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

Seminar 7. Between Physical Lockdown and Unparalleled Virtual Wanderings: Reflections on the Impact of the Pandemic on the Digital Turn

  • Online event via Zoom
  • Datum: 14.05.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 13:00 - 14:00
  • 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 and resources.

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 final seminar of this year, we have invited three speakers to reflect on the impact that the worldwide pandemic had on past and future working practices in the humanities and sciences. The format for this seminar consists of three 8-minute lightning talks, which are followed by questions and discussion.

Leo Impett (Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Durham), Harald Klinke (Lecturer in Digital Art History at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München), Tristan Weddigen (Director, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome)

For participation via Zoom, please register HERE.

Scientific organization: Oscar Seip

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