In tandem with its print publication program, the Terra Foundation supports initiatives that advance the intersection of digital humanities and the visual arts of the United States. These projects propose creative approaches to how emerging technologies may be applied to enhance the study of American art and disseminate research worldwide.
Since 2016, the Terra Foundation has supported the following digital publication initiatives:
- “American Art History Digitally,” a series of six digital art history articles on various aspects of nineteenth-century American art in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. To date, three articles have been published in the series:
- “Colleague Collectors: A Statistical Analysis of Artists’ Collecting Networks in Nineteenth-Century New York” (Spring 2018)
- “A Digital Recreation of the Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Contribution to the Early History of Public Art Museums in the United States” (Autumn 2018)
- “Unintended Consequences: The American Art-Union and the Rise of a National Landscape School” (Spring 2019)
- “The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object,” a special issue of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, published in summer 2016 and edited by Martina Droth (Yale Center for British Art) and Michael Hatt (University of Warwick). This project reconsiders the political, cultural, aesthetic, and material significance of one of the most well-known American sculptures of the nineteenth-century with the support of digital features including three-dimensional and zoom imaging, an interactive map and timeline, and visualized music score accompanied by sound.
- “Objects in Motion,” a series of interdisciplinary articles and features on cross-cultural dialogues between Britain and the United States in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal British Art Studies, published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). The first article in the series, “Transatlantic Transactions and the Domestic Market: Agnew’s Stock Books in 1894–1895,” was published in spring 2019.