As many of you know, we have been working on creating a “sister” site to this blog—smARThistory.org/site. We hope to create a dynamic multimedia enhancement (or even substitute) for the static art history textbook. We think the big traditional textbooks, which try to create a one-size-fits-all solution but too often create a generalized narrative are simply too expensive and not very engaging. We are looking for art historians interested in contributing to the smARThistory site. We are less interested in original scholarship, than in effective teaching content which uses the more personal voice that we tend to use in the classroom. Collaborations are also welcome, as we have discovered that conversations are a remarkably effective way to teach students how to look at and analyze a work of art. If you are interested in contributing text and/or audio/video, please email beth_harris [at] gmail.com and drszucker [at] gmail.com with a brief C.V. and the topic to which you would like to contribute.
Beth Harris & Steven Zucker