Art History Teaching Resources

Peer-populated resources for art history teachers

Participatory Learning in the Art History Classroom

Guest Author: Ioana Literat As an academic with a very mixed disciplinary heritage–I come from a film studies background, I’m completing a PhD in communication, and I research art!–I’ve been … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art History Selfie: Art Where You Live

  Guest Author: Stacie Widdifield I am contributing this as a response to Hallie Scott’s great post on her art history Instagram assignment. I teach a 3-week online western survey in … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Art of Skipping Centuries

Guest author: Olivia Powell This semester, I will practice the art of skipping centuries on the 6th floor of Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University. I have been honing this unusual … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Review: “MyArtsLab” (for Stokstad and Cothren’s “Art History”)

Guest Author:  Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Assistant Professor of Art History at Kent State University at Stark [Ed. note: We at AHTR–and this week’s author–are deeply invested in free, open access resources for students and … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 26 Comments

Back to School: AHTR Fall 2014

And here we are again….Fall semester. We could write something trite such as, “where did the summer go?” But wait! “Where DID the summer go?” AHTR is very excited about … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for Participation

AHTR is pleased to send out the second Call for Participation. The new site will launch sometime in September and the lectures we received in response to the first Call … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Race-ing Art History: A Case Study in applying ePortfolios to a First Year Seminar

Guest Author: Ellen C. Caldwell Last fall, I taught a first year seminar using electronic portfolios, or eportfolios. At the university where I work, I serve as the director of assessment … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

#arthistory: Instagram and the Intro to Art History Course

Guest author:  Hallie Scott From museum selfies to the digital humanities instagram has become a major force in the art world. Artists now cultivate ‘instagram practices’, art institutions have thousands … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hemingway: A Simple Online Tool for Better Short-Form Writing (Museum 2.0)

Guest Author: Nina Simon [Ed. note: Here’s an app–Hemingway–that might be of interest when fall course prep starts to loom. Nina writes on its application in museums here, but cross-over … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

From Paris to New York: Summarizing my first year behind the lectern

Guest author: Johanna Sluiter Having answered all of my students’ emails and submitted their grades to the Registrar, I have officially completed my first year of undergraduate teaching. My feelings, … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is There a Traditional Definition of Art History Anymore?

Guest author: Rebecca Herz In mid-May, I finished my first semester teaching undergraduate art history classes, one of which was a survey course covering Western art from the 14th through 20th … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 27 Comments

summer reading……

AHTR continues to grow and flourish. We have been blessed with receiving a second grant, which has enabled us to hire three copy editors who will assist with getting the … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Curating the Classroom (or In Situ Teaching)

Guest author: Randall Edwards Confronted with the problem of students who were often unable to visit a museum during the semester, Karen Shelby discussed the merits of using video to … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching Outside of Your Subject Area

Contributions by: Jenn Ball, Erika Nelson, Ana Perry, Lisa Tannenbaum, Trinity Martinez, and Abigail Lapin. On two occasions, the Art History Department at the CUNY Graduate Center has offered a practicum … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hanging Out with AHTR

Author: Ginger Spivey This spring AHTR will begin a series of on-line discussions, using Google+ Hangouts as a way to get together virtually and talk about teaching art history.  If … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Introducing AHTR’s new Contributing Editors

We are so excited that AHTR is growing by leaps and bounds. In the coming months, we’ll be debuting a new site design and a ton of expanded content written … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Art History 2.0: Wölff brings us into the 21st century

Guest author: Greg Bryda [Ed. Note: We saw Greg’s project on and loved that an art historian was taking on the digital and the entrepreneurial–and we thought that as his … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Taking Note of Art History

Guest Author: Sooran Choi Note-taking is undoubtedly an important skill to possess. Studies have shown that classroom note-taking is part of effective learning, and enhances memory. However, the question I would … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Team-based Learning for Art Historians

Guest authors: Jennifer Ball and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank Recently we participated in a workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Brooklyn College, a process where your students are divided into permanent teams … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Teaching ain’t just lectures and exams.” On Letters of Recommendation…

Guest author: Alexis Carrozza I wrote my first letter of recommendation about seven or eight years ago when I was a teaching assistant while pursuing my M.A. in art history. … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Plagiarism Chronicles….

Guest author: Cara Jordan  [Plagiarism (1621) from L.plagiarius "kidnapper,seducer, plunderer," used in the sense of "literary thief."] It’s mid-semester.  By now, our survey students are getting into the swing of things – they’ve turned in a few assignments, and … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Museum Object Portfolio Assignment

Guest author: Elise Smith, Professor of Art History, Millsaps College Most of us have had some experience teaching with art “in the flesh” – in museums or galleries – rather … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Making History: Wikipedia Editing as Pedagogical and Public Intervention

Guest Authors: Alexandra Thom and Saisha Grayson On the first Saturday in February, the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art hosted an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in partnership with … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

AHTR reports back from THATCamp CAA

Guest authors: Nancy Ross, Ginger Spivey & Hussein Keshani This February was the second time that THATCamp (the Humanities and Technology Camp) came to CAA and provided a platform for … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rubrics: Why Use Them?

Author: Meechal Hoffman There will be a few posts that will follow this one that will go into more detail on what makes up a good rubric, and on some … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Teaching for the first time? Read “Purposeful Pedagogy”

  Ed. note: Much like AHTR, but non-art history specific, Purposeful Pedagogy is a grassroots peer-led group that actively supports pedagogical inquiry for higher education teachers. PP is specifically geared … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get involved with THATCamp CAA 2014!

Author: Michelle Millar Fisher I’m co-organizing the second ever THATCamp at the College Art Association annual conference (CAA) in Chicago this year, and I’m getting excited. We’ve got a great … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bringing the museum into the art history classroom

Author: Karen Shelby AHTR aims to facilitate the exchange of a number of pedagogical resources. One of the first components uploaded to the site was the museum films, but they … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

AHTR takes on 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome, for many of you, to spring semester. We are excited about all that is planned for AHTR in the coming months: new collaborations in teaching content … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Call for Kress-funded AHTR Collaborators!

This year has been a great one for AHTR, not least because of the amazing community that has blossomed around it.  AHTR’s “year” actually began in February 2013 with the … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

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