SCI 4 Program
Architectural History (2006)
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Meet in Lobby of Marriott Courtyard for travel to Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
Sunday 4:30 – 6:15PM
Panel 1: Identifying and Describing the “Grand Challenges” of Digital Scholarship
This panel will lead a discussion of the significant high-level challenges facing scholars in the early 21st century, with critical focus on the core intellectual agenda of architectural historians and the impact of the availability, use, and evolution of new communication strategies and information technologies.
Panel Members: Abby Smith (Convener), Senior Advisor, UVa Scholarly Communication Institute Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University, President of the Society of Architectural Historians Willeke Wendrich, Associate Prof. Egyptian Archaeology, UCLA Steven Wheatley, American Council of Learned Societies Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian of Library Services, Library of Congress James Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia
Reception and Dinner [The Ivy Inn, 2244 Old Ivy Road; transportation will be provided]
Monday, July 31, 2006
Monday 8:00 – 9:00AM
Monday 9:00 – 10:30AM
Panel 2: Tools for Digital Scholarship: Foundations for New Methods and Knowledge in Architectural History
What information resources and technologies are used to study the built environment and how? What content is most important to architectural historians for research, teaching, and publication? Are there basic and advanced infrastructure needs that are not being met, e. g., presentation theaters, projection systems, persistence of digital content and applications?
Which new applications will be intrinsic to growth in the field – CAD, GIS, image databases, virtual reality and three-dimensional visualization? What are the challenges in creating them, using them, and providing for their long-term management by museums, libraries, and other stewards?
Panel Members: Jeffrey Cohen (Co-Convener), Senior Lecturer, Growth & Structure of Cities Program, Bryn Mawr Janet Temos (Co-Convener), Director, Educational Technology Center, Princeton Martha Thorne, Executive Director, The Pritzker Architecture Prize Ann Whiteside, Head, Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology James Shulman, Executive Director, ARTstor Madelyn Wessel, Special Advisor to the University Librarian, University of Virginia
Monday 10:30 – 11:00AM
Monday 11:00 – 12:30PM
Panel 3: Publishing and Dissemination: New Scholarship, New Technologies, New Directions
Digital technologies create diverse opportunities and challenges for publication, both in the redesign of traditional publications and in the emergence of entirely new forms of publication. This panel will focus on near-, mid-, and long-term needs and possibilities. How do the common developments seen in many disciplines – replacement of current paper publication with a digital version of the same publication; introduction of discrete experiments and innovative new forms of publishing; and the refinement and integration of these innovations into the publication/scholarship habits of scholars – map to this domain? What types of publications are needed for digital scholarship in this area? What would it take to include digital resources such as images in publications? What would it take to have such resources as visualizations and virtual reconstructions count for peer-reviewed publication? What are the issues involved in collecting, cataloging, and preserving new kinds of digital publications in libraries and museums and in making them easily accessible to users? What are the significant intellectual property issues?
Panel Members: Hilary Ballon, Professor, Columbia University Chuck Henry, Vice Provost & University Librarian, Rice University MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mark Saunders, Associate Director, Marketing and Sales, University of Virginia Press Jeffrey Cunard, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Michael Jensen, Director of Publishing Technologies, The National Academies Press
Monday 12:30 – 2:00PM
Monday 2:00 – 4:00PM
Panels 4, 5, and 6: The View from Campus: Current and Future Developments in Digital Architectural History
As new information technologies give rise to new research agendas and scholarly communication strategies, they are also changing the ways members of the higher education community interact on campus and across campuses. Three teams of institutionally-based innovators – senior and junior scholars, librarians, and technologists – will share their insights into how these challenges and opportunities can be engaged through new campus alliances, extramural collaborations, or actions taken in formal professional associations such as learned societies.
