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A Warburg Institute 2-day online workshop organised by Rheagan Martin (CASVA Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellow) and Louisa McKenzie (Warburg Institute). 

Thursday 8 June: 4.00-6.00pm
Friday 9 June: 4.00-6.00pm

Digital humanities tools are increasingly deployed as research methodologies. Each digital project brings with it its own set of challenges: the binary nature of digital platforms often forces the researcher to present subjective decisions as objective fact, which otherwise may have been moulded with metaphorical language. This workshop will emphasise on digital projects as tools for investigating interdisciplinary concepts of cultural memory. 

Each panel will include brief presentations from the invited speakers of their respective projects, followed by an extended time for discussion among presenters and participants regarding the challenges and benefits of integrating digital humanities into research, allowing for an exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as facilitating new connections, both professional and intellectual.

Projects under discussion span disciplines including art history, textual history, medieval history, heritage and collections management and more. 

This event may be of particular relevance to anyone interested in developing digital projects across the humanities with any level of digital experience. 

An online toolkit of digital resources related to the projects and themes discussed in the workshop will be available after the event. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Thursday 8 June
  • Alice Sullivan (Tufts) - Sinai Digital Archive  
  • Matthew Westerby (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)  and Roxanne Radpour (Scientific Research Department, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.) - Anonymous Masters, neural networks, and pigment maps
  • Elizabeth Ashley Fox-Jensen (SAS/Malmo University) - Designing a sustainable, accessible, and interdisciplinary Catalogue Raisonné: The case of Ted Stamm

Friday 9 June 
  • Eric Hupe and Sarah Beck (Lafayette College) - Renaissance optics and virtual reality and photogrammetry
  • Alice Sullivan (Tufts) and Maria Alessia Rossi (Princeton) - North of Byzantium
  • Margaret Smith (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) – Submission Strategies: The Irish Submissions to Richard II, 1395


Image: Giovanni Borgherini and His Tutor, attributed to Giorgione, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.