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Oct 7 2022

“Expansion and diversification of the narratives we tell about U.S. national parks through Digital Art History”

UIC Art History Colloquium

October 7, 2022

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chicago CST


Zoom event only, please email us at for link



Black and white image of a palm of a hand inscribed with algorithmic words

Dr. Avila will present on current efforts that engage data and technology in the development of Digital Art History projects. Beginning in 2016 with the project Mapping History Project: Stories of the Southwest that tells the story of Mexican descent communities of Arizona. Since then, Dr. Avila has been exploring and training toward the development of skills and abilities for Digital Art History projects. Today, she is working on a databases and a website that document and visualize the social and political factors relevant to the representations of national parks and diverse communities. This Digital Art History study grapples with questions about the dominance of particular canonical subjects in art history and national art. Dr. Avila will elaborate on this case study of digital art history and others to address how art and national parks are engaged as data and through technological platforms to visualize their roles within national systems and processes that have had impact on today’s social and political landscape.


Emmanuel Ortega

Date posted

Oct 4, 2022

Date updated

Oct 4, 2022