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

Seminar 2. Presenting and Investigating the Book as a Digital Object: New Directions in Book History and Publishing

  • Online event via Zoom
  • Date: Nov 13, 2020
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Location: Online via zoom
  • Host: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • Contact: boehm@biblhertz.it
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 second of three* seminars taking place this year, we have invited Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews), Elisa Bastianello (Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History), and Glen Robson (IIIF Technical Coordinator) to reflect on how digital technologies have changed approaches to the discovery, study, and presentation of books; what impact the changing dynamic between the analogue and digital manifestation of the book has on their working practices; and how this affected 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: Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews; Elisa Bastianello, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History; Glen Robson, IIIF Technical Coordinator

Scientific Organization: Sietske Fransen & Oscar Seip

For participation via zoom, please register HERE.

Friday, 13.11.2020 (13:00-14:00)
Presenting and Investigating the Book as a Digital Object: New Directions in Book History and Publishing
Elisa Bastianello, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews
Glen Robson, IIIF Technical Coordinator

* The final seminar will take place on Friday (1-2pm), 18.12.2020, E-mails and Letters: Curating Correspondence in the Digital Age with speakers: Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary University of London), Dirk van Miert (University of Utrecht), and Jessica Smith (John Rylands Library, University of Manchester). More information on this event, including details on how to register, will be announced soon.

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