The first day of Building a Digital Portfolio started with a disciplinary existential crisis. With our diverse backgrounds, the discussion on disciplinary approaches quickly morphed into an effort to comprehensively define the field of art history and object-based inquires. The exercise served as a premonition of what the next two weeks will have in store for us: a nuanced interrogation and re-thinking of not only our research questions but also the ways in which we investigate them.
The first steps into the world of digital art history? Embracing social media platforms as a vehicle for participating within virtual scholarly discussions. These platforms facilitate dialogue as well as provide an opportunity for individuals to craft their own professional identity. Now is there any cure for twitter stage fright?