Panel 4: University of California, Los Angeles Diane Favro (Convener), Professor Christopher Johanson, UCLA ETC, Assoicate Director Margo Reveil, Director of Scholarly Interaction Terry Ryan, Associate University Librarian for the UCLA Electronic Library Lisa Snyder, Associate Director, UCLA’s Experimental Technologies Center
Panel 5: University of Virginia Lisa Reilly (Convener), Associate Professor Dean Abernathy, Associate Director John Dobbins, Professor of Art & Archeology Frasier Nieman, Director of Archeology, Monticello Will Rourke, Digital Media Specialist
Panel 6: Columbia University Hilary Ballon, Professor Gerald Beasley, Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library David Millman, Director, Systems Integration
Monday 4:00 -5:30PM
Demonstrations and Tour
4:00 – 4:45PM
Demonstrations of Digital Projects [Robertson Media Center, Clemons Library]
5:00 – 5:30PM
Tour of IATH Visualization Lab [Architecture School]
Reception and Dinner [OXO, 215 West Water Street; transportation will be provided]
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00AM
Tuesday 9:00 – 9:45AM
Panel 7: The Next Generation: Emerging Scholars
The preceding panels addressed many challenges facing architectural historians. These challenges were identified and scoped by an expert panel of scholars and academic leaders; further defined and addressed by diverse professionals with responsibility for creating, disseminating, and curating digitally based knowledge; and explored in depth by innovators with an institutional focus. The next generation of scholars and their colleagues will ultimately determine the shape the discipline’s response to these challenges and move the frontiers of knowledge further. A panel of emerging scholars will articulate their visions for where the field can and should go over the next ten years; what they see now as the greatest barriers to that dynamic; and which intellectual, professional, and infrastructure concerns demand the greatest attention.
Panel Members: Robert Kirkbride, Director of studio ‘patafisico’, Parsons The New School of Design Christopher Johanson, Graduate Student, UCLA Jeff Klee, Architectural Historian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Kelly Miller, Council on Library and Information Resources Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Virginia Will Rourke, Digital Media Specialist, University of Virginia Carolyn Yerkes, Doctoral Candidate in Art History at Columbia University, Columbia University
Tuesday 9:45 – 10:30AM
Panel 8: SCI Alumni
SCI 2 and SCI 3 were organized around institutional teams from several major universities including the University of Virginia, Indiana University, Duke University, Emory University, the University of Minnesota, and Georgetown University. Key members from institutional teams in Practical Ethics (SCI 2) and Institutional Strategies for Digital Humanities (SCI 3) will reflect with SCI 4 participants on learning from their total SCI experience.
Panel Members: Diane Parr Walker (Convener), Deputy University Librarian, University of Virginia James Childress, Director, Institute for Practical Ethics in Public Life, University of Virginia Linda Matthews, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Emory University
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00AM
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:30PM
Panel 9: SCI 4 Synthesis and Next Steps
SCI 4 places special emphasis on continuing, ongoing work after the introductory summer meeting. Our current expectation is to form two to three Action Teams that will take the next logical steps in advancing scholarly communication in architectural history in a digital age.
One team might leverage and facilitate the work of the SAH as it begins to create its digital future through its Image Database and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. This would be the first time the SCI is able to work so closely and productively with a professional society.
SCI 4 will have examined the global information resource needs of architectural historians, and whether these can be satisfied by building out the Image Exchange, adding extensions to ARTstor collections, or collaborating with new collection aggregations such as the Open Content Alliance. Another team might develop and facilitate a set of practical activities to move one of these strategies forward.
Panel Members: Richard Lucier (Convener), Director, UVA Scholarly Communication Institute Synthesis Therese O’Malley, National Gallery of Art, Society of Architectural Historians Don Waters, Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Next Steps Conveners, Panels 2 and 3 Bernie Frischer, Professor of Art History & Classics, Director of IATH, University of Virginia Robert Kirkbride, Director of studio ‘patafisico, Parsons the New School for Design Kate Wittenberg, Director, Electronic Publishing Initiative, Columbia University Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian, University of Virginia
Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00PM
Lunch and Concluding Conversations