Welcome to CHArt's web site. CHArt was established in 1985 by art and design historians who happened also to be computer enthusiasts. Initially a forum for the exchange of ideas between people who were using computers in their research, the largely academic membership was soon augmented by members from museums and art galleries, as well as individuals involved in the management of the visual and textual archives and libraries relevant to the subject.
CHArt is a society open to all who have an interest in the application of computers to the study of art and design. We hold an annual conference and publish the conference proceedings, run an email discussion list and keep in contact with our members through a newsletter. CHArt also sponsors the World Wide Web Virtual Library for History of Art. You will find further details of all our publications and activities on this web site.
- Seeing... Vision and Perception in a Digital Culture (CHArt 2008)
- Digital Archive Fever (CHArt 2007)
- Fast Forward - Art history, curation and practice after media (CHArt 2006)
- Theory and Practice (CHArt 2005)
- Futures Past: Twenty Years of Arts Computing (CHArt 2004)
- Abstracts from earlier conferences (2003-1997)
- Theory and Practice (CHArt 2005 conference)
- Futures Past: Twenty Years of Arts Computing (CHArt 2004 conference)
- Convergent Practices: New Approaches to Art and Visual Culture (CHArt 2003 conference)
- Digital Art History? Exploring Practice in a Network Society (CHArt 2002 conference)
- Digital Art History - A subject in Transition (CHArt 2001 conference)
- Moving the Image: Visual Culture and the New Millennium (CHArt 2000 conference)
- Digital Environments: Design, Heritage and Architecture (CHArt 1999 conference)
CHArt's annual conferences - read abstracts of papers from our recent conferences.
CHArt's email discussion list (Joining instructions & message archives)
Electronic CHArt: Teaching, Images, Internet - CHArt's first online project.