Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 1. From the Analogue to the Digital: On The Changing Role of the Image in Collections and Research

  • Online participation possible via zoom.
  • Datum: 16.10.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Ort: Due to current safety regulations the workshop must take place without an audience on site.
  • Gastgeber: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
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Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers.

This invites reflection on how these modern technologies impact the generation of new questions. In order to examine this, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions is organising a series of online seminars that asks researchers, librarians, software developers, curators, archivists, and artists to reflect on the impact that digital media and tools have on their working practices.
In the first of three* seminars taking place this year, we have asked librarians Christoph Glorius and Anne McLaughlin, as well as the artist Wim van Egmond to reflect on the changing role that images play in collections and research; what impact the changing dynamic between the analogue and digital manifestation of the image has on their working practices; and how this affected the questions that are asked or could be asked. The format for this seminar consists of three 10-minute lightning talks, which are followed by questions and discussion.

Speakers: Christoph Glorius, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History; Anne McLaughlin, Parker Library - Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge ; Wim van Egmond - Microphotographer, The Netherlands

Scientific Organization: Sietske Fransen & Oscar Seip

This event takes place online, participation possible via zoom. To register please follow THIS ZOOM LINK.

* Future seminars will take place on
Friday (1-2pm), 13.11.2020
Presenting and Investigating the Book as a Digital Object: New Directions in Book History and Publishing
Friday (1-2pm), 18.12.2020
E-mails and Letters: Curating Correspondence
The details of these events will be announced soon, including information on the speakers.

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