Digital Visual Studies

Dealing with questions that arise from the development in the digital humanities plays an important role in the research focus of the Department Weddigen. Computer-aided processes increasingly determine the collection, the management and the communication of research-related data – from sustained digitization of art-historical sources and their automatized evaluation to formats of digital publishing. Considering the mediality of sources and tools, hitherto conventional conceptions of working in the humanities are changing.

Apart from a reflection on these radical changes and their epistemological implications on the level of science history and theory, the department encourages the acquisition and mediation of digital competences by introducing an extensive reorganization of the academic IT area at the institute. In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and the Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) of the University of Zurich, the Bibliotheca Hertziana especially envisages the founding of a center for digital art history, where new standards and tools related to field-specific questions and tasks can be developed.


Navigating and Annotating Art Historical Collections

Workshop (closed) with Open Lecture (participation possible on-site or online) by Dario Rodighiero
Only the Lecture is public (participation possible on-site or online)
Nov 23, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021

What's next for Art History and Cultural Analytics: Features, Dimensions, Networks

Harald Klinke
Online event via Zoom
Apr 21, 2021 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)

"A Tale of Two Practices. Literary Studies between Hermeneutics and Quantification"

Franco Moretti
Versione italiana sarà resa disponibile in formato cartaceo / Admission until 11:30
Dec 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom

Totentanz: Aby Warburg and Digital Art History

Leonardo Impett
Jan 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
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