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Watkins, Alexander Associate Professor

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  • My research focuses on: Expanding the availability of art research worldwide through open access, the use of emerging technology and the digital humanities in art scholarship, and methods for critical, engaging and effective teaching of information and visual literacies, especially around topics such as the connection between fair use and ethics as well as the intersection of critical source evaluation with social power and authority.

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  • information literacy, threshold concepts, art librarianship, fair use, digital humanities, scholarly communications, open access, emerging technologies in libraries, baroque art & architecture

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Teaching

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  • ARTH 4029 - Art History Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    In this class we will investigate how art scholarship is formed and organized; learn to expertly navigate the vast array of art research resources; and explore advanced techniques for searching both online and offline sources of art information. We will work to develop a critical understanding of our own research processes and reflect on the tools and techniques that lead to both expert research and successful participation in art discourse. Same as LIBR 4029 and ARTH 5029.
  • ARTH 5029 - Art History Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    In this class we will investigate how art scholarship is formed and organized; learn to expertly navigate the vast array of art research resources; and explore advanced techniques for searching both online and offline sources of art information. We will work to develop a critical understanding of our own research processes and reflect on the tools and techniques that lead to both expert research and successful participation in art discourse. Same as ARTH 4029 and LIBR 4029.

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