Spring 2015 Courses

 

In Spring 2015, the Wired! Lab is offering courses for first year students, upper class students, and graduate students. These courses cover a range of art historical and historical topics from prehistoric to modern times and across a number of geographic locales. Each course integrates one or more digital tools that enhance students’ understanding of course materials while also adding to their digital skill sets.

Read the brief synopses below to learn more about Spring 2015 courses. Read more about all courses Wired! offers here.

View projects completed in these courses here.

 

ARTHIST 89S-02 The Medieval Castle in Britain

course-s2015-medievalcastles-thumbThis first year seminar investigates the evolution of the British castle from the Norman Conquest through the end of the Tudor dynasty (i.e., 1066-1603). Students will use 3D modeling to map the location of castles in the British landscape, as well as make digital reconstructions (both external and internal) of how a vanished or ruinous castle would have appeared in its heyday. This course is open to first year students only. Read more.

Cross-listings: MEDREN 89S-01

Time & Location: Th 3:05-5:35pm| The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Digital Tools & Techniques: 3D modeling (Sketchup), Mapping (Neatline, etc.)

UPDATE 1/06/2015: This class is now full, but you can sign up for the special topics course.

ARTHIST 101D Introduction to Art History

course-s2015-introarthist-thumb-1The Introduction to Art History covers the History of Art from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. A significant part of the course concerns mapping the transportation of raw materials (ivory, tin, copper, for example) as well as objects acquired through colonial expropriation (such as obelisks). Read more.

Time & Location: MWF 10:05-10:55am | The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Digital Tools & Techniques: mapping (Neatline, etc.)

ARTHIST 290-01 The Medieval Castle in Britain

course-s2015-medievalcastles-thumb This special topics course, created by popular demand, investigates the evolution of the British castle from the Norman Conquest through the end of the Tudor dynasty (i.e., 1066-1603). Students will use 3D modeling to map the location of castles in the British landscape, as well as make digital reconstructions (both external and internal) of how a vanished or ruinous castle would have appeared in its heyday. This course is open to first year students only. Read more.

Cross-listings:

Time & Location: M 4:40-7:10pm| The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Digital Tools & Techniques: 3D modeling (Sketchup), mapping (Neatline, etc.)

ARTHIST 290-03 Rock, Paper, Chisel

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In this class, we will explore the historical contexts of works of medieval art, seeking to understand these works as they were meant to be seen and used–as part of architectural complexes or as functional objects rather than as museum artifacts. We will focus on the art of Western Europe from approximately 300-1400 AD with some consideration of that of the Middle East. Read more.

Cross-listings: MEDREN 290-1-01 | VMS 290S-01

Time & Location: TuTh 11:45am-1:00pm | Nasher 119

Digital Tools & Techniques: 3D modeling (Sketchup)

VMS 551LS-001 Visualizing Venetian Art

course-s2015-visualizingvenetianart-thumbThis seminar focuses on the art and architecture of Early Modern Venice. Much of the city changed over time, most notably with Napoleon’s entry into the city in 1789. Students will use the vast printed and visual resources related to history of Venice in order to develop digital projects that permit reconstructions of knowledge about its art and architecture, demolished structures, and altered spaces. Read more.

Cross-listings: ARTHIST 551LS-001 | ISIS 551LS-001

Time & Location: M 1:25-4:05pm | The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Digital Tools & Techniques: 3D modeling (Sketchup), mapping (Neatline, etc.)

HCVIS 581S-01 Historical & Cultural Visualization Proseminar 2

course-s2016-prosemii-thumbInteractivity and online content management with 2D and 3D imaging and interactive systems. Mini-projects based on existing and new research data from the Wired! Lab and elsewhere. Best practices for digital research project planning and collaboration. Theoretical topics include: critical digital heritage, virtuality and culture, information aesthetics, hypermedia information design. Proseminar 1 required. Read more.

Cross-listings: VMS 581S-01 | ISIS 581S-01

Time & Location: Tu 1:25-3:55pm | The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Digital Tools & Techniques: 2D & 3D imaging (Photoshop, photogrammetry, Sketchup, etc.), interactive systems (Unity, etc.) — specific tools subject to change.