Fall Business Meeting and Dinner

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By , October 24, 2012 11:03 am
The Visiting Committee to the Department of Art History

FALL BUSINESS MEETING Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street

4:00 PM Private Tour led by Bill Michel, Executive Director of the Logan Center

North Entrance

4:30 PM Business Meeting and Lecture, Mapping the Soundscape of Renaissance Florence: New Technologies in Architectural History featuring Niall Atkinson, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor

Seminar Terrace Room 801

6:30 PM Cocktails and Dinner joined by members of the Art History faculty and select graduate students, with a presentation by current student, Maggie Taft

Performance Penthouse

About the Lecture Niall Atkinson explores the relationship between architecture and experience in the Italian Renaissance city.  He has recently embarked on a collaborative project which allows researchers to combine historical data with historical maps, enabling users to explore Florence’s urban history in a virtual environment.  Working with Peter Leonard, Associate Director of Humanities Computing, Atkinson experiments with digitally mapping the soundscape of Florence in the 13th to 16th centuries as a way of understanding how Florentines experienced the city as a multi-sensorial phenomenon.  Together they have discovered new ways that digital technology can greatly enrich our understanding of the relationship between the production of works of art, architecture, and the communities that producedthem.

Please respond by Wednesday, November 1, to Audrey Carie
at acarie@uchicago.edu or 773.834.2502.
The University of Chicago

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