History of Art and Architecture

Kate Joranson and Alison Langmead Colloquium

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Room 202 Frick Fine Arts

Toolshops in the Department of History of Art and Architecture: Responsive Teaching and Learning outside the Classroom

Kate Joranson (Frick Fine Arts Library) and Alison Langmead (Department of History of Art and Architecture)

Please join us for a conversation about the student-centered “toolshops” which have been co-sponsored by the Frick Fine Arts Library and the Visual Media Workshop (VMW) over the past two academic years. These events have been exploratory workshops, held in the VMW, that have encouraged the graduate students of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture (and beyond) to think more deeply not only about their choice of research tools (such as bibliographic or image management software or web-based timelines), but also to be more proactive about the methods and techniques they employ when they perform their work. Kate and Alison will present how these toolshops have gone, discuss their pros and cons, and also elicit ideas about their future. Those who have attended the events are especially welcome to join and give feedback.