Guest Blog // Navigating Space and Place: Digital Cartography in the Classroom

As art historians, we understand that the use of “space” within an artwork’s composition is just as important as a work’s “place” within a global or national context. This blog post will explore applications of StorymapJS–a free digital javascript tool developed by Northwestern University’s Knightlab–as a way for students to explore these interconnected concepts. I will present two possible project-based applications of the tool. The first will focus on collaboratively mapping works of art with an emphasis on relationships of geography and local history; the latter will treat the surface of a work of art as a map and encourage students label points of interest in an exploration of surface detail and overall composition. The post will briefly close with some personal reflections on implementing these projects in the classroom.

Navigating Space and Place: Digital Cartography in the Classroom,” AHTR Weekly, Art History Teaching Resources (March 31, 2017)

Date
October 16, 2016
Client
Art History Teaching Resources, AHTR Weekly

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