Getty Foundation Grant

Duke University’s Wired! Lab has received a grant of $140,000 from the Getty Foundation to support the Lab’s summer Digital Art History Institute, “Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling the Venice Ghetto.” The institute will take place at Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo, Venice from June 8 – 20, 2016. The grant was given as part of the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History Initiative.

Digital technologies for historical and cultural visualization are transforming the ways that scholars can study and represent works of art, as well as growth and change in urban spaces and buildings. The Wired! Lab at Duke University, Università Iuav di Venezia, the University of Padua, and Venice International University are collaborating on this summer workshop that will train art, architectural, and urban historians in the digital media that can enhance or transform their research questions and their capacity to communicate narratives about objects, places, and spaces to the public.

The course will engage with the Ghetto of Venice on the 500th anniversary of its creation as the case study for training in a variety of technologies and applications. The workshop will teach a range of skills in mapping, 3D modeling, mobile application development, and time-based media authorship to enable participants to engage historical questions with emerging digital tools. Instruction will be in English.