Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM, BM
Former Dean and Professor, School of Information
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1T9jDI4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
My research and experience focus on Information science, digital culture, archives, museums and libraries and with interdisciplinary work as a musicologist, manuscript palaeographer, curator, flute performance, writer and poet.
Digital Interaction Matters by T. Giannini 2017
Seeing digital in the museum Brings meaning and reasonBright lightsRising to new heightsSo many colors and shadesReal life seems to fadeDigital art Touches my heartSees me and interactsI matter in the museumI'll be coming back
Poem: Ode to Hope by Tula Giannini - on to the War in Ukraine
Poem: Beyond Human by Tula Giannini - from EVA London Conference Symposium.
Dean Giannini speaking at student orientation at Pratt iSchool, 2017
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
Giannini, T. and Bowen J.P. The Digital Renaissance from da Vinci to Turing, Museologia & Interdisciplinaridade Vol. 10, nº Especial, dez. de 2021
Giannini, T and Bowen, J.P. Museums at the Crossroads: Between digitality, reality and Covid-19. Symposium, EVA Florence 2021 https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/2g567/
Bowen, J.P. and Giannini, T. Digitality: A Reaity Check. EVA London 2021. Computer Arts Society, BCS. https://www.scienceopen.com/document/read?vid=a265e7ec-a396-4bd7-a5ad-2ddf321f6400
Bowen, JP, Beyond Human: Arts and identity between reality and virtuality in a post-Covid-19 world. J.P., Giannini, T., Falconner, R., Magruder, T., and Marconi, E. Processing of EVA London 2021, Computer Arts Society, BCS. https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.2
Bowen, J.P. and Giannini, T. Computational Culture and A.I.: Challenging human identity and curatorial practice. EVA London 2020 Conference. Conference Proceedings. https://www.scienceopen.com/document_file/bb0670c5-3aa1-4f0d-9612-f38408707415/ScienceOpen/001_Bowen.pdf
Giannini, T. and Bowen, J.P. The Digital Renaissance from da Vinci to Turing. EVA Florence 2020 Conference, May 2020. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340000301_The_Digital_Renaissance_from_da_Vinci_to_Turing ; https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/h5fm4/
Giannini, T. and Bowen, J.P. Computing the Future: Digital Encounters in art and science when da Vinci meets Turing. EVA London, 2020. https://www.scienceopen.com/document_file/42deecde-573f-483f-b55e-928b689f35df/ScienceOpen/016_Giannini.pdf; https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/729ds/
Giannini, T. and Bowen, J.P. Art and Design Activism at Museum in a Post Digital World. EVA London Conference, July 2019, BCS. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334642864_Art_and_Activism_at_Museums_in_a_Post-digital_World
Bowen, JP and Giannini, T. et al. Digital Art, Culture and Heritage: New constructs and Consciousness. EVA London Conference, July 2019.
Giannini, T. and Bowen, JP. Museums and Digital Culture Digital Culture: New Research and Perspectives. Springer, 2019. Review: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09647775.2019.1661098?journalCode=rmmc20; https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/729ds/
Giannini, T. and Bowen, JP. Of Museums and Dgitial Culture: A Landscapte View. EVA London Conference, July 2018, BCS.
Bowen, J.P., Giannini, T., et al. States of Being: Art and Identity in Digital Time and Space. EVA London, 2018. Symposium. BCS.
Giannini, T. Museums and the Evolving Digital Landscape. MATCONS 2017, Matter and Materials for Heritage Conservation), Conference paper, Craiova, Romania. 18-22 September 2017. Published proceedings, pp.55-61.
Giannini, T. and Bowen, J.P. Life in Code and Digits, When Shannon Met Turing. Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA) Annual Conference Proceedings, British Computer Society, London, July, 2017.
Bowen, J.P. Giannini, T. and Polmeer, Gareth. Coded Communication: Digital Senses and Aesthetics, Merging Art and Life. Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA) Annual Conference Proceedings, British Computer Society, London, July, 2017.
Giannini, T and Bowen, J.P. Curating Digital Life and Culture: Art and Information. Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA) Annual Conference Proceedings, British Computer Society, London, July, 2016.
Giannini, T and Bowen, J.P. Galois Connections: Mathematics, Art, and Archives. Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA) Annual Conference Proceedings, British Computer Society, London, July, 2015.
Giannini, T. Through digital culture, museums share scholarship and augment experience to engage visitors and build community. Kings College London, Department of Digital Humanities, Symposium on Public Engagement, June 2015.
Giannini, T. and J.P. Bowen. A New York Museums and Pratt Partnership: Building Web Collections and Preparing Museum Professionals. Museums and the Web 2015, Chicago. Conference Proceedings.
Giannini, T. and J.P. Bowen. The Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website: Brooklyn's Museum and Libraries Collaborate for Project CHART." Museums and the Web, Baltimore, April 2014. Conference proceedings. http://mw2014.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/the-brooklyn-visual-heritage-website/
Giannini, T. and J.P. Bowen. Digitalism: the New Realism? Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA) Annual Conference, British Computer Society, London, July 2014.
