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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied depictions of women in early modern Italian painting and digital archives and curation.
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.
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.
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 came into higher profile with the emergance of the internet as a scholarly research tool.
Duke University, Durham, NC: A thirty-year-old resource emerged today as a modern reference tool for art history. The Dictionary of Art Historians, www.arthistorians.info, announced a new interface, data structure, and user options, the product of a year-long redesign.