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  • Recording the Past and Looking to the Future

    January 29th, 2024 The Dictionary of Art Historians is always striving to improve. Our latest update to our site includes a move from Drupal to WordPress. This transition provides the opportunity for expanded functionality along with the addition of new…

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  • New Drupal 9 Website Launch

    The Dictionary of Art Historians is thrilled to announce the launch of its updated website, The site was updated from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 and is planned to be updated to Drupal 10 in 2023. The Dictionary of…

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  • New Interviews of Art Historians and Artists

    Thomas Hill has been interviewing and making available interviews of contemporary art historians and artists through his radio and blog page, Library Café on Poughkeepsie radio WVKR

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  • Humanities Professional Pathway Fellow Reflects on Work with the Dictionary

    For the past year, Emily Crockett has worked as a Humanities Professional Pathway Fellow and then Research Assistant with the Dictionary of Art Historians. In Spring 2020, she completed a dual Master’s degree in Art History and Information Science at…

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  • Art History’s History Gets a New History

    It’s rare that a new general history of art history appears.  The discipline is so flooded with narratives and partial narratives and metanarratives that few scholars would consider writing a general history of art history.  If anyone were capable, it…

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  • W. Eugene “Gene” Kleinbauer Dies

    W. Eugene Kleinbauer died in Bloomington, IN, where he had been professor of art history at Indiana University.  Though a Byzantinist, many considered him the father of art historiography in the United States While still a professor of art history at UCLA,…

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  • ‘Dictionary’ a Staple of Dissertation Scholarship

    According to ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Full Text (PQDT), fifty-four dissertations have cited the Dictionary of Art Historians in the last fourteen years, (2004-2018). The Dictionary has had a long history assisting scholars ever since it’s first electronic appearance in the 1990s but…

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  • Biographical Dictionary of Historic Art Historians Launches Rebirth

    Duke University, Durham, NC: A thirty-year-old resource emerged today as a modern reference tool for art history.  The Dictionary of Art Historians,, announced a new interface, data structure, and user options, the product of a year-long redesign.  The original…

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