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

Seminar 8. Final Reflections: A Workshop to Explore the Seminars’ Findings

  • Online event via Zoom
  • Date: Dec 10, 2021
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Host: 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 the past years, the Max Planck Research Group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions has organised a series of online seminars which asked 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 the series, we have invited all previous speakers to summarise, and reflect on, the themes that have emerged during the series. In anticipation of this seminar, a draft document will be circulated amongst the participants. During the seminar, this will then be discussed and supplemented during breakout sessions. These sessions are followed by a general roundtable discussion. After the seminar, the supplemented draft document will be finalised by the participants and editors, and circulated as agreed during the seminar.


Friday, 10.12.2021 (2-5pm CET)

14:00 - 14:30 Welcome and introduction

14:30 - 15:30 Breakout sessions

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 16:45 Report from sessions followed by a roundtable discussion

16:45 - 17:00 Conclusions

This event takes place online, participation possible via zoom. Please follow the link below to register:

Scientific Organization: Oscar Seip

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