Dawn Kanter publishes paper on Digital Humanities

Congratulations to Dawn on publishing her paper!

In September 2022, Dawn presented her doctoral research at the biennial Digital Humanities Congress, hosted by the Digital Humanities Institute (University of Sheffield). The conference ‘promote[d] the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities’ and comprised papers ‘from disciplines across the arts, humanities and heritage domains’.

The conference proceedings have now been published. They include Dawn’s paper, outlining her digital humanities approach to twentieth-century British portraiture. In the paper, Dawn explains how she developed a portrait-sitting ontology and portrait-sitting database. She also explains how she used these digital research objects: to reinterpret particular portraits, to support new groupings of portraits, and to propose a new periodisation of portraiture.