Tag Archives: Art History
Siphnian Treasury, c. 530 B.C.E., Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, Greece

Smarthistory featured in Education Week

We wanted to highlight the terrific article by Leo Doran in Education Week on changes in the art history classroom, “Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes.” Leo’s article highlights the way that new tools and gorgeous high-resolution images can make art history so much more engaging for students. Figuring out how to virtually “transport” these […]

Beth in the Abbey of Fontenay

Just what is Smarthistory?

When we founded Smarthistory we focused on the needs of our students and the potential of the web for learning and dissemination—we never asked ourselves “what are we?,” “what should Smarthistory be like?” Perhaps as a result, we don’t often turn up on lists of open textbooks, or digital museum resources, or digital humanities (or digital […]

“Can I Use This?” How Museum and Library Image Policies Undermine Education

Is the discipline of art history (together with museums and libraries) squandering the digital revolution? We’re not the only ones with this concern. Just last week James Cuno wrote a short article, “How Art History is Failing the Internet” and WIlliam Noel tweeted, “Calling on all other great libraries; follow @britishlibrary‘s example. Free your images!” […]