Title

The Science and Language of Art History: DIY Digital Enhancement of an Introduction to Medieval Art

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Abstract

This presentation surveys digital enhancements to a medieval art history course that were piloted in the fall 2012. Using concepts and tools employed in language acquisition and introductory science courses, the instructor developed supplementary on-line components geared toward the mastery of basic information and foundational skills. Both successes and shortcomings of this effort will be reviewed.

Location

Thomas 110

Start Date

5-21-2013 10:30 AM

End Date

5-21-2013 11:30 AM

Comments

Alicia Walker is an assistant professor of medieval art and architecture at Bryn Mawr College. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2004. Her research focuses on cross-cultural artistic interaction in the 9th-13th centuries and gender issues in the art and material culture of Byzantium. She recently completed her first monograph, The Emperor and the World: Exotic Elements and the Imaging of Middle Byzantine Imperial Power (Cambridge, 2012), and her work has appeared in Muqarnas, Gesta, Ars Orientalis, and The Art Bulletin.

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The Science and Language of Art History: DIY Digital Enhancement of an Introduction to Medieval Art

Thomas 110

This presentation surveys digital enhancements to a medieval art history course that were piloted in the fall 2012. Using concepts and tools employed in language acquisition and introductory science courses, the instructor developed supplementary on-line components geared toward the mastery of basic information and foundational skills. Both successes and shortcomings of this effort will be reviewed.