Bethany Farrell studies sixteenth-century Italian art, centering her dissertation on the painter Bronzino and the bureaucracy and transnational exchange of Duke Cosimo I’s court. Her interest in visualizing the complicated networks formed by the Florentine court through art led her to digital humanities. In 2015, she participated in a Getty-funded institute on digital art history at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Through the institute and her own initiative, she has experience with many different digital humanities techniques, including mapping (Carto, Neatline, and Map Warper), network analysis (Palladio), and web publishing (Omeka and Scalar). With networking and mapping visualizations tools as her main focus during her dissertation, Bethany is excited to be an extern at Temple’s Digital Scholarship Center for 2017-2018.
Since beginning her graduate studies in the Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art in 2011, Bethany has received the Gretchen Worden Memorial Travel Stipend given by the Museum Council of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, a departmental Eakins Fund Travel Scholarship, and the Tyler School of Art Dean’s Art History Doctoral Research Grant as well as presenting her master’s thesis research at the Renaissance Society of America. Bethany was awarded the Temple University Graduate School Summer Research Grant in 2016 and was Temple University’s Rome Fellow in Spring 2017.