The keynote lecture at The Phillips Collection will be free and open to the public; registration is required. The symposium events on Thursday and Friday are closed to the public, but they will be live-streamed via this website. More information to come.

Wednesday, October 19

The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
1600 21st St NW
Dupont Circle Metro Station, Red Line
Q Street Exit

4:00 p.m.  For participants: shuttle bus departing from College Park Marriott to  The Phillips Collection.

5:00 p.m.   Welcome by Klaus Ottmann,  Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs, The Phillips Collection

Greeting by Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland

Introduction by Meredith J. Gill, Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

5:30 p.m.   Keynote lecture: Paul B. Jaskot, Professor of Art History, DePaul University: “Digital Art History: Old Problems, New Debates, and Critical Potentials”

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.   Reception following keynote

8:00 p.m.  For participants: first of two shuttle buses departs The Phillips Collection/Dupont Circle for the College Park Marriott.

10:00 p.m.  For participants: final shuttle bus departs The Phillips Collection/Dupont Circle for the College Park Marriott.

Thursday, October 20

University of Maryland, College Park
McKeldin Library, Special Events Room 6137

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Coffee and breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Orientation providing logistics, format, and goals of event: “Challenges in Doing Digital Art History”

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.    Intergenerational Roundtable with five provocations (no more than ten minutes each) from early career and senior scholars from both museums and the academy. They will address: What was their entry point into digital work? What challenges did they face when they started? What are the fruits of their new ways of working?

Moderator: Matthew Lincoln (Getty Research Institute)

Participants: Alexander Brey (Bryn Mawr College and Dumbarton Oaks), Pamela Fletcher (Bowdoin College), Rodrigo Guzmán (City College of New York), Jennifer Henel (National Gallery of Art), Arthur K. Wheelock (National Gallery of Art and University of Maryland)

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.    Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break-out session: participants gather in one of five groups, and primed by the preceding session, each group discusses what they see as the most important challenges to doing digital art history, providing by the end of this session their list of the top five challenges, along with the rationale for this selection.

Leaders:  Irene Cheng (California College of the Arts), Peter Christensen (University of Rochester), Jodi Cranston (Boston University), Marieke Hendriksen (Utrecht University), Mary Thomas (University of California, Santa Cruz)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch and  lightning-round presentations of projects

Presenters: Julia Gearhart (Princeton University), Ivo van der Graaff (University of New Hampshire), Richard Johnson (Cornell Tech), Mark Olson (Duke University)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Plenary: Group reflections and assessment of the challenges identified by the break-out groups, arriving at a consensus about the overall top five challenges

2:30-3:00 pm.    Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.    Roundtable: The Two Digital Art Histories including invited speakers from museums and the academy. Prompts: how do digital projects manifest differently in these institutions? What challenges do they face? How do digital methods reshape the conversations they have with each other?

Moderator: Anne Collins Goodyear (Bowdoin College Museum of Art)

Participants: Jim Coddington (MOMA), Eleanor Fink (American Art Collaborative), Sheila Hoffman (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne), Elizabeth Honig (University of California, Berkeley), Alison Langmead (University of Pittsburgh), C. Griffith Mann (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Open House: The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Collaboratory,  home to an impressive visualization space, invites Art History in Digital Dimensions participants to an informal open house. Come explore the space and learn about the projects we are working on here in the D.I.G. (Digital Innovation Group).

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.    Reception and dinner in Grand Ballroom Lounge, Room 1209, First Floor, Adele H. Stamp Student Union.

Friday, October 21

University of Maryland, College Park
McKeldin Library, Special Events Room 6137

8:00 – 9:00  a.m.    Coffee and breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.   Recap and discussion of plenary discussion of the five primary challenges.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.   Break-out session: participants gather in one of five groups, each of which is assigned one of the top five challenges and does a deep dive on it, formulating a proposal for the single most important step forward and how to achieve it.

Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius (Duke University), Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi (Emory University), Ellen Hoobler (Cornell College), Alexandra Provo (Enhanced Monographs Project, NYU), Gwendolyn Shaw (Graduate Center, CUNY)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Plenary: Discussion and assessment of group reports

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.     “Birds of a Feather” lunch: Topics to include art/art history as data; public art history; mapping time and space; connecting material culture; collaborative research.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.    Roundtable: Institutional Perspectives including invited representatives from the realms of publishing and research institutes. Prompts: How do we support and sustain digital art history projects? How do we assess digital scholarship? In what ways are our conclusions aligning with our emerging discussion, and leading to next steps?

Moderator: Sheila Brennan (Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University)

Participants: Petra Chu (Seton Hall University and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW)), Beth Harris and Steve Zucker (Smart History), Harald Klinke ( Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and International Journal of Digital Art History), Trevor Owens (Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)), Emily Pugh (Getty Research Institute)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.    Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.    Plenary: Facilitated discussion of the ways in which our conclusions are aligning with our emerging discussion, and leading to next steps (continuing from the Roundtable). How can we integrate institutional perspectives with all our developing priorities as a whole?

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.    Facilitated discussion of next steps and creation of an action agenda for moving the field forward.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    Closing reception