.

The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for the study of artworks and their histories, but also debates the disciplinary opportunities and challenges that have emerged in response to the use of digital resources and methodologies. Chapters cover a wide range of technical and conceptual themes that define the current state of the field and outline strategies for future development. This book offers a timely perspective on trans-disciplinary developments that are reshaping art historical research, conservation, and teaching.

This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, historical theory, method and historiography, and research methods in education.

Table of Contents


[Kathryn Brown]


Histories and Critical Debates

  1. Digital Methods and the Historiography of Art
  2. Paul B. Jaskot

  3. Blindspot: Information Visualization and Art History

    Johanna Drucker

  4. The Digital Transformation of Art History

    Harald Klinke

  5. Feminist Digital Art History

    Kathryn Brown and Elspeth Mitchell

  6. Slow Digital Art History and KUbism: Or, Situation Awareness and the Promise of Open-World Games
  7. Koenraad Brosens, Bruno Cardoso, and Fred Truyen


    Archives, Networks, and Maps

  8. Tangled Metaphors: Network Thinking and Network Analysis in the History of Art

    Matthew D. Lincoln

  9. Digital Humanities for a Spatial, Global, and Social History of Art

    Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

  10. Mapping Paintings, or How to Breathe Life into Provenance

    Jodi Cranston

  11. Qualitative Approaches to Network Analysis in Art History: Research on Contemporary Artists’ Networks
  12. Sanja Sekelj

  13. Mapping Senufo: Mapping as a Method to Transcend Colonial Assumptions

    Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

  14. X-Reception: Re-mediating Trans, Feminist, and Queer Performance Art

    T.L. Cowan

  15. Digital Methods and the Study of the Art Market

    Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich

  16. Noise Management in the Archival Ecosystem: Debating Principles for Classification
  17. Anna Dot and Pablo Santa Olalla


    Museums: Real, Virtual, and Augmented

  18. Digital Imaging Projects for Asian Art and Visual Culture: Transcultural Mediations and Collaborations

    Katherine R. Tsiang

  19. A Field Guide to Digital Surrogates: Evaluating and Contextualizing a Rapidly Changing Resource

    Emma Stanford

  20. A Service-Orientation and Open Source Approach to Developing Virtual Museums
  21. Martin White and Ben Jackson

  22. Art History, Heritage Games, and Virtual Reality

    Erik Champion and Anna Foka

  23. Art with a Lifespan: Digital Technologies and the Preservation of Bio Art
  24. Christl Baur

  25. The Expanding Role of Digitized Collections: The Medici Archive

    Alessio Assonitis

  26. Digital Languages for Art History: Audience Engagement, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  27. Stefania De Vincentis and Luca Nicolò Vascon 


    Computational Techniques for Analyzing Artworks

  28. Curation, Content, Creation: Computer Approaches to the Fine Arts

    Javier de la Rosa and Juan-Luis Suárez

  29. Computerized Analysis of Paintings

    James Z. Wang, Baris Kandemir, and Jia Li

  30. Digital 3D Modeling for the History of Art

    Amy Jeffs

  31. Metadata, Material Culture, and Global Art History

    Robert Wellington

  32. Image Processing and Computer Vision in the Field of Art History

    Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega

  33. Pointers and Proxies: Thoughts on the Computational Modeling of the Phenomenal World

    Alison Langmead and David Newbury

  34. Approaching Aby Warburg and Digital Art History: Thinking Through Images
  35. Amanda du Preez

  36. Analyzing Gesture in Digital Art History
  37. Leonardo Impett

  38. Digital Techniques for the Study of Portuguese Azulejos (Glazed Tiles): Between Alice’s White Rabbit and the Mad Tea Party
  39. Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Rafaela Xavier, and Inês Leitão

    PART V

    Digital Resources, Publication, and Education

  40. The Database of Modern Exhibitions (DOME): European Paintings and Drawings 1905–1915
  41. Christina Bartosch, Nirmalie Mulloli, Daniel Burckhardt, Marei Döhring, Walid Ahmad, and Raphael Rosenberg

  42. The Art-Historical Catalogue in the Digital Era

    Anne Collins Goodyear

  43. Digital Provenance, Open Access, and Data-Driven Art History
  44. Anne Luther

  45. Research, Process, Publication, and Pedagogy: Reconstructing the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

    Lisa M. Snyder

  46. Social Media in the Art History Classroom

    Lauren Ann Jimerson and Allison Leigh

About the Editor

Kathryn Brown is a Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of art history and visual studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
ART / Criticism & Theory
ART / History / General
ART / Reference
ART / Study & Teaching
ART / Digital
ART / Conservation & Preservation
ART / Museum Studies
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Arts in Education
HISTORY / Historiography