On Friday, February 16, Nancy Um and Carrie Anderson (Middlebury College) will offer the workshop “Digital Mapping and the History of Art” at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Workshop Description: Art historians have much to gain from the opportunities provided by digital mapping. Cartographic interfaces can help visualize the migration of artists, visual practices, and objects across and around extended geographic and temporal networks. Yet, mapping itself is a critical process, which entails a number of methodological challenges. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to get started with digital mapping, as a key research tool. We will discuss ways to discover and structure geospatial data and will introduce two different mapping platforms, Google Fusion Tables and Tableau, that can be used to craft both static and interactive maps.