Digital Art History at the Crossroads
Information and Communications Technologies, and more specifically online digital media, are revolutionizing the ways to produce and disseminate scientific knowledge. Humanities and social sciences -art history among them- are not alien to this process. The new challenges and opportunities have already generated a body of thinking and abundant case studies. Many of these applications have been exploratory, disconnected, and short-lived, but nonetheless very stimulating. This essay offers a report on the state of the conversation: a meeting at the crossroads, briefly outlining debates, agreements and disagreements, (dis)continuities with the broader framework of the discipline, and future perspectives.