MIT Libraries logo MIT Libraries

MIT Logo Search Contact

Tag Archives: collaborations

AKDC Program Head to participate in kickoff of apprenticeship program of the Revolving Art Incubator in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria – From 12 – 13 July 2019, Revolving Art Incubator will host Michael Toler, Head of the Aga Khan Documentation Centre, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT) and Jelili Atiku, multimedia artist and Visiting Professor at Brown University, Kola Tubosun, writer, linguist and Founder of Yorubaname.com, Judith Okonkwo, Creative Director of Imisi 3D Lab and Oliver […]

AKDC’s LayerCake mapping tool now available to the public

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT),  is pleased to announce the public release of LayerCake, an interactive tool for mapping data points across time and space. The LayerCake project  was initiated by Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D., Head of Distinctive Collections at Arizona State University, and former AKDC@MIT Program Head, who served as the […]

AKDC Collaborates on Timeline Travel Project

In fall of 2018, the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT had the opportunity to contribute to an exciting new digital humanities project titled Timeline Travel. The aim of the project is to create an alternative teaching and learning tool for architectural history that taps into the visual learning capacities of today’s students. The Timeline […]

Audio from the AKDC/TALIM Seminar on Digital Documentation of Moroccan Cultural Heritage being made available online

In April Michael A. Toler, Archnet Content Manager, and Sharon C. Smith, Program Head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) traveled to Morocco for a workshop and seminar organized by AKDC@MIT and the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM).  Following these events Smith and Toler traveled to other cities in Morocco to discuss possibilities for […]

Roads, Routes and Networks: Projects for the Visualization of Art Historical Information

Digital Humanities Colloquium Harvard University, RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA Space and movement have always been fundamental for art history, through concepts such as -among others- center and periphery, roads for global exchange, or the experience of travel. Geographical Information Systems are transforming the traditional ways to visualize these disciplinary discourses about […]

Archnet Exhibition: Miss Kitty Lord and Her Egyptian Tours, 1908-1912

Now available on Archnet, an exhibition of postcards depicting Egypt in the early 20th century.  The exhibition features correspondence between the performer Miss Kitty Lord and admirers.  Kitty Lord “graced international stages with her singing burlesque acts from 1894 to 1915,” according to exhibition curator Gwendolyn Collaço, Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture […]