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    HI All,

    Please see below

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    From: Posner, Miriam <>
    Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Dear Matt,

    I’m writing to let you know about an opportunity that may interest
    your program’s faculty and staff. Beyond the Digitized Slide Library
    is an eight-day summer institute to be held at the University of
    California, Los Angeles, July 5-15, 2015. Participants will learn
    about debates and key concepts in the digital humanities and gain
    hands-on experience with tools and techniques for art historical
    research (including data visualization, network graphs, and digital
    mapping). More fundamentally, the Institute will be an opportunity for
    participants to imagine what digital art history can be: What
    constitutes art historical “data”? How shall we name and classify this
    data? Which aspects of art historical knowledge are amenable to
    digitization, and which aspects resist it?

    With major support for the program provided by the Getty Foundation,
    participants will receive travel and lodging in Los Angeles for the
    duration of the Institute. UCLA’s team of leading digital humanities
    technologists will be joined by faculty members Johanna Drucker
    (Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Information
    Studies), Todd Presner (Chair, Digital Humanities Program, and
    Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature), and
    Miriam Posner (Digital Humanities Program Coordinator and Institute

    Participants will be selected on the basis of their ability to
    formulate compelling research questions about the conjunction of
    digital humanities and art history, as well as their potential to
    disperse the material they glean to colleagues at their home
    institutions and to the field at large.

    Applicants must possess an advanced degree in art history or a related
    field. The application is open to faculty members, curators,
    independent scholars, and other professionals who conduct art
    historical research. We define “art history” broadly to include the
    study of art objects and monuments of all times and places. Current
    graduate students are not eligible to apply. If you have questions
    about eligibility, please contact Institute Director Miriam Posner at

    Please apply online at
    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on March 1, 2015.

    Thank you for helping us spread the word about this opportunity.
    Please do let me know if I can provide further information.


    Miriam Posner

    Institute Director

    Miriam Posner, Ph.D. | UCLA | Coordinator and Core Faculty, Digital
    Humanities Program
    Public Affairs 1070 | (310) 206-7575 | @miriamkp

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