During the summer of 2014, the Kress Foundation supported a Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History at Middlebury College. The Institute was led by Paul B. Jaskot (DePaul University) and Anne Kelly Knowles (Middlebury College) and emphasized how digital mapping of art historical evidence can open up new veins of research in art history as a whole. The Institute was attended by fourteen art historians at various stages in their careers, each with unique art historical expertise. The following article, published in ARTL@S Bulletin, reports on the Institute and suggests how research questions in art history can complement digital mapping methods. It concludes with three case studies of spatial questions in art history and discusses the Fellows’ use of GIS to explore examples from Qing Dynasty China, medieval Gotland, and contemporary New York City.
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