This is an event for ECRN members only. You can find out more about the network here.

This study day will introduce attendees to digital humanities theories and technologies and participatory research methodologies. Digital media raise ontological, epistemological, and theoretical questions within the humanities, affecting how historians visually and materially engage with art. Our keynote, a tour of the design lab at Cambridge, and two workshops on digital and participatory methodologies will prompt thinking around what these creative learning and research tools can provide the future of British art research. Beyond technical skills learning the sessions covers concepts such as algorithmic thinking; artificial intelligence; digital authorship; modelling; representation. The intent is to promote and grasp digital art history, its theories, practices, and applications to engage with art history and reflect on how the digital shapes the future of art while reflecting on participatory agency.

The timetable of the day is as follows:

10.00 Coffee
10.30 Keynote – Dr Kathryn Brown, Loughborough University
11.30 Tour of the Dyson Building and Digital Labs – Andy McDowall, Faculty of Art History and Architecture
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Workshop – Dr Leo Impett, Cambridge Digital Humanities
15.00 Workshop – Dr David Farrell-Banks, Fitzwilliam Museum
16.00 Close

We have funding to cover travel expenses for participants travelling within the UK. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please contact us before booking your travel (Alex Gushurst-Moore, and Nick Mols,

Image: Unknown artist, A Scene at Cambridge, ca. 1820, Pen black ink and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted to moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1996.16.3.