Matthew Lincoln, PhD Art History and Digital Research

Projects

The projects below include both “traditional” art historical research, papers, and conference talks, as well as digital humanities endeavors and tutorials.

Select Publications

With Abram Fox, “The Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auction, 1780–1835”, _British Art Studies_, no. 4 (28 November 2016)

With Abram Fox, “The Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auction, 1780–1835”, British Art Studies, no. 4 (28 November 2016)

This paper draws on quantitative methods to explore the gradual emergence of a tightly scheduled auction season in London at the turn of the nineteenth century, focusing on the sale of paintings.

“Sources for Gerrit van Honthorst’s Italian Nickname,” _Source: Notes in the History of Art_ 35, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 244-249

“Sources for Gerrit van Honthorst’s Italian Nickname,” Source: Notes in the History of Art 35, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 244-249

A brief note on the non-existent archival evidence for Gerrit van Honthorst’s supposed contmpoerary nickname Gherardo delle Notti.

With Johanna Drucker, Anne Helmreich, and Francesca Rose, “Digital Art History: The American Scene,” _Perspective_, no. 2, 2015

With Johanna Drucker, Anne Helmreich, and Francesca Rose, “Digital Art History: The American Scene,” Perspective, no. 2, 2015

An interview with three American art historians about their perspectives on digital developments in the larger discipline.

Select Digital Projects

Modelling the (Inter)national Printmaking Networks of Early Modern Europe

Modelling the (Inter)national Printmaking Networks of Early Modern Europe

Presented at the 2015 Digital Humanities Conference in Syndey

Mapping Artistic Attention in Amsterdam, 1550-1750

Mapping Artistic Attention in Amsterdam, 1550-1750

Presented at the 2015 College Art Association Conference in New York, this project comes out of the work I did at the Kress Summer Institute for Digital Mapping and Art History.

Foreign and Domestic Interaction in the Early Modern Printmaking Network

Foreign and Domestic Interaction in the Early Modern Printmaking Network

Presented at the 2014 Sixteenth Century Society Conference in New Orleans, this poster shows preliminary results from my dissertation research on the network of print production in the early modern Netherlands.

Hierarchies of the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Hierarchies of the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

A D3-driven visualization of the Getty Research Institute’s Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Networks of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Networks of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exploring thematic connections between American artworks using network visualization.

Albrecht Dürer in Google Earth

Albrecht Dürer in Google Earth

A Google Earth visualization of part of Albrecht Dürer’s 1520 journey to the Netherlands.

Scraping the Smithsonian

Scraping the Smithsonian

A beginner Ruby script for downloading collection data from the Smithsonian Institution in bulk, and parsing it into well-formed JSON.

Select Research

Marvelous Mechanical Bodies in Sixteenth-Century Joyous Entries In Antwerp and Vienna

Marvelous Mechanical Bodies in Sixteenth-Century Joyous Entries In Antwerp and Vienna

Presented at the 2014 Renaissance Society of America conferece, this paper explores the mechanized performance of fealty by marvelous mechanical bodies in early modern joyous entries in northern Europe.

Magical Vision and Occult Text in Georg Bocskay’s and Joris Hoefnagel’s ‘Mira calligraphiae monumenta’

Magical Vision and Occult Text in Georg Bocskay’s and Joris Hoefnagel’s ‘Mira calligraphiae monumenta’

Presented at the 2013 Sixteenth Century Society Conference in San Juan, this paper explores the relationship between a curious illuminated calligraphy book in the collections of Rudolf II and his study of magic and the occult.

Patriotic and Religious Geographies in Emanuel de Witte’s Church Paintings

Patriotic and Religious Geographies in Emanuel de Witte’s Church Paintings

A paper examining the intersection of civic pride and memory in paintings by Emanuel de Witte. Versions presented at the 2011 University of Indiana, Bloomington Graduate Art History Symposium, and the 2012 Medieval and Early Modern interdisciplinary conference “Geographies of Desire” at the University of Maryland, College Park.