Art History Teaching Resources offers a new resource!

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Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a web-based platform that connects a diverse field of educators in art history, visual culture, and related fields. Begun in 2013 as a peer-populated resource to improve art historical instruction and raise the profile of teaching in the discipline,  AHTR provides an evolving repository of adaptable lesson plans; a weekly blog of shared assignments, teaching ideas, and reflective essays; and publication of Art History Pedagogy and Practice, the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to scholarship of teaching and learning in art history.

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Image of fashion catalogsI joined AHTR as a Contributing Editor and Social Media Manager this past summer. When Kimberly M. Jenkins proposed a blog post entitled “A Digital Humanities Project: The Fashion and Race Database” this fall, it occurred to the AHTR managing editors that we should have a set of resources solely dedicated to Digital Art History. While many contributors in the past have written about using technology in the classrooms and for assignments (see “Digital Art History for Beginners: The Spreadsheet” by Nancy Ross, “Collaborative Definitions” by Alice Lynn McMichael, “Hybrid Survey, Active Learning, and Digital Exhibitions” by Gretchen Kreahling McKay, and “Navigating Space and Place: Digital Cartography in the Classroom” by Christina M. Spiker, to name a few), AHTR had yet to have a set of digital humanities and digital art history resources gathered together for users…until now!  

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I’d like to share the launch of AHTR’s new DIGITAL ART HISTORY/HUMANITIES Resource List, which contains journals, blogs and websites, workshops, training resources, readings, and projects to get you started.

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Please help grow our list by emailing or become a contributor to the AHTR blog or e-journal. You can also request to join the AHTR Facebook Group, which is a friendly and supportive environment that is very helpful for getting feedback on new assignments or ideas for your classroom.

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About the Author

Francesca Albrezzi has worked with museums for over a decade, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.), the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (Paris, France), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, California). She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), and has received a Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate through UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program. Her dissertation interrogates non-traditional modes of publishing, display, information capture, and pedagogy in museums and archives. Specifically, she is interested in spectrums of immersive experience within GLAM organizations as offered by technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 photo and video capture. Albrezzi also has significant experience developing digital tools, such as The Getty Scholars’ Workspace™ for conducting collaborative arts research and preservation. She is a HASTAC Scholar (2016-2018) and a contributing editor and social media manager for (AHTR). Additionally, she has taught within the field of Digital Humanities for four years at UCLA, and helped to produce an online digital art history textbook.