The Department of History of Art treats critically the major fields in world art, from ancient through modern, and serves to connect the arts to the other humanities. They are studying leaves from many different types of books, from many countries, but she has focused her students on one undertaking especially—a publication known as the Nuremberg Chronicle that attempted to print all knowledge and history known at the time.
We saw this first-hand recently at the Tampa Book Arts Studio when pages from books printed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries on the other side of the world—mostly in Latin—began to speak to a twenty-first century seminar. Art history shares many scholarly pursuits within the humanities, including history, language and literature, film, theatre and dance, and architecture. Art historians employ a number of methods in their research into the ontology and history of objects.