• Digital Art History for Beginners: The Spreadsheet

    Author(s):
    Nancy Ross
    Editor(s):
    Roopika Risam
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Intersectionality, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Visualization, Data, Digital pedagogy, Gender
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xmhg-zx25
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: In this assignment, Nancy Ross describes her approach to teaching at the intersections of gender and class in twentieth-century art history through data visualization. Drawing on data from the Armory Show of 1913 exhibition catalog, Ross engages her students in finding data, developing data sets, identifying sets of questions intended to promote intersectional inquiry, and digging into the data to begin finding answers for these questions. She also discusses making graphs to visualize the data, then building on them to create more complicated ones. Ross’s approach speaks to the challenges she has experienced while teaching topics like gender and sexuality at a conservative university in Utah and to her success with teaching digital art history through intersectional analysis. Instructors can draw on assignments such as these to give students the opportunity to challenge their own biases, prejudices, and deeply held beliefs about the intersections of identity categories within cultural production, whether in art history or in other disciplines.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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