Amanda du Preez

Digital Arts and Humanities: How to Do Things with Images



23 August 2023




Showcasing a regional DH project


In this presentation, the work done by the School of the Arts, UP, particularly within the Digital Culture and Media Programme will be showcased. The main vehicle for our explorations into the Digital Humanities works through images. How to explore the rich intersection between images on Instagram, YouTube, NFTs, AI, and in the museum and gallery spaces, with the digital, is the focus of this introduction.


Amanda du Preez is Professor in the School of the Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture and Digital Culture and Media. Her book publications include Gendered Bodies and New Technologies: Rethinking Embodiment in a Cyber-era (2009), Voices from the South. Digital Arts and Humanities (2018) and Art, the Sublime and Movement: Spaced Out (2022). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text, and De Arte. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the international journal Persona Studies, and the Governing Board of the International Association for Visual Culture (IAVC). Currently she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa, as well the managing committee of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa’s (DHASA). She is also the Chair of the Arts Commission of the South African Academy for the Sciences. ORCID: