My is Olivia Janson. I’m a renaissance art historian venturing into the digital sphere for ARTH 851: alt-Methods: Digital Art History.
As I finish my Master’s degree, I’m particularly interested in various applications of art history and the limits of the field. In my own research, I’m interested in way that the three dimensionality of bridal chests from quattrocento Florence affects the understanding and interpretation of these objects. My interest in digital art history works in reverse. After digitizing a three dimensional object, how can we preserve or improve the quality and appreciation of these objects.
As the discipline of art history matures, watching its digital presence grow in tandem is a pleasure to scholars like me. Resources for scholarship, pedagogy, curation, and archiving are growing and improving constantly.