Professor Janine Barchas, University of Texas
“DIGITIZING THE EPHEMERAL: RECONSTRUCTING MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS ATTENDED BY JANE AUSTEN”
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Professor Barchas will take us through the making of a major digital humanities project, the digital gallery What Jane Saw, which offers a room-by-room reconstruction of two public art spectacles witnessed by Jane Austen. The site allows a modern visitor to walk through the Shakespeare Gallery as it looked in 1796 or tour the Sir Joshua Reynolds retrospective held in 1813. Professor Barchas will give a curator’s tour of both digital exhibitions and explain the method and research behind the gallery and its historical reconstructions. She will also discuss her team’s current work with Virtual Reality.