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Mark Olson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708-0766
114 South Buchanan Blvd, A292 Smith Warehouse, Bay 9, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Fall 2024 Office Hours TBD  

Selected Publications


The art of imaging methods—using cutting edge radiological technology to uncover the secrets of ancient anatomical figurines

Journal Article Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences · May 1, 2021 Ivory anatomical figurines are thought to have been carved in Germany in the seventeenth or eighteenth century. While it is speculated that these figurines were used for the study of medical education, little is known about their origins. A precise underst ... Full text Cite

Interactive Exhibitions

Chapter · 2017 Curated exhibitions have long been the primary means by which the work of historians of urban and material culture has interfaced with the public. They are sites of translation, where the relatively specialized knowledge of experts meets an engaged public, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Wired! and Visualizing Venice: Scaling up Digital Art History

Journal Article Artl@s Bulletin · 2015 This article focuses on Visualizing Venice, an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural collaboration that engages in mapping, 3-D modeling, and multimedia representations of historical change in Venice, Italy. Through a “laboratory” approach that integrates stud ... Link to item Cite

Hacking the humanities: Twenty-first-century literacies and the ‘becoming-other’ of the humanities

Chapter · January 1, 2013 After a recent discussion with colleagues about the role of ‘practice’ in proposed revisions to our graduate curriculum, I sat down and listed all of the different practices that had consumed my time over the previous few days, focusing on those that I wou ... Full text Cite

Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface

Book · 2008 This volume originated in HASTAC’s first international conference, “Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface,” held at Duke University during April 19-21, 2007. “Electronic Techtonics” was the site of truly unforgettable conversations and encounter ... Open Access Cite