Coding Art History

Hussein Keshani | UBC Okanagan

Presentation | Monday, May 6 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 312


The field of Digital Art History is a relative newcomer to the field of Digital Humanities. This paper discusses efforts over the past three years to bring research into the classroom and develop a digital art history pedagogy suitable for Islamic and South Asian art history. It charts the development (and associated teaching methods) of multimedia assignments in which students with minimal expertise are asked to interpret illustrated manuscripts using mobile web programming techniques. A hands-on demo of student projects will be available for review.