Smarthistory.org

07.16.09

I found out about Smarthistory.org on Flavorwire the other day and finally found the time to check it out. This is definitely a site that I will start showing to my students, although they could have more photographers. Hopefully this will change as the site continues to grow and others begin to add to it. Be sure to visit the blog, watch over 190 videos, and add your photos to the site’s Flickr group.

Smarthistory.org

Smarthistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon after, we embedded the audio files in our online survey courses. The response from our students was so positive that we decided to create a multi-media survey of art history web-book. We created audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized the files stylistically and chronologically, and added text and still images.”

– via Smarthistory.org

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One Response to “Smarthistory.org”

  1. Beth Harris Says:

    Thanks for the kind words about smarthistory! If you’re interested in contributing text or conversations about photography, let’s talk!


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