Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Ph.D., University of Rochester 2000
M.A., University of Rochester 1996
M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington 1992
B.A., Williams College 1990
My primary teaching and research interest is in the intersection of digital humanities and media studies, especially in relation to spatial and immersive media forms. I am especially intrigued by the potential of augmented reality to invoke the presence of the past through lived experience in space and time, and have worked on archives-based projects focused on Durham, western NC mountain music, and Venetian architecture, among others. I also co-create video game based art installations with the Psychasthenia Studio, and engage in digital arts curation projects with the ACM SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.) In addition, as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, and of the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative, I have become increasingly focused on
the future of the university and the ways in which disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge is created, shared, and understood within higher education, libraries, museums, and the public sphere in the digital age.
ExpertiseSpatial media, mobile applications, media history, digital humanities, visualization, information science and information studies
Szabo, VE. "XYZN: Scale." Leonardo 46 (2013): 386-417. (Journal issue)
Szabo, VE. "Transforming Art History Research with Database Analytics: Visualizing Art Markets." Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 31.2 (October 2012): 158-175. (Academic Article)
Jenson, D, and Szabo, V. "Cholera in Haiti and Other Caribbean Regions, 19th Century." EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES 17.11 (November 1, 2011): 2130-2135. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy
Jenson, D, Szabo, V, and Team, TDFHIHHLSR. "Cholera IN Haiti." Ed. CFD Control and Prevention. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17 (November 2011). (Academic Article)
Jenson, D, Szabo, V, and Duke FHI Haiti Humanities Laboratory Student Research Team, . "Cholera in Haiti and other Caribbean regions, 19th century." Emerg Infect Dis 17.11 (November 2011): 2130-2135. Full Text Open Access Copy
A New Kind of Work: Articulating and Evaluating Excellence in Digital Scholarship (convener). Session sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Communications . Modern Language Association. January 15, 2015
he Lives of Places and Cities: New models of representation and their conceptual implications for the past and present (with Caroline Bruzelius). eminario Internazionale: Promosso dagli insegnamenti: Storia dell’architettura e Disegno edile.” Univer...
Visualizing the Past: Database-Driven Exploration in Hybrid Reality Systems. Digital Humanities Symposium - Florentia Illustrata. Center for Disciplinary Innovation. University of Chicago. January 2014