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.
The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object
“The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object” is 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).
American Art History Digitally
“American Art History Digitally” is a series of six digital art history articles on various aspects of nineteenth-century American art in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. To date, four articles have been published in the series:
- “Káma-Kapúska! Making Marks in Indian Country, 1833–34” (Autumn 2019)
- “Unintended Consequences: The American Art-Union and the Rise of a National Landscape School” (Spring 2019)
- “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)
- “Colleague Collectors: A Statistical Analysis of Artists’ Collecting Networks in Nineteenth-Century New York” (Spring 2018)
Objects in Motion
“Objects in Motion” is a series of interdisciplinary articles and features on cross-cultural dialogues between Britain and the United States in British Art Studies, published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). To date, two articles have been published in the series:
- “Postindustrialism and the Long Arts And Crafts Movement: between Britain, India, and the United States of America” (February 2020)
- “Transatlantic Transactions and the Domestic Market: Agnew’s Stock Books in 1894–1895” (May 2019)
Towards a More Inclusive Digital Art History
“Towards a More Inclusive Digital Art History” is a series of three digital art history articles on underrepresented or understudied constituencies in American art in Panorama. The call for proposals is now open and may be consulted on the Panorama website: https://editions.lib.umn.edu/panorama/article/cfp-terra-2-10-2020/
Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles workshop
Support for an international workshop linked to the Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles research project and online publication at the Getty Research Institute.