Digital Art History Index

Last updated August 4th, 2017.

  • Artstor

    More than 1.9 million high-quality images for education and research from a wide variety of contributors around the world.

    Subject: Art History
    Category: media database
    Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • DH Commons

    DHCommons, an initiative of centerNet, is an online hub focused on matching digital humanities projects seeking assistance with scholars interested in project collaboration

    Category: research database, web group
    Sponsor: collaborative
  • DH 101

    Based on the Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH101) course at UCLA, taught by Johanna Drucker (with David Kim) in 2011 and 2012, this online coursebook (and related collection of resources) is meant to provide introductory materials to digital approaches relevant to a wide range of disciplines.

    Category: online coursebook, digital publication
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: UCLA
  • Digital Humanities Best Practices

    The Digital Humanities Best Practices page is a work in progress. It collects resources intended to help students navigate the quickly-evolving world of digital humanities. New resources will be posted here as they become available.

    Subject: Art History
    Category: general resource, blog
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: IFA
  • Zotero DH Group

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. This link is to a web group on the Zotero website with DH Sources.

    Category: web group
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
    Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Pietro Mellini's Inventroy in Verse, 1681

    A collaborative digital working environment—and resulting publication—that captures the research behaviors and conversations of scholars and that links to relevant databases (such as the Getty’s Union List of Artist Names) and other digital resources, thereby creating a network of knowledge.

    Subject: Renaissance, Art History
    Category: research tool, educational tool, digital publication
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Getty Research Institute
    Sponsor: Getty Research Institutue
  • Dirt (Digital Research Tools)

    The DiRT Directory aggregates information about digital research tools for scholarly use

    Category: research tool, research database, general resource
    Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE)

    The IDRE mission is to support, advance and guide a campus-wide program to position UCLA as a world leader in research and education in computational thinking.

    Category: institutional website
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: UCLA
  • Smithsonian X 3D

    Smithsonian X 3D launches a set of use cases which apply various 3D capture methods to iconic collection objects, as well as scientific missions. These projects indicate that this new technology has the potential not only to support the Smithsonian mission, but to transform museum core functions.

    Subject: Art History, Archeology
    Category: media database, educational tool
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution
  • The Virtual Hampson Museum

    This website represents a Virtual Museum of 3D artifacts selected from the collections at the Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson, Arkansas.

    Subject: Pre-Columbian, Archeology
    Category: media database, institutional website, mapping
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: University of Arkansas
    Sponsor: Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
  • 3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter)

    3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an open-source software package for the creation of interactive Web presentations of high-resolution 3D models, oriented to the Cultural Heritage field.

    Category: software
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione
    Sponsor: National Research Council of Italy
  • Cenobium

    CENOBIUM (Cultural Electronic Network Online: Binding up Interoperably Usable Multimedia) is a multimedia presentation of Romanesque cloister capitals from the Mediterranean region. High-resolution digital photographs, 3-D models, and panoramas will virtually link the capitals to their original surroundings, thus representing them within their original architectural and conceptual contexts.

    Subject: Romanesque, Medieval
    Category: media database, research tool
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
    Sponsor: Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione
  • Google Arts and Culture

    The Google Cultural Institute is "an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations." As of June 2013, the Cultural Institute included over 6 million items - photos, videos, and documents.

    Subject: Art History, History
    Category: media database
    Sponsor: Google Inc.
  • Digital Karnak

    The Digital Karnak Project aims to make the site of Karnak more accessible to students and instructors in the English-speaking world. The features of this website have been designed to provide college classrooms (and the interested public) with easily accessible, up-to-date, expert material relating to the temple precinct.

    Subject: Egyptian, Archeology
    Category: project website, educational tool
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: UCLA
    Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Digital Pompeii

    The Digital Pompeii Project is a joint venture of the Classical Studies Program, the Humanities Program, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology at the University of Arkansas. Its goal is the creation of a comprehensive database for visual art and material culture at Pompeii; the database will be linked with 3D models of the city that can be explored in real time.

    Subject: Ancient Roman, Archeology
    Category: project website, media database, educational tool
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: University of Arkansas
  • From Brick to Marble: Did Augustus Really Transform Rome?

    Working site has a very useful model of Augustan Rome throughout Augustus' reign using ArcGIS.

    Subject: Ancient Roman, Archeology
    Category: project website, mapping, digital publication
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: UCLA
  • Rome Reborn

    Rome Reborn is an international initiative whose goal is the creation of 3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome from the first settlement in the late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.) to the depopulation of the city in the early Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 550).

    Subject: Ancient Roman
    Category: project website, mapping
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: UVA, UCLA, Reverse Engineering Lab at the Politecnico di Milano, Ausonius Institute of the CNRS, University of Caen.
    Sponsor: Frischer Consulting
  • Jerusalem Archeological Park and the Davidson Center

    The Davidson Center offers the visitor an in-depth archaeological and historical introduction to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park by means of an exhibition of archaeological objects, augmented by visual, textual and audio information. One of the highlights of this modern facility is a real-time virtual reality reconstruction of the Herodian Temple Mount as it stood prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE. Real-time technology allows users to interact with the computer environment, enjoying freedom of movement as in the physical world.

    Subject: Ancient Near Eastern, Ancient Roman
    Category: project website
    Sponsor: Israel Antiquities Authority
  • Open Street Map

    OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. The map is open data, unlike Google, and you are free to use it for any purpose as long as you credit OpenStreetMap.

    Category: mapping
  • Palladio

    Palladio is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data.

    Category: mapping, data visualization, software
    Academic Institutional Affiliation: Stanford University