Giannini, T. Showing Documents, Telling History: Creating New Narratives from Archival Discoveries. Strand Conference, Kings College London, Department of Digital Humanities. June 27, 2014. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/eventrecords/2014/Symposiumpratt.asp
Giannini, T. The Raoux Family of Master Horn Makers in France: New Documents and Perspectives. Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society. 2014. (see pdf below)
Giannini, T. and Bowen, J.P. The Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website, Brooklyn's Museum and Libraries Collaborate for Project CHART. Conference proceedings. Museums and the Web, Baltimore, April 2014, http://mw2014.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/the-brooklyn-visual-heritage-website/
Giannini, T. Making Connections: Collaboration in Research and Practice. King's College London sponsored by the ARHC, Friday 10th January, 2014, "Pratt Institute Partners with Brooklyn’s Museums and Libraries for Research, Education and Creating th Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website"
“The Raoux Family of Master Horn Makers in France.” Oxford University, Galpin Society Conference, July 25, 3013, and the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society (JAMIS) 2014.
Giannini, T. Visualizing Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website. EVA (Electronic Visualization and the Arts) London 2013 Conference at the British Computer Society, July 29, 2013. Link to the EVA conference paper.
Giannini, T. Pedagogy for Cultural Institutions and Corporations: New Contexts and Perspectives for the Digital World. Ravensbourne Conference on Research and Pedagogy, July 10, 2013.
Giannini, T. How Brooklyn’s Libraries and Museums Collaborate to Create a new Digital Cultural Heritage Resource: The Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website. Strand Symposium, Kings College London, June 27, 2013.
Giannini, T. Brooklyn’s Museums and Libraries Collaborate to Grow the Arts and Information Digital Landscape, Computers and History of Art (CHART) Conference, November 15, 2012.
Tula Giannini and Jonathan Bowen, Editors
My new book edited with Prof. Jonathan Bowen, Museums and Digital Culture: New Perspectives and Research, Springer 2019, received an excellent review in the Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship by Prof. Jennifer Koslow,
"a tremendous resource for students, scholars, staff, and artists who work in museums and related cultural heritage organizations. Their work builds on Giannini and Bowen’s experi- ences in researching and observing digital engagement, which are extensive, as well as on con- versations initiated at the annual London Conference on Electronic Visualization and the Arts. In addition to Giannini and Bowen’s contributions, twenty-five additional authors offer their perspectives as curators, artists, educators, and museum directors. While numerous works discuss how to use digital tools in museum spaces from an admin- istrative aspect, Giannini and Bowen’s work is original in offering evaluations from both inside and outside formal institutional structures. They argue that ‘while other books are considering museums from the inside-administration, management, process, and collections – our book considers museums from the vantage point of inside/outside interaction, participation, and collaboration. In doing so, this work examines the intellectual validations and complications that arise in attempting to integrate museums into the digital ecosystem. "
Reviewed in the Journal of media and communication research , MedieKultur 2020, 68, 150-152. https://tidsskrift.dk/mediekultur/article/view/121718/169478, by Eva Pina Myrczvik who concludes her review noting,
"At its core, Museums and Digital Culture encapsulates the current state of practicea nd research looking at the ways in which the development of technology and digital culture change both current and future museum and artistic practice. As such, the editors have chosen a fruitful variety of topics, trends, and theories that shape cultural institutions now and in the future."
The book explores how digital culture is transforming museums in the 21st century. Offering a corpus of new evidence for readers to explore, the authors trace the digital evolution of the museum and that of their audiences, now fully immersed in digital life, from the Internet to home and work. In a world where life in code and digits has redefined human information behavior and dominates daily activity and communication, ubiquitous use of digital tools and technology is radically changing the social contexts and purposes of museum exhibitions and collections, the work of museum professionals and the expectations of visitors, real and virtual.
Below: Curriculum Vitae, and fulltext articles in pdf: Raoux, Hotteterre and Ballard
Historical Musicology publications by T. Giannini:
Frédéric Triebert (1813-1878), Designer of the Modern Oboe: Newly Found Archival Documents Featuring the Inventory and Auction of his Musical Instrument Enterprise in Liber Amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux Symbols, Parallels and Discoveries in Her Honor, The Festschrift Series No.19, Pendragon Press. April 2005.
The Music Library of Jean-Baptiste Christophe Ballard, Sole Music Printer to the King of France, 1750 Inventory of his Grand Collection Brought to Light. 2003 Indexed in RILM .
Book - Great Flute Makers of France: The Lot and Godfroy Families - 1650-1900. Tony Bingham, London, 1993. 245 pages, 98 plates, 60 document illustrations, 2 genealogical tabes. Based on French archival documents discovered by the author, as well as music collections, original period wind instruments, methods and manuscripts, the book establishes the first in depth history of these two families of French woodwind makers and their place as the designers of the French flute, the one played by leading solo flutists from Louis Dorus and Paul Taffanel to Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway. (See book cover image right, shows a gold flute by Louis Lot made 1869 for Jean Rémusat, and an 18th century boxwood and ivory flute by Thomas Lot.
A French of Dynasty of Master Woodwind Makers Revealed, Bizey Prudent and Porthaux, their Workshop in Paris, rue Dauphine, St. André des Arts, ca 1745-1812: New Archival Documents. AMIS Newsletter. February 1998, pages, 7-10.