Production and Organization of Digitalized Media for Medieval Studies and the History of Art

TitleProduction and Organization of Digitalized Media for Medieval Studies and the History of Art
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

There are two interconnected parts to this project. One focuses on the scanning and documentation of digitalized images of Medieval Art and making them available to a wider range of faculty and students through the open source platform of MDID2 to be held on the server of the Faculty of Arts ISIT. The MDID database will be easily searchable from a number of fields including keywords. The other aspect of the project is directed to the revamping of the Medieval Studies Website so that it can become a hub for access to more information and multimedia files including the aforesaid MDID image database (also documents, music, videos, 360° architectural views, web links, etc.), all related to material of interest to the interdisciplinary group that makes up Medieval Studies at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The project will fully insure that both the image database and the Medieval Studies Website can work in conjunction with WebCTNista teaching platforms.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorCarol Knicely
Year 1: Funded Amount55,780
Year 1: Team Members

Carol Knicely, Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVAT), Faculty of Arts
Michael Mao, AHVAT Visual Resources Centre
Ulrich Rauch, Arts ISIT, Faculty of Arts
Tim Wang, Arts ISIT, Faculty of Arts
Branco Peric, Arts ISIT, Faculty of Arts
Mark Vessey, Professor, English, Faculty of Arts
Arlene Sindelar, Medieval Studies Program Advisor, Faculty of Arts
Michael Treschow, Head, Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
Barry Magrill, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, Faculty of Arts / Sessional Lecturer, UBC Okanagan
Heather Muckart, MA Student, Art History, Faculty of Arts