Digital Teaching Projects: Methods of Art History Knowledge Base

For six semesters students of Methods of Art History have been contributing to the ARTH 301 Knowledge Base, an ever-expanding resource for and written by undergraduate art history majors at Williams College.  Students submit their final written projects to the Knowledge Base which was created in Omeka digital publishing software.  Depending upon the professor and the semester, the writings have taken a variety of forms, including modules for introductory art history courses, projects originating from the William College Museum of Art’s Pink Art exhibition, and self-critiques of previous papers written at Williams.  There are several ways to access the Knowledge Base including a tag cloud, browsing by course or image, or clicking the thumbnails of the most recent semester’s postings featured on the home page.  Throughout the course of their studies, students can access writings, bibliographies, and images contributed by their peers.  For reasons of copyright and privacy, the Knowledge Base is only accessible to student contributors and Art faculty and staff.