Currently, we have the following sites up-and-running:

  1. Computational Visual Aesthetics (http://sites.haa.pitt.edu/cva)
    • This site is the hub for information about the “Computational Visual Aesthetics” workshop that took place on November 13, 2015 at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
  2. Decomposing Bodies (http://sites.haa.pitt.edu/db)
    • This site is the hub for information about the digital humanities project Decomposing Bodies that concerns the system of Bertillonnage and its relationship to American penal history and the history of information management.
  3. Network Ontologies in the Early Modern World (http://networkontologies.org)
    • This site is the hub for information about the “Network Ontologies” workshop, held at the University of Pittsburgh on November 21-22, 2014. Aided by the participation of experts in linked data and information systems, the workshop was, and continues to be, an exercise in what Bruno Latour calls “practical ontology.”
  4. Ubiquitous Computing and Surveillance Culture (http://sites.haa.pitt.edu/ubicomp)
    • This site is the hub for information about the “Ubiquitous Computing and Surveillance Culture” workshop that took place on April 1, 2016 in the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
  5. Raceing the Museum (http://sites.haa.pitt.edu/raceingthemuseum/)
    • This site serves as the hub for the work initiated by a Mellon-funded workshop that took place in Pittsburgh the week of June 9-13, 2016. The participants are working on questions such as: How have museums, as collections and as institutions, created, supported, or challenged constructions of race and racial identity?  How are museums and their objects implicated in the history of slavery, indigenous peoples, and race relations?  How have museums represented and interpreted these issues?  How can and should their collections tell different stories?
  6. Botany Hall: Dioramas in Context (https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/botanyhall/)
    • This site is home to a collaborative project co-managed by Colleen O’Reilly (PhD candidate, Department of the History of Art and Architecture) and Aisling Quigley (PhD Student, School of Information Sciences). On this website, we explore questions about the role of crafted objects in the exchange of scientific knowledge and the ways that natural history museums expose or obscure the histories of their collection objects through exhibition didactics. The project considers the preceding questions in relation to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Botany Hall, bringing it into contact with objects from other institutions, and positioning it as a focal point for interdisciplinary expert knowledge.
  7. Itinera: A Guide (https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/itineraguide/)
    • This site is the hub for the companion guide to Itinera, a database and visualization tool used to track the movement of 18th- and 19th-century people and objects in the spirit of the Grand Tour. This companion guide provides information on how its back-end users interpret the muddy, historical information from the primary source and input it into the straightforward forms in the back-end of Collective Access, the digital platform that enables it. The guide demonstrates how to navigate the complexities of Itinera for both the user and non-user.