Diane Zorich, author of a pioneering Kress Foundation report on the state of art history and technology, began the day with an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing art historians in the digital age.
Johanna Drucker of UCLA continued with a fascinating and blazing-fast overview of where digital humanities projects stand now. She called for a focus on portals and platforms over projects, which are already numerous and varied in quality. Some examples:
Johanna made the point that many digital humanities sites (especially those long in the tooth) are, frankly, ugly. By contrast, a new site, Mapping French Gothic, is a model of beauty and functionality. It's also highly accessible to non-specialists.