Justine De Young, History of Art, discussed the creation of the Fashion History Timeline in an article on the website of Art History Teaching Resources, a peer-populated platform for educators who use visual and material culture in their teaching practice. The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe. It was begun in fall 2015 as a project of FIT’s History of Art department, with content contributed by students and faculty.
De Young’s article promotes the idea of using content from students’ research papers to preserve it and share it with a global readership, while also teaching students digital publishing skills. She shared lessons learned from the project including how to choose the right platforms and providing students with writing models to help them create accessible and consistent content.
For more information, contact De Young, (212) 217-4665.