‘Art History Resources’ celebrates 13 years

Posted on October 24, 2008 by Staff Writer

Art History Resources on the Web, an Internet site created by Sweet Briar College art history professor Christopher Witcombe in 1995, celebrates its 13th birthday today, Oct. 24.

According to Witcombe, the site receives more than 10,000 visitors a day and was recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities for inclusion on EDSITEment, a Web site billed as “one of the best online resources for education in the humanities.”

“As a measure of its popularity, type ‘art history’ into Google’s search box and my site comes up number one, a position it’s held for several years,” Witcombe wrote in an e-mail.

In addition, the Web site is referenced in numerous books, including “Evolving Internet Reference Resources,” “Must-See Websites for Busy Teachers,” “The History Highway: A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources” and others.